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[04/20/20 - 08:59 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Holds Off Demo Competition
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/19/20):

ABC (4.749 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday thanks to a new "American Idol" (5.462 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) bookended by repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.466 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "The Rookie" (2.608 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

CBS (7.172 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with its mix of "60 Minutes" (9.585 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "God Friended Me" (6.050 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.743 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and the season finale of "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.309 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was NBC (2.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with originals from "Little Big Shots" (2.803 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "The Wall" (3.322 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.997 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Good Girls" (1.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.835 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.769 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.567 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Duncanville" (1.114 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.394 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.560 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.351 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Batwoman" (0.407 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.295 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 3/15/20)
0.00% - The Wall (vs. 4/5/20)
0.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. 4/5/20)
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. 4/5/20)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. 4/5/20)
0.00% - Duncanville (vs. 3/22/20)
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - God Friended Me
-16.67% - The Simpsons (vs. 3/22/20)
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 3/22/20)
-20.00% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - 60 Minutes
+25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration)
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-16.67% - God Friended Me (vs. Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration)
-20.00% - Good Girls
-20.00% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-28.57% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-33.33% - American Idol
-42.86% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/21/19):

ABC (5.339 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) scored the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.652 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by originals from "American Idol" (6.421 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.864 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

CBS (6.717 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.308 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" (6.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and the season finale of "Madam Secretary" (4.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Next up was NBC (2.575 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its combination of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.331 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) alongside fresh installments of "World of Dance" (2.905 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Good Girls" (2.160 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.134 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "The Simpsons" (0.783 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "Bob's Burgers" (0.916 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), another "The Simpsons" (1.237 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.166 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.297 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and another "Family Guy" (1.403 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.809 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with the return of "Supergirl" (0.949 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.669 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 3/31/19)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 3/31/19)
-7.69% - American Idol
-16.67% - Good Girls
-22.22% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration (vs. Instinct/NCIS: Los Angeles)
-20.00% - American Idol
-33.33% - Madam Secretary

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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