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[03/09/20 - 08:10 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demos; CBS Tops Viewers
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 (3/8/20):

ABC (6.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.965 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by new episodes of "American Idol" (7.196 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.131 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

CBS (6.831 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was the silver draw with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.251 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "God Friended Me" (5.945 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.449 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.677 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.657 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.439 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.069 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (1.607 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Duncanville" (1.073 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.304 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Family Guy" (1.451 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.344 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up an encore of "Little Big Shots" (2.427 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) followed by fresh installments of "Little Big Shots" (3.106 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.950 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Good Girls" (1.895 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.725 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Batwoman" (0.774 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.676 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Good Girls
+14.29% - The Rookie
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 2/23/20)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 2/23/20)
-11.11% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - God Friended Me
-16.67% - The Simpsons
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers
-20.00% - Little Big Shots

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul)
-16.67% - Good Girls
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul)
-16.67% - God Friended Me
-28.57% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-37.50% - The Simpsons
-44.44% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. World of Dance)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/10/19):

ABC (5.976 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) claimed the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.581 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "American Idol" (7.221 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.883 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

CBS (6.487 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with new episodes of "60 Minutes" (8.449 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "God Friended Me" (6.694 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) plus the special "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul" (5.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was NBC (3.055 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.790 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) followed by fresh installmets of "World of Dance" (3.479 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Good Girls" (2.471 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.947 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.084 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.395 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (2.168 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (1.981 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Family Guy" (2.260 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) as well as a repeat "Family Guy" (1.794 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

And finally, The CW (0.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.060 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Charmed" (0.765 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Family Guy
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-11.11% - Shark Tank
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - God Friended Me
-14.29% - Good Girls
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - 60 Minutes
-20.00% - World of Dance
-23.53% - American Idol
-25.00% - Supergirl
-33.33% - Charmed

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - 60 Minutes
-11.11% - World of Dance (vs. American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World)
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles/Madam Secretary)
-25.00% - Family Guy (vs. O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?)
-25.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?)
-33.33% - The Simpsons (vs. O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?)
-33.33% - God Friended Me (vs. 60 Minutes)
-38.46% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
-43.48% - American Idol

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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