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[03/23/20 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Rises in Latest ABC Victory
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/22/20):

ABC (6.823 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) paved the way to another demo victory on Sunday with its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.741 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "American Idol" (7.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

CBS (7.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) took home the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), a special repeat "NCIS" (6.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.356 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.521 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7).

Next up was NBC (3.148 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its revised lineup of "Little Big Shots" (5.161 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Wall" (3.583 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.965 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "Good Girls" (1.883 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.328 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.466 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.067 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.659 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Duncanville" (1.068 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.359 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) plus a second run "Family Guy" (1.352 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.724 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.797 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.651 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Little Big Shots
+33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/8/20)
+25.00% - Good Girls
+20.00% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
+10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+7.69% - American Idol
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
+57.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+16.67% - American Idol
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-16.67% - Good Girls
-25.00% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-42.86% - 60 Minutes
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-55.56% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/24/19):

CBS (9.263 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) claimed top honors on Sunday thanks to a half hour of "NCAA Overrun" (16.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.210 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "God Friended Me" (7.786 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.032 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Madam Secretary" (5.867 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

ABC (5.680 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for second with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.882 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) alongside originals from "American Idol" (6.989 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Shark Tank" (3.859 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.112 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.274 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15), originals from "The Simpsons" (1.963 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.017 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Family Guy" (2.038 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.609 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.791 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.223 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) alongside new episodes of "World of Dance" (3.279 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Good Girls" (2.385 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.870 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.141 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) and "Charmed" (0.599 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+90.91% - 60 Minutes
+40.00% - Madam Secretary
+25.00% - God Friended Me
+20.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 3/10/19)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-7.69% - American Idol
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-11.11% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-29.41% - American Idol
-33.33% - God Friended Me (vs. Instinct)
-47.50% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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