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[05/14/18 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Remain Demo Champs
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 (5/13/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: NBC programming aired on a 14-minute slide in the Eastern U.S. due to a golf overrun.]

ABC (6.212 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.711 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "American Idol" (7.838 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Deception" (3.460 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

CBS (7.279 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was likewise the most-watched network once again with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.502 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), a second "60 Minutes" (7.451 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.270 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (5.896 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Next up was FOX (1.748 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (0.973 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) alongside new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.548 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "The Simpsons" (2.087 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.756 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.252 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and a second "Bob's Burgers" (1.873 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

And finally, a new "Genius Junior" (3.073 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), the season finale of "Genius Junior" (2.811 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16), a new "Timeless" (2.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and the season finale of "Timeless" (2.276 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) likewise rounded out the night on NBC (2.675 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+20.00% - Timeless
+14.29% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+11.11% - Family Guy
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Deception
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Genius Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time)
+50.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time: The Final Battle Begins)
+40.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+25.00% - Family Guy (vs. Miss USA 2017)
+16.67% - Deception (vs. Match Game)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+12.50% - The Simpsons (vs. Miss USA 2017)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Miss USA 2017)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Miss USA 2017)
-14.29% - Genius Junior - 7:00 (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-20.00% - 60 Minutes - 7:00
-27.27% - 60 Minutes - 8:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-33.33% - Timeless - 10:00 (vs. Shades of Blue)
-45.45% - Timeless - 9:00 (vs. Chicago Justice)
-61.54% - Genius Junior - 8:00 (vs. Little Big Shots)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/14/17):

NBC (5.295 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) took home the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (3.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) repeat, a new "Little Big Shots" (7.201 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), the season finale of "Chicago Justice" (5.630 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and an original "Shades of Blue" (4.729 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

CBS (7.849 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with "60 Minutes" (9.710 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), the season finale "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.361 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) as well as fresh installments of "Madam Secretary" (7.808 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Elementary" (4.517 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Next up was ABC (2.823 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its recap special "Once Upon a Time: The Final Battle Begins" (2.850 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) followed by a new "Once Upon a Time" (2.960 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), the season finale of "Once Upon a Time" (2.908 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a new "Match Game" (2.574 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.895 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "The Simpsons" (1.137 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) led into "Miss USA 2017" (2.927 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) on FOX (2.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Shades of Blue
+12.50% - Once Upon a Time
+11.11% - 60 Minutes
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+10.00% - Chicago Justice
+8.33% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Elementary
-25.00% - Match Game (vs. 4/30/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
+44.44% - Little Big Shots (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
+12.50% - Once Upon a Time - 9:00 (vs. The Family)
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 60 Minutes)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Elementary (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-18.18% - Once Upon a Time - 8:00
-22.22% - Madam Secretary (vs. Undercover Boss)
-27.27% - Miss USA 2017 (vs. Various)
-38.46% - Once Upon a Time: The Final Battle Begins (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-40.00% - Match Game (vs. Quantico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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