or


[08/25/14 - 09:02 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Keeps NBC on Top
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/24/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (6.547 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.404 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and coverage of the "NFL Preseason: Bengals at Cardinals" (6.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2).

CBS (6.512 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.373 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Big Brother 16" (7.259 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1), "Unforgettable" (6.379 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "Reckless" (3.270 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15).

Next up was FOX (2.476 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its repeat lineup of "American Dad" (3.822 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "The Simpsons" (2.342 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "The Simpsons" (2.501 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Bob's Burgers" (1.861 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "Family Guy" (2.319 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.012 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, ABC (3.120 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with a two-hour "Wipeout" (2.983 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13), the season finale of "Rising Star" (3.247 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and a repeat "Castle" (3.270 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14).


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/25/13):

NBC (5.996 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its coverage of the "Madden NFL 14 Pigskin Pro-Am" (4.245 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "NFL Preseason: Vikings at 49ers" (6.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2).

CBS (6.721 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then took home the number two spot with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.586 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Big Brother 15" (7.095 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "Unforgettable" (6.747 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (4.459 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13).

Next up was FOX (2.975 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its lineup of "NFL Overrun/American Dad" (4.109 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "The Simpsons" (2.490 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), another "The Simpsons" (3.147 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (2.371 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.809 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and another "Family Guy" (2.927 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

And finally, ABC (3.917 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) was out of the hunt with its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.995 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Family Dance Off" (3.488 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15), "Secret Millionaire" (4.004 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "Castle" (3.184 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.00% - Big Brother 15
+9.09% - Unforgettable
-25.00% - Secret Millionaire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Unforgettable (vs. The Good Wife (Repeat))
+12.50% - Secret Millionaire (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat))
-7.14% - Madden NFL 14 Pigskin Pro-Am
-8.00% - Big Brother 15
-12.50% - Family Dance Off (vs. Once Upon a Time (Repeat))
-27.59% - NFL Preseason: Vikings at 49ers

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [june 2016]  
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
[06/25/16 - 08:27 AM]
Women's Gymnastics Championship Grows 80% Vs. Year-Ago Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, June 24.

[06/24/16 - 12:03 PM]
Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" Posts Highest-Rated Episode of Second Season
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 22.

[06/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
"Good Witch" Season Finale Delivers Hallmark Channel's Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode of the Season
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/24/16 - 09:01 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye claims the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/23/16 - 08:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Returns on Top for CBS
The Eye snags the top spot in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/22/16 - 12:23 PM]
OWN's New Original Drama Series "Greenleaf" Premieres as #1 Series Debut in Network History with Over 3 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 21.

[06/22/16 - 08:55 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/21/16 - 10:16 AM]
28.3 Million Tune-In for 116th U.S. Open Championship Presented by FOX Sports
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/21/16 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Ninja Warrior" Powers NBC to Victory
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/21/16 - 07:43 AM]
GSN's "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Delivers Network's Highest Competitive Reality Series Premiere Ever Among Key Female Demos
GSN further spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 15.

[06/20/16 - 12:07 PM]
Freeform's "Baby Daddy" Grows for 2nd Straight Week to Near 1-Year Highs in Total Viewers and Key Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 15.

[06/20/16 - 11:23 AM]
ABC's 2016 NBA Finals Game 7 Draws 30.8 Million - Biggest Game Since 1998
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.

[06/20/16 - 09:51 AM]
Destination America's "Ghosts of Shepherdstown" Is Network's Best Series Debut Ever for P2+ and HH
Destination America further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 12.

[06/20/16 - 09:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Conclude on Top for ABC
The Alphabet's coverage of Game 7 easily eclipses the night.

[06/20/16 - 07:16 AM]
Highest-Rated NBA Game Ever on ABC: 18.9 Overnight Rating for NBA Finals Game 7
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, June 19.