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[03/02/20 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Top Adults 18-49
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/1/20):

ABC (5.913 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.143 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) alongside originals from "American Idol" (6.991 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "The Rookie" (4.526 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Second place went to CBS (6.798 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.160 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "God Friended Me" (5.998 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.479 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.555 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was FOX (1.382 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.373 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Duncanville" (1.062 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.692 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Duncanville" (1.238 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "Bob's Burgers" (1.421 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.509 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.549 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up an encore "Little Big Shots" (2.941 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus originals from "Little Big Shots" (3.389 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.062 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Good Girls" (1.803 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.384 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Batwoman" (0.452 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.315 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+12.50% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Good Girls
-7.14% - American Idol
-12.50% - The Rookie
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - Family Guy
-20.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-20.00% - Duncanville
-44.44% - Little Big Shots (vs. 2/24/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-10.00% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - God Friended Me
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
-22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.22% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
-23.53% - American Idol
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-28.57% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-33.33% - The Simpsons
-42.86% - Good Girls
-50.00% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. World of Dance)
-60.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/2/19):

ABC (7.032 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its new lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.651 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "American Idol" (8.633 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "Shark Tank" (4.211 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

CBS (7.291 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.240 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "God Friended Me" (6.833 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.920 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (5.169 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Next up was NBC (3.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a "World of Dance" (3.005 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) recap followed by a new "World of Dance" (4.174 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the season premiere of "Good Girls" (2.770 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.828 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.404 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.325 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.317 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (2.040 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Family Guy" (2.103 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.780 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, originals from "Supergirl" (1.184 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Charmed" (0.754 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #18) rounded out the night on The CW (0.969 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 2/17/19)
+50.00% - Charmed (vs. 2/17/19)
+37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+33.33% - Supergirl (vs. 2/17/19)
+28.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/17/19)
+25.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 2/17/19)
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 2/17/19)
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 2/17/19)
-10.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 1/27/19)
-11.11% - Family Guy (vs. 2/17/19)
-11.11% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 2/17/19)
-28.57% - World of Dance (vs. 2/26/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+100.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted (Repeat))
+80.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+75.00% - God Friended Me (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+66.67% - World of Dance (vs. Furious 7 (Repeat))
+60.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+50.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+25.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes (Repeat))
+16.67% - Good Girls (vs. Furious 7 (Repeat))
-72.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet)
-73.44% - American Idol (vs. The 90th Annual Academy Awards)
-85.94% - Shark Tank (vs. The 90th Annual Academy Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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