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[05/25/15 - 09:00 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Tops Demos, Viewers for FOX
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/24/15):

FOX (6.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to its primetime coverage of the "NASCAR Coca-Cola 600" (6.089 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

CBS (4.425 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with repeats of "60 Minutes" (6.096 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Undercover Boss" (3.379 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "Madam Secretary" (3.644 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus the finale of "Battle Creek" (4.582 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.907 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a repeat "Dateline NBC" (4.370 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) alongside new episodes of "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.304 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "American Odyssey" (2.583 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, ABC (2.618 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with second runs of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.434 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "500 Questions" (2.399 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.816 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), another "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.732 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Castle" (2.867 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Battle Creek
0.00% - American Odyssey
-12.50% - AD: The Bible Continues

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-42.86% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/25/14):

FOX (6.577 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of the "NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600" (6.577 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

ABC (3.478 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a distant second place with its second run mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.798 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Castle" (3.085 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Motive" (2.340 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was NBC (2.312 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and the season finale of "American Dream Builders" (1.751 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Believe" (2.872 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Crisis" (2.877 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

And finally, CBS (3.792 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "60 Minutes" (5.933 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "The Good Wife" (2.771 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), another "The Good Wife" (2.692 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "The Mentalist" (3.773 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Dream Builders
-30.00% - Believe (vs. 5/4/14)
-30.00% - Crisis (vs. 5/4/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Believe (vs. Smash)
+40.00% - Crisis (vs. Smash)
-20.00% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-21.05% - NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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