or


[04/09/12 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA Overrun Bumps CBS to Top Spot
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, april 8, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (10.75 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (17.08 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (13.90 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "The Amazing Race 20" (9.36 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), a repeat of "The Good Wife" (7.54 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8) and the season finale of "CSI: Miami" (7.37 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #11).

NBC (6.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "Dateline NBC" (4.98 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "Harry's Law" (7.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4).

Next up was ABC (4.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.64 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Once Upon a Time" (3.78 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) followed by a new "GCB" (5.25 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and a second hour of "GCB" (5.22 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5).

And finally, FOX (2.83 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "The Simpsons" (1.83 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18), "The Cleveland Show" (2.00 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17), another "The Simpsons" (3.08 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (2.71 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "Family Guy" (3.94 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and "American Dad" (3.44 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+130.77% - 60 Minutes
+25.00% - Harry's Law (vs. 3/25/12)
+11.11% - The Celebrity Apprentice
0.00% - GCB - 10:00
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.52% - The Amazing Race 20 (vs. 3/25/12)
-30.00% - CSI: Miami (vs. 3/25/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
+5.56% - GCB - 10:00 (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-5.56% - GCB - 9:00 (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-16.67% - Harry's Law (vs. America's Next Great Restaurant)
-25.86% - The Amazing Race 20
-31.03% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-39.13% - CSI: Miami


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/10/11):

CBS (11.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) slipped into the top spot on Sunday thanks to its mix of "PGA Overrun" (13.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5) followed by (half-hour results only) "60 Minutes" (12.07 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T6), "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" (10.30 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T2), "Undercover Boss" (10.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T2) and "CSI: Miami" (9.54 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8).

FOX (4.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then claimed the silver with an encore of "The Cleveland Show" (2.11 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #16) alongside new episodes of "American Dad" (3.33 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.6, #14), "The Simpsons" (5.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (4.00 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11), "Family Guy" (6.61 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "The Cleveland Show" (4.99 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T6).

Next up was NBC (6.00 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with fresh installments of "Dateline NBC" (4.35 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17), "America's Next Great Restaurnt" (3.48 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #15) - a season low - and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (8.09 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #T2).

And finally, ABC (7.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) closed out the night with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.63 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #13), the season finale of "Secret Millionaire" (9.14 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T8) - also a season low - and a two-hour "Brothers & Sisters" (6.51 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): 60 Minutes (60.00%), The Cleveland Show (9.10%), American Dad (0.00%), Family Guy (-2.90% vs. 3/20/11), The Celebrity Apprentice (-3.30%), Undercover Boss (-9.40% vs. 3/27/11), The Amazing Race 17 (-9.40% vs. 3/27/11), Dateline NBC (-10.00%), Secret Millionaire (-11.50%), Bob's Burgers (-13.60% vs. 3/27/11), America's Next Great Restaurnt (-14.30%), CSI: Miami (-14.80% vs. 3/27/11), The Simpsons (-17.90% vs. 3/27/11), Brothers & Sisters (-18.20% vs. 3/6/11).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [april 2012]  
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
[10/01/14 - 04:36 PM]
A Roloff Wedding Wraps Up the Most Watched Season Ever of "Little People, Big World" with 1.9M P2+ Viewers
TLC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 10:14 AM]
ESPN's Audience up for Fiscal Year; U.S. Networks also Rise as a Group
ESPN spins the numbers for the fiscal year to date.

[10/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Delivers Growth Across Key Demos in Third Quarter
OWN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:46 AM]
Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Viewership Gains in Third Quarter
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:29 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Retains 95% of Its Premiere in Viewers and 92% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks by a 59% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 08:46 AM]
Live+3: ABC's "Shark Tank" Solidifies Its Rank as Friday's #1 TV Show in Adults 18-49 with Its Strongest-Ever Season Premiere
ABC further spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[10/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBCSN Primetime & Total Day Viewership Increase for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
NBCSN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Win Streak for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise once again replicates its week ago numbers among adults 18-49.

[10/01/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's New Tuesday Comedies Beat FOX's Comedies
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 07:45 AM]
ABC Ranks #1 with Upscale Adults 18-49 During Premiere Week
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/14 - 02:53 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 02:18 PM]
"Parenthood" Delivered the Show's Highest 18-49 Rating in Live+3 Since October 3, 2013
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/30/14 - 02:04 PM]
Discovery Channel Moves Up the Cable Ranker and Into the Top Five for Adults and Men During 3Q14
Discovery spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 01:01 PM]
Nickelodeon Is Top-Rated Total Day Network for 3Q and September 2014
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month and the quarter to date.