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[02/01/16 - 09:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grease: Live!" Posts Big Numbers 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/31/16):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate.]

FOX (12.182 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1) dominated the competition on Sunday with its presentation of "Grease: Live!" (12.182 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1).

NBC (4.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a distant second place with a new "Dateline NBC" (5.655 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and the special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" (4.527 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was CBS (8.565 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.358 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Madam Secretary" (10.142 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "The Good Wife" (7.990 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.769 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

And finally, a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.658 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), a new "Galavant" (2.374 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), the season finale of "Galavant" (1.958 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and second runs from "Marvel's Agent Carter" (1.222 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Shark Tank" (2.033 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) on ABC (2.520 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. 1/10/16)
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
0.00% - Galavant - 8:00
0.00% - Galavant - 8:30
-23.08% - The Good Wife (vs. 1/17/16)
-45.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 1/17/16)
-76.60% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/17/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
N/A due to Super Bowl XLIX on 2/1/15


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/1/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Fast National raings are not time zone-adjusted, meaning the final numbers may be adjusted significantly.]

NBC (89.787 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 30.9, #1) of course overshadowed the evening with its primetime coverage of "Super Bowl XLIX" (102.322 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 35.0, #1) followed by the "Super Bowl XLIX Post-Game" (72.926 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 26.1, #2) and a special "The Blacklist" (31.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 11.2, #3).

ABC (2.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.379 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.455 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Shark Tank" (1.974 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and another "Shark Tank" (3.334 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was FOX (1.335 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its second run mix of "Bob's Burgers" (0.971 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.446 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), another "The Simpsons" (1.912 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.143 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "Family Guy" (1.278 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and another "Bob's Burgers" (1.258 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, CBS (3.186 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with its own repeat combination of "60 Minutes" (2.797 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "NCIS" (2.790 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.014 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Criminal Minds" (4.146 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.20% - Super Bowl XLIX Post-Game (vs. Super Bowl XLVIII Post-Game on FOX)
+43.59% - The Blacklist (vs. New Girl on FOX)
+1.74% - Super Bowl XLIX (vs. Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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