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[02/11/19 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Grammy Awards Put CBS on Top
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 (2/10/19):

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

CBS (16.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its presentations of "The 61st Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet" (10.247 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "The 61st Annual Grammy Awards" (17.945 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1). Said numbers were up in viewers but down in demos from "The 60th Annual Grammy Awards" (17.645 million viewers; adults 18-49: 5.4).

ABC (3.870 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a distant second with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.898 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.872 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Shark Tank" (2.590 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and another "Shark Tank" (2.119 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was FOX (1.479 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.131 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.157 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.847 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Bob's Burgers" (1.730 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) plus a repeat "The Cool Kids" (1.198 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.608 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up the feature "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2.629 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Dateline NBC" (2.546 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.542 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with rebroadcasts of "Supergirl" (0.616 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.468 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-50.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 1/20/19)
-55.56% - Family Guy (vs. 1/13/19)
-68.18% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/13/19)
-81.58% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/13/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted (Repeat))
+33.33% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+4.55% - The 61st Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet (on 1/28/18)
-7.41% - The 61st Annual Grammy Awards (on 1/28/18)
-94.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/11/18):

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

NBC (21.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) took home another victory on Sunday with its primetime "2018 Winter Olympics" (21.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) coverage.

ABC (3.825 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.621 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), another "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and a new "Shark Tank" (2.885 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.491 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.560 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.183 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.881 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15), "Bob's Burgers" (1.009 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "The Simpsons" (1.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Ghosted" (1.075 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.326 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "LA to Vegas" (1.124 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) rounded out the night on FOX (1.160 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/10/17)
-20.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 1/28/18)
-41.67% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/21/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Shark Tank (vs. The Blind Side (Repeat))
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-27.54% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/9/14)
-75.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes/The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet)
-83.56% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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