or


[07/29/13 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Leads CBS to Victory in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, july 28, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (6.665 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Big Brother 15" (6.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), the return of "Unforgettable" (7.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and a repeat of "The Mentalist" (4.603 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

FOX (2.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second in adults 18-49 with its lineup of "American Dad" (1.570 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.955 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), another "The Simpsons" (3.000 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.582 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Family Guy" (3.065 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and another "Family Guy" (3.346 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) followed by the season finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.020 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), a new "Whodunnit?" (3.023 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a repeat of "Castle" (2.785 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

And finally, NBC (2.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (3.078 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.725 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus a new "Crossing Lines" (2.927 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Whodunnit?
+10.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-8.33% - Big Brother 15
-16.67% - Crossing Lines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - Unforgettable (vs. 3)
+120.00% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat))
+83.33% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Secret Millionaire (Repeat))
+22.22% - Big Brother 15
-95.61% - Crossing Lines (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/29/12):

NBC (35.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.4, #1) crushed the competition on Sunday with its latest primetime coverage of the "2012 Summer Olympics" (35.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.4, #1).

FOX (2.50 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.64 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "The Cleveland Show" (1.83 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "The Simpsons" (2.63 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), another "The Simpsons" (2.65 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Family Guy" (3.11 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and another "Family Guy" (3.17 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.96 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Big Brother 14" (5.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "3" (1.76 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "The Mentalist" (3.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Secret Millionaire" (2.93 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (1.62 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) on ABC (2.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-5.26% - Big Brother 14
-27.27% - 60 Minutes (vs. 7/1/12)
-37.50% - 3 (vs. 7/26/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-35.71% - Big Brother 14 (vs. Big Brother 13)
-38.46% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes (Repeat))
-64.29% - 3 (vs. Same Name)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [april 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









most recent ratings | view all posts
[04/23/14 - 02:59 PM]
Discovery Channel's Season Premiere of "Deadliest Catch" Is Highest Rated Premiere in Three Seasons
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 02:51 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top in Demos
Plus: numbers for MTV's "Faking It," Investigation Discovery's "Bad Teachers" and Discovery's "Deadliest Catch."

[04/23/14 - 01:21 PM]
Lifetime's New Docu-Series "True Tori" Captivates 1.2 Million Viewers in Series Premiere
Lifetime spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 01:20 PM]
ABC Airs 7 of the Season's Top 20 Entertainment Series - Most for Any Net
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[04/23/14 - 10:52 AM]
Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" Seals Monday Night Wins
Cartoon Network spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/23/14 - 08:47 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 or Tied for #1 Tuesday Night Among the Big 4 Networks for a Record 21st Time This Season in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 08:36 AM]
"Supernatural" Rises, "The Originals" Holds Steady
The CW spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 08:30 AM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Is Up from Its Last Original 8pm Telecast in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 22.

[04/23/14 - 08:29 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown with "The Voice"
Plus: CBS, despite an all-repeat lineup, takes home the silver in adults 18-49 and remains the most-watched network.

[04/23/14 - 06:05 AM]
"The Boondocks'" Season Premiere Makes Big Splash on Adult Swim
Adult Swim spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/22/14 - 02:48 PM]
Bravo Media's "Southern Charm" Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Series with 1.2 Million Total Viewers
Bravo spins the numbers for Monday, April 21.

[04/22/14 - 02:45 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice," "DWTS" Lead Demos, Total Viewers
Plus: numbers for Food Network's "Rewrapped," Adult Swim's "The Boondocks" and FX's "Archer."

[04/22/14 - 12:30 PM]
Season Premiere of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Series, Posts 1.6 Household Rating
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 20.

[04/22/14 - 11:56 AM]
Across the Third Week of April, Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 in Prime Time Among Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 14-20.

[04/22/14 - 11:19 AM]
2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Up 63% on Cable Through First 5 Days
NBC spins the numbers for its coverage of the NHL playoffs to date this season.