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[02/09/15 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides the Grammys to 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/8/15):

CBS (22.098 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with a new "60 Minutes" (9.899 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and its presentation of "The 57th Annual Grammy Awards" (26.165 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.8, #1).

ABC (4.241 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed a distant second place with "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.565 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and the feature "The Hunger Games" (3.467 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Next up was FOX (2.162 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its mix of "Mulaney" (1.223 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.589 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.847 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.632 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.747 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.932 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

And finally, encores of "Dateline NBC" (5.718 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9) and "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" (2.341 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) on NBC (3.185 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - 60 Minutes
+25.00% - Mulaney (vs. 1/25/15)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 1/25/15)
-12.50% - Family Guy (vs. 1/25/15)
-14.29% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/25/15)
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/25/15)
-17.65% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/25/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+9.09% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-12.87% - The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (vs. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards on 1/26/14)
-16.67% - Mulaney (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/9/14):

NBC (25.424 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime coverage of the "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (25.424 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.9, #1).

CBS (11.639 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its mix of "60 Minutes" (9.466 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute" (13.949 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and a repeat of "The Millers" (4.435 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Next up was ABC (3.672 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.352 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Toy Story 3" (3.156 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Castle" (3.026 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, FOX (2.244 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (1.369 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), "American Dad" (1.584 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "The Simpsons" (2.666 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), another "Bob's Burgers" (2.456 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8), "Family Guy" (2.861 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and another "American Dad" (2.525 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-42.86% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/26/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+762.50% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
-36.84% - 60 Minutes
-79.61% - The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute (vs. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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