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[02/12/18 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Winter Olympics Serve Up Another NBC Win
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/11/18):

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

NBC (21.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) took home another victory on Sunday with its primetime "2018 Winter Olympics" (21.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) coverage.

ABC (3.825 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.621 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), another "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and a new "Shark Tank" (2.885 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.491 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "Celebrity Big Brother" (4.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.560 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.183 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.881 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15), "Bob's Burgers" (1.009 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "The Simpsons" (1.542 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Ghosted" (1.075 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.326 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "LA to Vegas" (1.124 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) rounded out the night on FOX (1.160 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 12/10/17)
-20.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 1/28/18)
-41.67% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/21/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Shark Tank (vs. The Blind Side (Repeat))
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-27.54% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/9/14)
-75.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes/The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet)
-83.56% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/12/17):

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

CBS (21.315 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its presentation of "The 59th Annual Grammy Awards" (23.973 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.3, #1). That's on par with last year's Monday telecast of "The 58th Annual Grammy Awards" (23.732 million viewers; adults 18-49: 7.4). Kicking off the night were half-hour editions of "60 Minutes" (12.643 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet" (14.037 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2).

ABC (4.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.814 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and the feature "The Blind Side" (3.876 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.189 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with repeats of "Dateline NBC" (5.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Fast & Furious 6" (2.465 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Son of Zorn" (0.807 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "The Simpsons" (1.310 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus originals from "The Simpsons" (2.449 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Son of Zorn" (1.444 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.923 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.703 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) closed out the night on FOX (1.606 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/29/17)
+71.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/15/17)
-33.33% - Son of Zorn (vs. 1/22/17)
-43.75% - Family Guy (vs. 1/15/17)
-46.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/8/17)
-86.84% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/15/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet (vs. 60 Minutes)
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bordertown)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-1.35% - The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (vs. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards on 2/15/16)
-14.29% - Son of Zorn (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
-23.08% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Family Guy

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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