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[04/25/16 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos in Modest Race
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 (4/24/16):

ABC (3.781 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.943 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1), "Once Upon a Time" (3.840 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1), "The Family" (2.914 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13) and "Quantico" (3.429 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

CBS (8.222 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.811 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Madam Secretary" (9.447 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Good Wife" (8.439 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Elementary" (5.193 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Next up was NBC (4.710 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and repeats of "Little Big Shots" (4.346 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), another "Little Big Shots" (6.843 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) followed by originals from "The Carmichael Show" (3.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "Crowded" (3.044 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "Dateline NBC" (4.291 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, FOX (1.996 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Bordertown" (1.171 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #19), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.383 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18), "The Simpsons" (2.754 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1), "Bob's Burgers" (2.336 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), a repeat "Family Guy" (2.233 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.102 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 4/10/16)
+11.11% - Madam Secretary
+11.11% - The Good Wife
+10.00% - Bob's Burgers
+9.09% - Once Upon a Time
+9.09% - The Simpsons (vs. 4/10/16)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - The Family
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Bordertown
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-30.00% - Crowded
-41.67% - The Carmichael Show (vs. 4/10/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Odyssey)
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. Battle Creek)
-9.09% - 60 Minutes
-20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-26.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-29.41% - Once Upon a Time
-33.33% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-35.71% - The Last Man on Earth
-36.36% - Crowded (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-36.36% - The Carmichael Show (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-52.94% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/26/15):

ABC (5.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo victor on Sunday with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.051 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Once Upon a Time" (5.128 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1), "Secrets & Lies" (5.748 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and "Revenge" (4.513 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

FOX (2.696 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat of "The Simpsons" (1.667 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.030 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14), "The Simpsons" (3.298 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.790 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Family Guy" (3.164 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.226 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

Next up was CBS (8.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.163 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Madam Secretary" (10.432 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Good Wife" (8.743 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Battle Creek" (6.175 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

And finally, NBC (5.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) closed out the evening with a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.008 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) plus originals from "AD: The Bible Continues" (5.720 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "American Odyssey" (2.927 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dateline NBC
+21.43% - Secrets & Lies
+7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+7.14% - The Simpsons
+7.14% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. 3/15/15)
+6.25% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues
0.00% - The Good Wife (vs. 4/12/15)
0.00% - Revenge
0.00% - Battle Creek (vs. 4/12/15)
-8.33% - 60 Minutes
-10.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 3/22/15)
-11.76% - Family Guy
-16.67% - American Odyssey
-28.57% - Madam Secretary (vs. 4/12/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Dream Builders/Dateline NBC)
+7.14% - Family Guy (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-6.25% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-8.33% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-10.53% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)
-16.67% - Revenge
-19.05% - Once Upon a Time
-21.43% - 60 Minutes
-23.08% - The Good Wife
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Family Guy)
-41.67% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-47.37% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-50.00% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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