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[05/11/15 - 09:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with Drama Finales
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 (5/10/15):

ABC (5.385 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.907 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), the season finale of "Once Upon a Time" (5.419 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the swan song to "Revenge" (4.796 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

CBS (8.198 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home the silver with a new "60 Minutes" (8.378 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11), a second "60 Minutes" (8.820 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), the season finale of "The Good Wife" (9.231 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a new "Battle Creek" (6.364 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Next up was FOX (2.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "The Simpsons" (1.472 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.496 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) repeats, followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.776 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.550 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), a repeat "Family Guy" (2.621 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a special "Bob's Burgers" (2.485 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

And finally, "PGA Overrun" (6.884 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "Dateline NBC" (4.169 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.468 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and "American Odyssey" (2.721 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) on NBC (4.560 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Good Wife
+22.22% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers
+14.29% - Battle Creek
+12.50% - Dateline NBC
+8.33% - Revenge
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - American Odyssey
-7.69% - The Simpsons
-18.18% - AD: The Bible Continues

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - 60 Minutes - 7:00
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-13.33% - Revenge
-18.18% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Rosemary's Baby, Part 1)
-22.73% - Once Upon a Time
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-29.41% - 60 Minutes - 8:00 (vs. The Amazing Race)
-33.33% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-42.86% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Family Guy)
-54.55% - American Odyssey (vs. Rosemary's Baby, Part 1)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/11/14):

ABC (5.919 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Sunday thanks to a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.753 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) followed by the season finales of "Once Upon a Time" (6.501 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Revenge" (4.921 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

CBS (8.280 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its usual mix of "60 Minutes" (8.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "The Amazing Race 23" (7.438 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "The Good Wife" (8.683 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (8.630 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.178 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) and its lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (2.015 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13), "American Dad" (2.381 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "The Simpsons" (3.610 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Family Guy" (4.116 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.471 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, NBC (3.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with "Dateline NBC" (3.794 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14) and "Rosemary's Baby, Part 1" (3.674 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - Revenge
+10.00% - Once Upon a Time
+10.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Amazing Race 23
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - The Mentalist
-4.55% - Family Guy
-6.25% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-15.38% - American Dad
-15.79% - The Simpsons
-18.18% - Bob's Burgers
-20.00% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+31.25% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+15.79% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Once Upon a Time/Revenge)
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Cleveland Show)
+10.00% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-6.25% - Revenge
-15.38% - Rosemary's Baby, Part 1 (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-15.79% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-26.67% - 60 Minutes
-34.62% - The Amazing Race 23 (vs. Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites)
-44.19% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy/American Dad)
-45.45% - The Mentalist (vs. Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites Reunion)
-53.85% - The Good Wife (vs. Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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