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[02/15/21 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Return Tops Demos for ABC
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/14/21):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

ABC (5.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) moved into the top demo spot on Sunday thanks to a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.703 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), the return of "American Idol" (6.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and an original "The Rookie" (3.893 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

CBS (6.969 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) claimed the silver with its new lineup of "60 Minutes" (9.059 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "The Equalizer" (7.976 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.915 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.926 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Next up was FOX (3.161 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a full night of "NASCAR Overrun" (3.161 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.377 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up repeats of "Weakest Link" (2.181 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "The Wall" (1.796 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) followed by the two-hour special "Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music" (2.765 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, fresh installments from "Batwoman" (0.507 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "Charmed" (0.371 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) on The CW (0.439 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/17/21)
+50.00% - The Rookie (vs. 1/24/21)
+16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/17/21)
0.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/31/21)
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 1/17/21)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 1/31/21)
-50.00% - Batwoman (vs. 1/31/21)
-86.36% - The Equalizer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Equalizer (vs. God Friended Me)
+16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+16.67% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. For Life (Repeat))
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-25.00% - Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music (vs. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist/Good Girls)
-26.67% - American Idol
-50.00% - Charmed (vs. Supergirl)
-50.00% - Batwoman


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/16/20):

ABC (6.151 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday thanks to a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.613 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and the return of "American Idol" (8.046 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and a repeat of "For Life" (2.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

The silver went to FOX (1.699 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.128 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.463 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) followed by a new "The Simpsons" (1.965 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), the debut of "Duncanville" (1.514 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) as well as originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.508 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Family Guy" (1.615 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was CBS (6.169 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with fresh installments of "60 Minutes" (8.084 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "God Friended Me" (5.368 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.025 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and the relocated "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.199 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.378 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.651 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) alongside the formal debut of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.019 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and the season opener to "Good Girls" (1.991 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.763 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Batwoman" (0.859 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.668 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/19/20)
+16.67% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/5/20)
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 1/26/20)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 1/26/20)
-14.29% - Family Guy (vs. 1/5/20)
-25.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/12/20)
-33.33% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. 1/7/20)
-40.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/19/20)
-44.44% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 12/17/19)
-50.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 1/12/20)
-92.86% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/12/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - American Idol (vs. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Repeat))
+25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-14.29% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.22% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. Elvis All-Star Tribute)
-33.33% - Good Girls (vs. Elvis All-Star Tribute)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-42.86% - God Friended Me
-44.44% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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