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[04/29/19 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Broadcast Charts with "American Idol"
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 (4/28/19):

ABC (6.383 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top broadcast draw on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.680 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "American Idol" (7.877 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "Shark Tank" (4.096 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

NBC (2.872 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.369 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) followed by originals from "World of Dance" (3.362 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Good Girls" (2.396 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was CBS (6.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with a new "60 Minutes" (9.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), the debut of "The Red Line" (5.200 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), a second "The Red Line" (4.524 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and the relocated "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.628 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.592 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.087 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.144 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.915 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.828 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "Family Guy" (1.960 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.619 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.140 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) and "Charmed" (0.730 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) on The CW (0.935 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 4/7/19)
+20.00% - Good Girls
+16.67% - American Idol
+14.29% - 60 Minutes
+14.29% - World of Dance
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 4/7/19)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 4/7/19)
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-11.11% - Family Guy (vs. 3/31/19)
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/14/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-11.11% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-16.67% - The Red Line - 8:00 (vs. Instinct)
-20.00% - Family Guy
-22.22% - American Idol
-22.22% - The Simpsons
-42.86% - The Red Line - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/29/18):

ABC (6.398 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.844 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "American Idol" (8.025 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Deception" (3.700 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

FOX (1.971 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.497 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.891 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "The Simpsons" (2.415 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.960 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Family Guy" (2.280 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.785 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was CBS (7.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.953 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Instinct" (7.042 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.482 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Madam Secretary" (5.992 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, NBC (4.145 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) rounded out the night with "Dateline NBC" (4.242 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Little Big Shots" (6.022 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Genius Junior" (3.700 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Timeless" (2.617 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Deception
+20.00% - American Idol
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+20.00% - Timeless
+16.67% - Dateline NBC
+16.67% - The Last Man on Earth
+14.29% - 60 Minutes
+12.50% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+11.11% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Genius Junior
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+111.76% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+100.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers
+9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-12.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Last Man on Earth
-16.67% - Family Guy
-25.00% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-40.00% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-46.67% - Little Big Shots

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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