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[04/23/18 - 08:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Reclaim Demo Crown
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 (4/22/18):

ABC (5.930 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was back on top in demos on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.611 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "American Idol" (7.365 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "Deception" (3.378 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

CBS (7.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.773 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Instinct" (7.194 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (6.089 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was FOX (1.699 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.064 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.625 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "The Simpsons" (2.201 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.743 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.026 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.538 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, NBC (3.943 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with "Dateline NBC" (3.910 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Little Big Shots" (5.854 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Genius Junior" (3.647 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Timeless" (2.363 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - American Idol
+14.29% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 4/8/18)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 4/8/18)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Timeless
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/8/18)
-11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-14.29% - Genius Junior
-14.29% - Deception (vs. 4/8/18)
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-33.33% - Instinct (vs. 4/8/18)
-36.36% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+100.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+12.50% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - The Last Man on Earth
-28.57% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-33.33% - Little Big Shots (vs. Little Big Shots)
-40.00% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/23/17):

NBC (5.456 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on a modest Sunday with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (3.905 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15) repeat and originals from "Little Big Shots" (8.244 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Chicago Justice" (5.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "Shades of Blue" (4.089 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

CBS (7.831 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.599 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.408 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Madam Secretary" (7.749 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Elementary" (4.571 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

Next up was ABC (3.127 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.835 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Once Upon a Time" (2.675 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Match Game" (3.155 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "American Crime" (1.843 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #18).

And finally, FOX (1.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) rounded out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.328 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.572 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.846 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "Making History" (1.328 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.726 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and a new "The Last Man on Earth" (1.714 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 4/9/17)
+16.67% - Match Game
+14.29% - Once Upon a Time
+11.11% - Chicago Justice
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 8:00 (vs. 3/26/17)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 4/9/17)
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30
0.00% - Making History
-7.69% - Little Big Shots (vs. 4/9/17)
-9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/9/17)
-11.11% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - The Last Man on Earth
-16.67% - Elementary
-25.00% - American Crime

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
+16.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+9.09% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-12.50% - Match Game (vs. The Family)
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - 60 Minutes
-22.22% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
-22.22% - The Last Man on Earth
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons)
-28.57% - Elementary
-30.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-33.33% - Once Upon a Time
-45.45% - Making History (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-70.00% - American Crime (vs. Quantico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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