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[02/19/18 - 09:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Winter Olympics Continue Their Reign
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/18/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (15.686 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) cruised to another victory on Sunday with its coverage of the "2018 Winter Olympics" (15.686 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) in primetime.

ABC (3.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.030 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "Shark Tank" (3.094 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) bookending repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.744 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and a second "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.669 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.582 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) adn its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.465 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.861 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), repeats of "SWAT" (2.729 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.276 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, FOX (1.437 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the night with repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.483 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (1.306 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "The Simpsons" (1.510 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Ghosted" (1.034 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.230 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "LA to Vegas" (1.059 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Celebrity Big Brother
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Shark Tank
-28.00% - 2018 Winter Olympics

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The Good Fight)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. To Tell the Truth)
-25.00% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/16/14)
-30.00% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/19/17):

ABC (3.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on a low key Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.353 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), the feature "Tangled" (3.755 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the winter finale of "To Tell the Truth" (2.811 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

CBS (7.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with "60 Minutes" (10.249 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), a preview of "The Good Fight" (7.163 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and new episodes of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.479 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) and "Elementary" (5.046 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was FOX (1.747 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with repeats of "Son of Zorn" (0.981 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "The Simpsons" (1.288 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) followed by new episodes from "The Simpsons" (2.460 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1), the season finale of "Son of Zorn" (1.573 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) plus "Family Guy" (2.245 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.938 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, a repeat of "Dateline NBC" (3.596 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the special "The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary" (4.400 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) closed out the night on NBC (4.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Son of Zorn
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers
+11.11% - Family Guy
+10.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Elementary (vs. 1/29/17)
-15.38% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/29/17)
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-30.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 1/29/17)
-58.33% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bordertown)
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The Good Wife)
-9.09% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - Son of Zorn (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
-21.43% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-23.08% - Family Guy
-30.77% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-41.67% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Shark Tank)
-41.67% - The Good Fight (vs. Madam Secretary)
-44.88% - The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary (vs. Various)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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