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[01/26/15 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Miss Universe Pageant" Powers NBC to 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/25/15):

NBC (7.363 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) claimed top demo honors on Sunday with a new "Dateline NBC" (6.665 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and its presentation of "The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant" (7.596 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

CBS (8.571 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (9.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), a special "Undercover Boss" (8.756 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.190 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and another "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (8.201 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Next up was ABC (4.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Galavant" (4.528 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), the season finales of "Galavant" (4.158 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Resurrection" (3.699 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) plus a new "Revenge" (3.745 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

And finally, FOX (2.425 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with a new "Mulaney" (0.999 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.702 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16) and originals from "The Simpsons" (3.402 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.791 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.188 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.466 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+42.86% - Resurrection
+33.33% - Galavant - 8:00
+11.11% - Galavant - 8:30
+8.33% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (vs. 1/4/15)
0.00% - Revenge
-7.69% - Dateline NBC (vs. 1/4/15)
-20.00% - Family Guy
-20.00% - Mulaney
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-30.00% - The Simpsons
-69.44% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/11/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Revenge (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+13.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - Family Guy
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-25.00% - Galavant (vs. The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding)
-33.33% - Mulaney (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-37.50% - Resurrection (vs. The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding)
-37.50% - Galavant (vs. The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding)
-37.50% - The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant (vs. 2014 NFL Pro Bowl)
-47.62% - 60 Minutes
-47.83% - Dateline NBC (vs. Chris Collinsworth Super Bowl Special)
-85.15% - Undercover Boss (vs. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards)
-87.13% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 10:00 (vs. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards)
-88.12% - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - 9:00 (vs. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/26/14):

CBS (25.867 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.1, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with a new "60 Minutes" (14.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) followed by "The 56th Annual Grammy Awards" (29.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.1, #1).

The silver then went to NBC (9.266 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) with its presentation of "Chris Collinsworth Super Bowl Special" (7.891 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and the "2014 NFL Pro Bowl" (9.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2).

Next up was ABC (5.630 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), the special "The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding" (6.140 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and a repeat of "Castle" (3.263 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.548 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "American Dad" (2.008 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) lead into new episodes of "The Simpsons" (3.906 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6), "Bob's Burgers" (3.289 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (4.192 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) and "American Dad" (3.281 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8) on FOX (3.037 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding
+61.54% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/12/14)
-21.05% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/12/14)
-22.73% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/12/14)
-23.08% - Family Guy (vs. 1/12/14)
-31.82% - American Dad (vs. 1/12/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+606.29% - The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (vs. NCIS (Repeat)/The Good Wife/The Mentalist)
+60.00% - The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine's Wedding (vs. Once Upon a Time (Repeat)/The Makeover)
+23.53% - 60 Minutes
-3.03% - 2014 NFL Pro Bowl
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-23.33% - Chris Collinsworth Super Bowl Special (vs. 2013 NFL Pro Bowl Pre-Game)
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-28.57% - Family Guy
-28.57% - American Dad
-29.17% - The Simpsons

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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