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[05/03/21 - 10:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Total Viewers with "60 Minutes"
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 (5/2/21):

CBS (6.118 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.275 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "The Equalizer" (6.970 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.477 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.749 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

ABC (4.732 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.560 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "American Idol" (5.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and "The Rookie" (3.849 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Next up was NBC (1.477 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.527 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) alongside originals from "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.774 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.242 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Good Girls" (1.363 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.757 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up its lineup of "The Simpsons" (0.593 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), a new "Bless the Harts" (0.579 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "The Simpsons" (0.767 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "The Great North" (0.607 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (0.925 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Family Guy" (1.072 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, the return of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.456 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and the relocated "Batwoman" (0.381 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) rounded out the night for The CW (0.419 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
+33.33% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 3/28/21)
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+25.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 4/4/21)
+25.00% - The Rookie (vs. 4/18/21)
+20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/4/21)
0.00% - American Idol (vs. 4/18/21)
0.00% - The Equalizer (vs. 4/4/21)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 4/18/21)
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 4/11/21)
-25.00% - Good Girls
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 4/18/21)
-33.33% - Bless the Harts (vs. 4/18/21)
-50.00% - Batwoman (vs. 4/18/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark/Man with a Plan (Repeats))
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Repeat))
0.00% - The Equalizer (vs. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Repeat))
0.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-20.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
-20.00% - Family Guy
-22.22% - American Idol
-25.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-25.00% - Good Girls
-28.57% - 60 Minutes
-28.57% - The Rookie
-28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-40.00% - Bob's Burgers
-50.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Batwoman)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/3/20):

ABC (5.770 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held onto the top demo spot on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.253 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "American Idol" (6.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.006 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

CBS (5.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) took home the silver with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (9.108 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" (5.263 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and a repeat "Man with a Plan" (2.728 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.324 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with originals from "Little Big Shots" (2.511 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The Wall" (3.043 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) followed by the season finales of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.980 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Good Girls" (1.764 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.755 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.708 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (1.332 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Duncanville" (0.935 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.199 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.368 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.673 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "Supergirl" (0.605 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) closed out the night for The CW (0.639 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
+33.33% - Good Girls
+25.00% - The Wall
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-10.00% - American Idol
-16.67% - Family Guy
-22.22% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - Duncanville
-30.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 4/5/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
-16.67% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-18.18% - American Idol
-20.00% - Good Girls
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-28.57% - The Simpsons
-28.57% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-37.50% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-40.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-57.14% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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