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[05/06/13 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Overrun Puts FOX in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, may 5, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to a NASCAR over-run, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate. "The Simpsons" began at 8:25 pm with the entertainment lineup sliding.]

FOX (5.946 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday thanks to a 90-minute "NASCAR Overrun" (7.567 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) overrun followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (4.002 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (4.352 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Family Guy" (4.621 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) and "American Dad" (5.064 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

CBS (9.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.504 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13), "The Amazing Race 22" (9.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) followed by the season finales of "The Amazing Race 22" (8.776 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) and "The Mentalist" (9.173 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.751 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.862 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #11), "Once Upon a Time" (7.387 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3), "Revenge" (6.232 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8) and the season finale of "Red Widow" (3.523 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (3.312 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.716 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Red Widow
+17.65% - Bob's Burgers
+13.33% - The Mentalist
+10.53% - American Dad
+10.00% - Once Upon a Time
+5.88% - Revenge
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-4.35% - The Amazing Race 22
-6.67% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-15.00% - The Simpsons
-16.00% - Family Guy
-20.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.77% - The Mentalist (vs. NYC 22)
+11.11% - Bob's Burgers
-8.70% - American Dad
-11.54% - The Amazing Race 22 - 9:00
-15.38% - The Amazing Race 22 - 8:00
-19.05% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - Family Guy
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-26.32% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-26.67% - Once Upon a Time
-35.71% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)
-50.00% - Red Widow (vs. GCB)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/6/12):

ABC (7.64 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) took home top demo honors on Sunday thanks to new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.62 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7), "Once Upon a Time" (8.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "Desperate Housewives" (9.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and the season finale of "GCB" (5.67 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T9).

A silver medal then went to CBS (9.29 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with a new "60 Minutes" (11.44 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11) followed by the two-hour season finale of "The Amazing Race 20" (9.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) as well as a new "NYC 22" (6.94 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #13).

Next up was FOX (4.09 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with an encore of "The Simpsons" (2.66 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14) alongside originals of "The Cleveland Show" (3.12 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #12), "The Simpsons" (4.75 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (3.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T9), "Family Guy" (5.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) and "American Dad" (4.76 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5).

And finally, new episodes of "Dateline NBC" (3.26 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), "Harry's Law" (7.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) - its series low - and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8) on NBC (5.78 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+33.33% - 60 Minutes
+18.18% - The Amazing Race 20
+15.00% - American Dad (vs. 4/1/12)
+12.00% - Desperate Housewives
+8.33% - NYC 22
+3.45% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-3.57% - Family Guy
-5.26% - GCB
-5.26% - Bob's Burgers
-6.67% - The Cleveland Show
-8.70% - The Simpsons
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-22.22% - Harry's Law

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+17.65% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+4.55% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
+4.00% - The Amazing Race 20
0.00% - Desperate Housewives
-6.67% - The Cleveland Show (vs. American Dad)
-10.00% - GCB (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-10.00% - Bob's Burgers
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-15.63% - Family Guy
-16.00% - The Simpsons
-20.83% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-30.43% - 60 Minutes
-35.00% - NYC 22 (vs. CSI: Miami)
-70.83% - Harry's Law (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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