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[04/04/16 - 08:51 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Academy of Country Music Awards" Pave the Way for CBS 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/3/16):

CBS (10.730 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with a new "60 Minutes" (9.383 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "The 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (11.180 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

NBC (6.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (5.445 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) encore and new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (11.114 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "The Carmichael Show" (5.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Crowded" (3.591 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Dateline NBC" (3.755 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Next up was ABC (3.878 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.894 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Once Upon a Time" (3.781 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "The Family" (3.176 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and "Quantico" (3.662 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

And finally, FOX (1.757 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the night with originals from "Bordertown" (1.008 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (0.989 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16), "The Simpsons" (2.335 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (2.047 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), another "Bob's Burgers" (2.043 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.120 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - The Family
+11.11% - Quantico
+10.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 3/13/16)
0.00% - Crowded
-5.26% - Little Big Shots
-9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/20/16)
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 3/13/16)
-23.08% - The Simpsons (vs. 3/13/16)
-42.86% - Dateline NBC (vs. 3/6/16)
-50.00% - Bordertown (vs. 3/13/16)
-50.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. 3/13/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Dateline NBC)
+28.57% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. The Last Man on Earth (Repeat))
+22.22% - 60 Minutes
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers - 9:00 (vs. The Last Man on Earth (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
0.00% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-9.09% - Bob's Burgers - 8:30 (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-21.43% - Once Upon a Time (vs. The Ten Commandments (Repeat))
-28.57% - Quantico (vs. The Ten Commandments (Repeat))
-28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Ten Commandments (Repeat))
-33.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Odyssey)
-33.33% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-37.84% - The 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (vs. The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on 4/19/15)
-50.00% - The Family (vs. The Ten Commandments (Repeat))
-56.52% - The Carmichael Show (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-65.22% - Crowded (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/5/15):

ABC (6.801 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Easter Sunday with its annual presentation of "The Ten Commandments" (6.801 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

NBC (5.853 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (3.793 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), another "Dateline NBC" (4.630 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and the launch of "AD: The Bible Continues" (9.544 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "American Odyssey" (5.444 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

Next up was CBS (7.570 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.721 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Madam Secretary" (9.117 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "The Good Wife" (7.780 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Battle Creek" (5.663 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, FOX (1.991 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "The Simpsons" (1.436 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), "Bob's Burgers" (1.635 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14), another "The Simpsons" (2.428 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Family Guy" (2.444 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "The Last Man on Earth" (2.101 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and another "The Last Man on Earth" (1.904 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Battle Creek
-15.38% - Madam Secretary
-16.67% - Dateline NBC - 8:00
-33.33% - Dateline NBC - 7:00
-57.14% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+130.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
+66.67% - Dateline NBC - 8:00 (vs. American Dream Builders)
+33.33% - Dateline NBC - 7:00 (vs. Ann Curry Reports: Our Year of Extremes - Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?)
+20.00% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)
-30.77% - 60 Minutes
-66.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-69.70% - The Good Wife (vs. The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-78.79% - Battle Creek (vs. The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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