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[06/02/14 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Modest Demo 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/1/14):

ABC (4.113 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and FOX (2.423 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) split the demo crown on Sunday as the latter served up the return of "Enlisted" (1.147 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) alongside repeats of "American Dad" (1.252 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "The Simpsons" (2.488 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Family Guy" (2.746 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) plus a new "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.453 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

The Alphabet then served up a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.119 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), a special "The Bachelorette" (4.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and a repeat "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," (1.596 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Next up was NBC (4.115 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "America's Got Talent" (4.206 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Believe" (4.183 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Crisis" (3.865 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (8.003 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Elementary" (4.016 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "The Good Wife" (3.868 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "The Mentalist" (4.680 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) on CBS (5.142 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/2/13):

FOX (2.872 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its all-repeat lineup of "The Cleveland Show" (1.788 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "American Dad" (2.040 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "The Simpsons" (3.242 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.924 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Family Guy" (3.600 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and another "Family Guy" (3.638 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

CBS (5.334 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its own second run lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.365 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "The American Baking Competition" (4.862 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "The Good Wife" (3.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "The Mentalist" (4.422 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (2.477 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) followed by the two-hour special "The Women's Concert for Change: Live from London" (2.979 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.015 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "The Bachelorette" (2.113 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "Motive" (2.242 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) on ABC (2.871 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
None.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-55.56% - The Women's Concert for Change: Live from London (vs. 2012 Miss USA Pageant)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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