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[01/28/19 - 08:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown as "Rent" Leads Night
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/27/19):

ABC (5.132 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the top adults 18-49 crown on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.729 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) followed by new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Shark Tank" (4.477 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and another "Shark Tank" (3.786 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Sharing the demo gold was FOX (2.910 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.337 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) of "Bob's Burgers" (1.453 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by its telecast of "Rent" (3.415 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

Next up was CBS (6.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.182 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.755 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.700 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (5.346 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.806 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "The Titan Games" (2.591 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), another "The Titan Games" (2.961 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and its annual special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" (2.835 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, The CW (1.114 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.337 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.890 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. 10/7/18)
+57.14% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/13/19)
+57.14% - Shark Tank - 9:00
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/13/19)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 1/13/19)
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/13/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - Rent (vs. Various (Repeats))
+75.00% - American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World (vs. Neighbors (Repeat))
+44.44% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
0.00% - Shark Tank - 10:00
0.00% - Shark Tank - 9:00
-50.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. Grammy Red Carpet Live)
-81.48% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards)
-85.19% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards)
-88.89% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/28/18):

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

CBS (16.684 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) rocketed to the top spot on Sunday with its coverage of the "Grammy Red Carpet Live" (9.960 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "The 60th Annual Grammy Awards" (17.645 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1).

ABC (4.829 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.172 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and originals from "Shark Tank" (4.474 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a second "Shark Tank" (3.908 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.546 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Dateline NBC" (3.701 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) alongside the feature "Neighbors" (1.392 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, FOX (1.170 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night with repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.090 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14), "Bob's Burgers" (0.933 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "The Simpsons" (1.309 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Ghosted" (1.014 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.382 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "LA to Vegas" (1.293 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Shark Tank - 9:00
0.00% - Shark Tank - 10:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Conviction)
+75.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice (Repeat))
+10.00% - Shark Tank (vs. To Tell the Truth)
-26.03% - The 60th Annual Grammy Awards (vs. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards on 2/12/17)
-31.25% - Grammy Red Carpet Live (vs. Grammy Red Carpet Live on 2/12/17)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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