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[04/13/15 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Masters Golf Overrun Sparks Victory for CBS
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 (4/12/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to a Masters Golf Over-run, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (10.215 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) claimed the top spot on Sunday with its "PGA Overrun" (13.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (12.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Madam Secretary" (10.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "The Good Wife" (7.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Battle Creek" (6.153 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16).

ABC (4.761 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.422 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Once Upon a Time" (5.021 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Secrets & Lies" (4.735 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Revenge" (3.868 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was NBC (4.990 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (3.482 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T18), an encore of "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.682 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and new episodes of "AD: The Bible Continues" (7.625 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "American Odyssey" (4.171 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.540 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T18), "Bob's Burgers" (1.513 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) and another "The Simpsons" (2.172 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) led into new episodes of "Family Guy" (3.080 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "The Last Man on Earth" (3.220 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and another "The Last Man on Earth" (3.371 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) on FOX (2.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - 60 Minutes
+27.27% - Madam Secretary
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30 (vs. 3/29/15)
0.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. 3/29/15)
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Battle Creek
-5.88% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 3/29/15)
-7.14% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. 3/29/15)
-9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/29/15)
-10.00% - Revenge (vs. 3/29/15)
-11.76% - Family Guy (vs. 3/15/15)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-26.09% - AD: The Bible Continues
-33.33% - American Odyssey

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+70.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-5.56% - 60 Minutes
-15.79% - Once Upon a Time
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-27.27% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)
-28.57% - Family Guy
-30.77% - Revenge
-33.33% - The Good Wife
-35.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)
-53.33% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/13/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to a Masters Golf Over-run until 7:11p, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (9.732 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its PGA aided mix of "60 Minutes" (11.095 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "The Amazing Race 23" (8.983 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "The Good Wife" (9.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (9.108 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

ABC (6.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a close second place with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.660 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10), "Once Upon a Time" (6.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "Resurrection" (7.124 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Revenge" (5.109 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Next up was FOX (3.180 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.886 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15), "American Dad" (2.332 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "The Simpsons" (3.590 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "Family Guy" (4.284 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.495 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, NBC (3.961 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with "Dateline NBC" (4.383 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15), "American Dream Builders" (3.088 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17), "Believe" (4.358 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "Crisis" (4.015 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - American Dream Builders
+10.00% - Crisis
0.00% - The Mentalist (vs. 3/30/14)
0.00% - Revenge
0.00% - Believe
-4.76% - Resurrection
-7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-8.33% - American Dad
-8.70% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Bob's Burgers
-11.76% - The Good Wife (vs. 3/30/14)
-13.64% - Once Upon a Time
-15.00% - The Amazing Race 23 (vs. 3/30/14)
-15.79% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
-27.27% - Dateline NBC (vs. 3/9/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+233.33% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge (Repeat))
+160.00% - Revenge (vs. Red Widow (Repeat))
+46.15% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic)
+31.25% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
0.00% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-11.11% - American Dad (vs. The Simpsons)
-11.76% - The Mentalist (vs. The Good Wife)
-20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Good Wife (vs. The Amazing Race 22)
-29.17% - The Amazing Race 23 (vs. 60 Minutes)
-30.00% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-35.29% - Crisis (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-41.18% - Believe (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-45.45% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy/American Dad)
-56.10% - 60 Minutes (vs. PGA Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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