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[04/27/20 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Holds 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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/26/20):

ABC (5.062 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held off the demo competition on Sunday with a rebroadcast of "The Disney Family Singalong" (3.200 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) followed by new episodes of "American Idol" (6.044 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "The Rookie" (4.961 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

CBS (7.130 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.730 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "God Friended Me" (6.400 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), the series finale of "God Friended Me" (6.068 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and the season finale of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.320 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.277 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its quartet of "Little Big Shots" (2.985 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "The Wall" (2.846 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.704 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Good Girls" (1.572 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.146 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) served up repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.888 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.844 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) alongside originals of "The Simpsons" (1.347 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Duncanville" (0.972 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.327 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.497 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.514 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Batwoman" (0.668 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.360 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Idol
+20.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. 4/12/20)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 3/22/20)
-20.00% - The Wall
-25.00% - Little Big Shots
-25.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-25.00% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - God Friended Me - 9:00 (vs. The Red Line)
+20.00% - God Friended Me - 8:00 (vs. The Red Line)
+12.50% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
-28.57% - American Idol
-28.57% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-37.50% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-40.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-50.00% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Good Girls
-62.50% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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