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[04/08/19 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Puts 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 (4/7/19):

CBS (9.764 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) notched another victory on Sunday thanks to a new "60 Minutes" (9.347 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (9.903 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

ABC (5.270 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.125 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "American Idol" (6.092 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "Shark Tank" (3.769 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.922 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.899 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) followed by new episodes of "World of Dance" (3.186 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Good Girls" (2.417 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.455 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.031 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.118 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13), new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.593 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.748 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.667 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and a second "Family Guy" (1.572 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, second runs of "Supergirl" (0.481 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.328 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) on The CW (0.404 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 3/24/19)
0.00% - World of Dance
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-11.11% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 3/24/19)
-12.50% - The Simpsons
-16.67% - American Idol
-43.75% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (vs. Various)
+14.29% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-12.50% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
-22.22% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - American Idol
-40.00% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/8/18):

ABC (5.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) edged out the competition among adults 18-49 on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.045 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) followed by originals from "American Idol" (7.165 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Deception" (3.743 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

CBS (8.334 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (10.830 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1), "Instinct" (8.198 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Madam Secretary" (6.247 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Next up was NBC (4.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (4.267 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "Little Big Shots" (6.658 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Genius Junior" (4.458 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Timeless" (2.476 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.089 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) alongside new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.734 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "The Simpsons" (2.115 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.725 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.977 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.540 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) rounded out the night on FOX (1.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - Instinct
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - The Last Man on Earth
+12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. 3/25/18)
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Genius Junior (vs. 3/25/18)
0.00% - Timeless (vs. 3/25/18)
-6.25% - American Idol
-12.50% - Deception

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+75.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+60.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. The Last Man on Earth (Repeat))
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+12.50% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-14.29% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-18.18% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.22% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-30.77% - Little Big Shots
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. 60 Minutes)
-46.43% - 60 Minutes (vs. PGA Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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