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[04/05/21 - 10:07 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Puts ABC 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/4/21):

ABC (4.595 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was back on top in demos on Sunday with its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.087 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "American Idol" (5.313 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and "The Rookie" (3.667 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

A close second was CBS (6.000 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) with originals from "60 Minutes" (7.276 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "The Equalizer" (6.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.465 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.546 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

Next up was NBC (1.242 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #3) with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.307 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) followed by new episodes of "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.647 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.170 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) plus a second run "Good Girls" (0.843 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T4) offered up its annual telecast of "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" (0.557 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) alongside a new "Bless the Harts" (0.445 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and the two-hour special "Malika the Lion Queen" (0.911 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T4) closed out the evening with full hour repeats of "World's Funniest Animals" (0.471 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Masters of Illusion" (0.334 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-14.29% - The Equalizer
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
-33.33% - Ellen's Game of Games
-44.44% - 60 Minutes
-50.00% - Bless the Harts

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-33.33% - American Idol
-37.50% - The Rookie
-40.00% - The Equalizer (vs. ACM Presents: Our Country)
-42.86% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Garth & Trisha: Live! (Repeat))
-44.44% - 60 Minutes
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-50.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. ACM Presents: Our Country)
-50.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-55.56% - Malika the Lion Queen (vs. Various (Repeats))
-60.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
-66.67% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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