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[05/04/15 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Once Upon a Time," "Secrets & Lies" Top Demos for ABC
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 (5/3/15):

ABC (5.525 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.621 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Once Upon a Time" (5.218 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1), the season finale of "Secrets & Lies" (6.394 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and the penultimate "Revenge" (4.868 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

FOX (2.872 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home the silver with a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.012 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) followed by new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.239 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Simpsons" (3.113 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.695 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.711 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and the season finale of "The Last Man on Earth" (3.462 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (8.152 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.451 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), the season finale of "Madam Secretary" (9.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Good Wife" (8.312 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "Battle Creek" (6.174 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15).

And finally, new episodes of "Dateline NBC" (4.942 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14), "AD: The Bible Continues" (5.482 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "American Odyssey" (3.208 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) on NBC (4.644 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Revenge
+11.11% - Bob's Burgers
+6.67% - Family Guy
0.00% - Secrets & Lies
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Battle Creek
0.00% - American Odyssey
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - The Good Wife
-13.33% - The Simpsons
-18.18% - 60 Minutes
-20.00% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
+6.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Dream Builders/Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-7.69% - Revenge
-10.00% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-15.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)
-15.00% - Once Upon a Time
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-25.00% - The Good Wife
-31.58% - The Simpsons
-41.18% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-41.67% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-45.45% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Family Guy)
-50.00% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/4/14):

ABC (6.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.212 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Once Upon a Time" (6.698 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2), the season finale of "Resurrection" (7.870 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) and "Revenge" (5.018 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

FOX (3.627 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a close second place with its lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (2.262 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12), "American Dad" (2.560 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "The Simpsons" (4.290 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Family Guy" (4.351 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (4.151 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Next up was CBS (8.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (10.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "The Amazing Race 23" (8.050 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "The Good Wife" (9.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10) and "The Mentalist" (8.519 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T10).

And finally, NBC (3.903 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "American Dream Builders" (2.221 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17), "Dateline NBC" (5.535 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "Believe" (4.273 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Crisis" (3.584 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+26.67% - The Simpsons
+14.29% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
+8.33% - Revenge
+8.33% - American Dad
+5.26% - Resurrection
+4.76% - Family Guy
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Mentalist
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Crisis
-4.76% - Once Upon a Time
-7.69% - The Good Wife
-9.09% - Dateline NBC
-10.53% - The Amazing Race 23
-16.67% - Believe
-28.57% - 60 Minutes
-28.57% - American Dream Builders

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Revenge (vs. Red Widow)
+29.41% - Family Guy (vs. The Simpsons)
+11.11% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-9.09% - Once Upon a Time
-16.67% - 60 Minutes
-17.39% - The Simpsons (vs. NASCAR Overrun)
-22.73% - The Amazing Race 23
-23.81% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy/American Dad)
-28.57% - Crisis (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-28.57% - Believe (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-29.41% - The Mentalist
-43.48% - American Dad (vs. NASCAR Overrun)
-44.44% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-47.83% - The Good Wife (vs. The Amazing Race 22)
-52.17% - Bob's Burgers (vs. NASCAR Overrun)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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