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[02/04/19 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Super Bowl Disappoints 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/3/19):

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

CBS (76.157 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 24.4, #1) claimed top honors on Sunday thanks to its primetime portions of "Super Bowl LIII" (87.721 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 27.9, #1) followed by "Super Bowl LIII Post-Game" (56.694 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 19.0, #2) and "The World's Best" (26.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 8.6, #3).

ABC (1.856 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) then led the leftover audience with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.188 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.085 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "Shark Tank" (1.267 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and another "Shark Tank" (1.883 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Next up was NBC (1.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with encores of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (1.652 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and a second "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (1.966 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.751 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) offered up second runs of "The Simpsons" (0.647 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Bob's Burgers" (0.663 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), another "The Simpsons" (0.914 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.732 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "Family Guy" (0.846 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "The Cool Kids" (0.701 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.349 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with rebroadcasts of "Supergirl" (0.405 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Charmed" (0.293 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.71% - Super Bowl LIII (vs. Super Bowl LII on NBC)
-32.62% - Super Bowl LIII Post-Game (vs. Super Bowl LII Post-Game on NBC)
-42.28% - The World's Best (vs. This Is Us on NBC)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/4/18):

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

NBC (87.461 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 28.6, #1) was of course of the top draw on Sunday with its primetime coverage of "Super Bowl LII" (95.173 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 30.9, #1), "Super Bowl LII Post-Game" (84.309 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 28.2, #2) and "This Is Us" (44.337 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 14.9, #3).

ABC (1.906 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.910 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.979 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Shark Tank" (1.579 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and another "Shark Tank" (2.155 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Next up was CBS (2.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes Presents" (3.046 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "NCIS" (2.618 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.674 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.378 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.427 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #17), "Bob's Burgers" (0.589 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "The Simpsons" (0.934 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Ghosted" (0.619 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Family Guy" (0.717 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "LA to Vegas" (0.648 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) rounded out the night on FOX (0.656 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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