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[01/21/19 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: AFC Championship Posts Monster Numbers for CBS
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 (1/20/19):

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

CBS (43.042 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 13.1, #1) surged to the top spot on Sunday with its primetime portion of the "AFC Championship" (47.469 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 14.5, #1) and a special "Magnum P.I." (12.058 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2).

FOX (2.446 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a distant second with its repeat lineup of "The Masked Singer" (3.915 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "The Simpsons" (2.183 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (1.583 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Family Guy" (1.616 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "The Cool Kids" (1.460 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

Next up was ABC (3.359 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.153 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.982 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), a new "Shark Tank" (2.830 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Shark Tank" (2.471 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.749 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up the feature "Minions" (1.802 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (3.697 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, the return of "Supergirl" (1.035 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Charmed" (0.819 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.927 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 12/9/18)
-36.36% - Shark Tank
-57.14% - Supergirl (vs. 12/11/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-30.00% - Shark Tank
-33.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeats))


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/21/18):

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

FOX (27.590 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.9, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with the primetime portion of the "NFC Championship" (33.851 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.9, #1) followed by the launch of "The Resident" (8.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

CBS (6.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then claimed a distant second with its mix of "60 Minutes Presents" (8.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "60 Minutes" (6.881 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "SWAT" (4.405 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.727 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.923 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.119 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Shark Tank" (3.918 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and another "Shark Tank" (3.836 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

And finally, NBC (3.229 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night with repeats of "Little Big Shots" (2.616 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14), another "Little Big Shots" (3.315 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.363 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and another "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.624 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Shark Tank - 10:00
-23.08% - Shark Tank - 9:00
-33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. Quantico (Repeat))
+66.67% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. To Tell the Truth (Repeat))
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. To Tell the Truth (Repeat))
-18.66% - NFC Championship (vs. AFC Championship on CBS)
-25.00% - The Resident (vs. Hunted on CBS)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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