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[04/13/20 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Remain on Top in Demos
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 (4/12/20):

ABC (5.536 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.716 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) followed by "American Idol" (5.826 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "The Rookie" (4.776 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

CBS (7.041 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the number two draw with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.560 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "God Friended Me" (5.847 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.715 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.041 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a rebroacdast of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (3.170 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and a special "Dateline NBC" (2.744 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.154 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) opted for repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.100 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" (1.035 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), another "The Simpsons" (1.256 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Duncanville" (1.065 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.163 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.305 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, second runs of "Batwoman" (0.488 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Supergirl" (0.315 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (0.402 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/29/20)
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/29/20)
-12.50% - The Rookie
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/29/20)
-16.67% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/29/20)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/29/20)
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/29/20)
-12.50% - The Rookie
-23.08% - American Idol
-36.51% - Dateline NBC


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/14/19):

ABC (5.886 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled into the top broadcast spot on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.223 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) alongside new episodes of "American Idol" (7.184 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.953 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

CBS (6.821 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.537 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "God Friended Me" (7.007 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.762 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (4.978 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

NBC (2.977 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) shared in the silver honors with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.951 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) plus originals from "World of Dance" (3.267 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Good Girls" (2.423 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.096 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Bob's Burgers" (1.004 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), another "The Simpsons" (1.370 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.288 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.456 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and another "Family Guy" (1.528 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, second runs of "Supergirl" (0.458 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Charmed" (0.264 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) on The CW (0.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - American Idol
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - Good Girls
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/31/19)
-20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 3/31/19)
-45.45% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/31/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
-18.18% - 60 Minutes
-52.94% - Shark Tank (vs. A Higher Loyalty: The Comey/Stephanopoulos Interview)
-66.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-71.43% - God Friended Me (vs. The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-80.95% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 53rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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