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[06/01/15 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo 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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/31/15):

NBC (5.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday thanks to a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) followed by new episodes of "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.814 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "American Odyssey" (3.031 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

ABC (3.587 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Dancing with the Stars" (4.144 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "The Middle" (3.269 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "The Goldbergs" (2.793 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Modern Family" (2.814 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Black-ish" (2.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (5.368 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with its own repeat combination of "60 Minutes" (7.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Madam Secretary" (5.372 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), "The Good Wife" (3.808 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.374 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, FOX (1.642 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) closed out the evening with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.152 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.301 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), "The Simpsons" (2.125 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.513 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Family Guy" (2.125 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and the primetime debut of "Golan the Insatiable" (1.636 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - AD: The Bible Continues
+25.00% - American Odyssey
0.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-37.50% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)
-53.85% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/1/14):

ABC (4.113 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and FOX (2.423 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) split the demo crown on Sunday as the latter served up the return of "Enlisted" (1.147 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) alongside repeats of "American Dad" (1.252 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "The Simpsons" (2.488 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Family Guy" (2.746 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) plus a new "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.453 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

The Alphabet then served up a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.119 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), a special "The Bachelorette" (4.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and a repeat "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," (1.596 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Next up was NBC (4.115 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "America's Got Talent" (4.206 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Believe" (4.183 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Crisis" (3.865 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (8.003 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Elementary" (4.016 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "The Good Wife" (3.868 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "The Mentalist" (4.680 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) on CBS (5.142 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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