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[04/06/20 - 08:14 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Hold Onto Demo Crown
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 (4/5/20):

ABC (6.470 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was still the demo champ on Sunday with its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.225 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "American Idol" (6.905 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.846 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

A close second was CBS (7.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with its mix of "60 Minutes" (9.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "ACM Presents: Our Country" (7.727 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and a repeat "Garth & Trisha: Live!" (4.689 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Next up was NBC (2.493 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with its original quartet of "Little Big Shots" (3.081 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "The Wall" (3.080 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.009 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Good Girls" (1.804 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.147 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) served up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.109 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "Bob's Burgers" (0.985 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), another "The Simpsons" (1.314 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Duncanville" (1.041 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.137 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Family Guy" (1.297 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, second runs of "Batwoman" (0.398 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Supergirl" (0.345 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) closed out the evening on The CW (0.372 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. 3/22/20)
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-7.69% - American Idol
-9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - 60 Minutes
-20.00% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+20.00% - American Idol
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-20.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-28.57% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-33.33% - Good Girls
-37.50% - ACM Presents: Our Country (vs. The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-42.86% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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