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[05/05/14 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/4/14):

ABC (6.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.212 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Once Upon a Time" (6.698 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2), the season finale of "Resurrection" (7.870 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) and "Revenge" (5.018 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

FOX (3.627 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a close second place with its lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (2.262 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "American Dad" (2.560 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "The Simpsons" (4.290 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Family Guy" (4.351 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (4.151 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Next up was CBS (8.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "The Amazing Race 23" (8.050 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "The Good Wife" (9.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and "The Mentalist" (8.519 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, NBC (3.903 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "American Dream Builders" (2.221 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17), "Dateline NBC" (5.535 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "Believe" (4.273 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Crisis" (3.584 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.67% - The Simpsons
+14.29% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
+8.33% - Revenge
+8.33% - American Dad
+5.26% - Resurrection
+4.76% - Family Guy
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Mentalist
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Crisis
-4.76% - Once Upon a Time
-7.69% - The Good Wife
-9.09% - Dateline NBC
-10.53% - The Amazing Race 23
-16.67% - Believe
-28.57% - 60 Minutes
-28.57% - American Dream Builders

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Revenge (vs. Red Widow)
+29.41% - Family Guy (vs. The Simpsons)
+11.11% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-9.09% - Once Upon a Time
-16.67% - 60 Minutes
-17.39% - The Simpsons (vs. NASCAR Overrun)
-22.73% - The Amazing Race 23
-23.81% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy/American Dad)
-28.57% - Crisis (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-28.57% - Believe (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-29.41% - The Mentalist
-43.48% - American Dad (vs. NASCAR Overrun)
-44.44% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-47.83% - The Good Wife (vs. The Amazing Race 22)
-52.17% - Bob's Burgers (vs. NASCAR Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/5/13):

[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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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