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[04/16/18 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Push CBS in Front
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 (4/15/18):

CBS (11.664 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) surged to the top spot on Sunday with a new "60 Minutes" (10.415 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) followed by "The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (12.081 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (7.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.195 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "American Idol" (6.255 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and the special "A Higher Loyalty: The Comey/Stephanopoulos Interview" (9.783 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Next up was FOX (1.690 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.357 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) alongside originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.803 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), "The Simpsons" (2.242 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.817 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.530 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.391 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, the quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.091 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "Little Big Shots" (5.515 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Genius Junior" (3.847 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Timeless" (2.558 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) rounded out the night on NBC (4.003 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/25/18) +12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine +11.11% - The Simpsons 0.00% - Bob's Burgers 0.00% - Genius Junior 0.00% - Dateline NBC -13.33% - American Idol -14.29% - The Last Man on Earth -16.67% - Timeless -22.22% - Little Big Shots -26.67% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+325.00% - A Higher Loyalty: The Comey/Stephanopoulos Interview (American Crime) +166.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat)) +125.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30 (vs. Making History (Repeat)) +100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives) +100.00% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game) +66.67% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat)) +50.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. The Last Man on Earth (Repeat)) +22.22% - 60 Minutes +16.67% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 9:00 (vs. Family Guy (Repeat)) 0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat)) 0.00% - The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on 4/2/17) -12.50% - Little Big Shots -22.22% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice) -28.57% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/16/17):

CBS (8.256 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) rose to the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees" (10.261 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "Elementary" (4.477 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

NBC (4.453 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then had to settle for second place with repeats of "Little Big Shots" (3.711 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Little Big Shots" (5.188 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) plus originals from "Chicago Justice" (4.877 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Shades of Blue" (4.037 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its quartet of "Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives" (3.193 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Once Upon a Time" (2.508 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Match Game" (2.431 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "American Crime" (1.824 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" (1.122 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), "Bob's Burgers" (0.864 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), "The Simpsons" (1.464 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Making History" (0.955 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Family Guy" (1.401 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.045 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the night on FOX (1.142 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago Justice
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - American Crime
-14.29% - Match Game
-25.00% - Elementary (vs. 3/26/17)
-40.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees (vs. Madam Secretary/The Good Wife)
-10.00% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Elementary
-18.18% - Chicago Justice (vs. Crowded/Crowded)
-25.00% - Match Game (vs. The Family)
-33.33% - Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-36.36% - Once Upon a Time
-41.67% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
-60.00% - American Crime (vs. Quantico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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