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[04/01/19 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: College Basketball Gives CBS Another Boost
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/31/19):

CBS (9.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) got another boost on Sunday thanks to its "NCAA Overrun" (18.165 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.141 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "God Friended Me" (8.007 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.778 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Madam Secretary" (4.830 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

ABC (6.821 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.737 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and an expanded three-hour "American Idol" (7.182 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

Next up was FOX (1.701 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.227 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.296 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) followed by a new "The Simpsons" (2.059 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.657 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), a new "Family Guy" (2.160 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a second run "Family Guy" (1.806 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.586 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.748 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) alongside originals from "World of Dance" (3.213 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Good Girls" (2.169 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.067 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Charmed" (0.738 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) closed out the night on The CW (0.902 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/17/19)
+10.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-12.50% - World of Dance
-16.67% - Good Girls
-23.81% - 60 Minutes
-28.57% - Madam Secretary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+128.57% - 60 Minutes
+83.33% - God Friended Me (vs. Instinct)
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Roseanne (Repeats))
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-9.77% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/Deception)
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-54.55% - Good Girls (vs. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert/Dateline NBC)
-58.82% - World of Dance (vs. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/1/18):

NBC (7.434 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on Easter Sunday with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (4.005 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) repeat followed by "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (9.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and its closing half-hours "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert/Dateline NBC" (8.661 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and "Dateline NBC" (4.668 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Second place then went to ABC (5.824 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with encores of "Roseanne" (3.961 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), another "Roseanne" (4.591 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) alongside originals from "American Idol" (7.434 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "Deception" (4.152 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.672 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a repeat "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" (1.249 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18) followed by new episodes from "Bob's Burgers" (1.491 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.011 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.768 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Family Guy" (2.095 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.416 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, CBS (6.892 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.141 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Instinct" (6.664 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.054 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Madam Secretary" (5.707 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Deception
-5.88% - American Idol
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-14.29% - The Last Man on Earth
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-28.57% - Madam Secretary
-60.00% - Instinct
-82.50% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+128.57% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+100.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+61.90% - Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (vs. Little Big Shots/Chicago Justice)
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers
-25.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-36.36% - 60 Minutes
-61.90% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-71.43% - Instinct (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-76.19% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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