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[03/18/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Powers ABC to Demo Victory
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 (3/17/19):

ABC (5.702 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its reality lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.761 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "American Idol" (7.076 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.896 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

CBS (7.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "God Friended Me" (7.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.334 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Madam Secretary" (5.481 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was FOX (1.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with a repeat "MasterChef Junior" (1.522 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.044 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.114 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) plus repeats of "Family Guy" (2.004 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and a second "Family Guy" (1.758 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.152 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.813 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) followed by originals from "World of Dance" (3.705 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Good Girls" (2.385 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.065 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Charmed" (0.665 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - God Friended Me
+12.50% - Shark Tank
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/3/19)
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-16.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. 3/3/19)
-16.67% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-20.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Instinct)
-23.81% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
-27.78% - American Idol
-28.57% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
-31.25% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/18/18):

CBS (9.010 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to a primetime "NCAA Overrun" (12.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) followed by "60 Minutes" (9.997 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), the premiere of "Instinct" (8.789 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and new episodes from "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Madam Secretary" (6.371 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17).

ABC (6.231 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.295 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) alongside week two of "American Idol" (7.739 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Deception" (4.153 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was NBC (5.348 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with the return of "Little Big Shots" (5.973 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), a second "Little Big Shots" (7.480 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), the launch of "Genius Junior" (5.074 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and a new "Timeless" (2.866 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, FOX (1.836 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.416 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18) and its new mix of "Bob's Burgers" (1.686 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "The Simpsons" (2.067 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.928 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Family Guy" (2.306 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.611 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 12/12/17)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-12.50% - Timeless
-21.74% - American Idol
-27.27% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-30.77% - Deception
-54.55% - Family Guy (vs. 1/14/18)
-58.82% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 1/14/18)
-91.75% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/14/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Time After Time)
+125.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+33.33% - Little Big Shots - 7:00 (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
+28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
0.00% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-5.88% - 60 Minutes
-9.09% - Family Guy
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - Bob's Burgers
-12.50% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-12.50% - The Last Man on Earth
-16.67% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-26.67% - Little Big Shots - 8:00

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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