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[03/30/20 - 08:11 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Leads ABC to Demo Victory
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/29/20):

ABC (5.968 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.539 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "American Idol" (7.267 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and a repeat "The Rookie" (2.802 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

CBS (7.494 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) was the most-watched network overall with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (10.219 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "God Friended Me" (6.373 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.839 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.544 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.400 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (1.264 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15), "Outmatched" (0.841 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16), "The Simpsons" (1.430 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.718 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus the special "FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America" (4.572 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.472 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up originals from "Little Big Shots" (2.970 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "The Wall" (3.070 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.913 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Good Girls" (1.936 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Batwoman" (0.481 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Supergirl" (0.350 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) on The CW (0.416 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/15/20)
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-7.14% - American Idol
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - The Wall
-50.00% - Little Big Shots

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America (vs. Family Guy/Family Guy (Repeat))
+40.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
+33.33% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
+22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+8.33% - American Idol
0.00% - Good Girls
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-28.57% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-37.50% - 60 Minutes
-42.86% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-45.45% - God Friended Me


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/31/19):

CBS (9.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) got another boost on Sunday thanks to its "NCAA Overrun" (18.165 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.141 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "God Friended Me" (8.007 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.778 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Madam Secretary" (4.830 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

ABC (6.821 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.737 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and an expanded three-hour "American Idol" (7.182 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

Next up was FOX (1.701 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.227 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.296 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) followed by a new "The Simpsons" (2.059 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.657 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), a new "Family Guy" (2.160 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a second run "Family Guy" (1.806 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.586 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.748 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) alongside originals from "World of Dance" (3.213 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Good Girls" (2.169 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.067 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Charmed" (0.738 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) closed out the night on The CW (0.902 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/17/19)
+10.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-12.50% - World of Dance
-16.67% - Good Girls
-23.81% - 60 Minutes
-28.57% - Madam Secretary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+128.57% - 60 Minutes
+83.33% - God Friended Me (vs. Instinct)
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Roseanne (Repeats))
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-9.77% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/Deception)
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-54.55% - Good Girls (vs. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert/Dateline NBC)
-58.82% - World of Dance (vs. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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