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[02/24/20 - 08:09 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Top Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/23/20):

ABC (6.499 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top demo draw on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.184 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "American Idol" (7.459 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and the return of "The Rookie" (4.894 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Second place went to CBS (6.665 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.961 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "God Friended Me" (5.964 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.179 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.556 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was FOX (1.622 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with an encore of "LEGO Masters" (1.669 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #v) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.828 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Duncanville" (1.440 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T), "Bob's Burgers" (1.571 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and "Family Guy" (1.556 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.138 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (2.382 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) alongside originals of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.975 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Good Girls" (1.810 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "Batwoman" (0.816 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and "Supergirl" (0.667 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) closed out the night on The CW (0.742 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - God Friended Me
+33.33% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - The Rookie (vs. 12/8/19)
+25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+25.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
+20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
+16.67% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-6.67% - American Idol
-14.29% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
+100.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed (Repeat))
+50.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. FBI (Repeat))
+40.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+9.09% - God Friended Me (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
+9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. America's Got Talent: The Champions (Repeat))
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-16.67% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-20.00% - Good Girls (vs. America's Got Talent: The Champions (Repeat))
-75.31% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet)
-78.79% - American Idol (vs. The 91st Annual Academy Awards)
-87.88% - The Rookie (vs. The 91st Annual Academy Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/24/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.]

ABC (23.619 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its annual mix of "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet" (16.152 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3), part two of "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet" (19.792 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) and "The 91st Annual Academy Awards" (25.502 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.6, #1).

Said numbers were up a few ticks from last year's "The 90th Annual Academy Awards" (24.404 million viewers; adults 18-49: 6.4 on 3/4/18).

CBS (4.529 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then led the leftover race with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.264 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "The Big Bang Theory" (4.121 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Young Sheldon" (3.412 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), another "The Big Bang Theory" (3.556 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "Young Sheldon" (3.027 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "FBI" (2.793 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18).

Next up was NBC (2.527 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with second runs of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.864 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.031 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (2.107 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.415 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.525 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Bob's Burgers" (1.364 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), another "The Simpsons" (1.549 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.350 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Family Guy" (1.317 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and another "Family Guy" (1.386 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.440 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening with repeats of "Supergirl" (0.533 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T19) and "Charmed" (0.347 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.12% - The 91st Annual Academy Awards
+2.50% - Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet
0.00% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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