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[02/13/17 - 09:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Grammys Deliver Big Win for CBS
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 (2/12/17):

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

CBS (21.315 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its presentation of "The 59th Annual Grammy Awards" (23.973 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.3, #1). That's on par with last year's Monday telecast of "The 58th Annual Grammy Awards" (23.732 million viewers; adults 18-49: 7.4). Kicking off the night were half-hour editions of "60 Minutes" (12.643 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet" (14.037 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2).

ABC (4.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.814 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and the feature "The Blind Side" (3.876 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.189 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with repeats of "Dateline NBC" (5.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Fast & Furious 6" (2.465 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, repeats of "Son of Zorn" (0.807 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "The Simpsons" (1.310 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus originals from "The Simpsons" (2.449 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Son of Zorn" (1.444 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.923 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.703 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) closed out the night on FOX (1.606 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/29/17)
+71.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/15/17)
-33.33% - Son of Zorn (vs. 1/22/17)
-43.75% - Family Guy (vs. 1/15/17)
-46.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/8/17)
-86.84% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/15/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet (vs. 60 Minutes)
+100.00% - 60 Minutes
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bordertown)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-1.35% - The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (vs. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards on 2/15/16)
-14.29% - Son of Zorn (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
-23.08% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Family Guy


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/14/16):

NBC (4.617 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the victor in a tight demo race on Sunday with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (4.519 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "An SNL Valentine" (3.903 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and "The Tonight Show Valentine's Day Special" (5.024 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

Second place then went to CBS (8.610 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (10.331 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Madam Secretary" (9.991 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "The Good Wife" (7.864 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.255 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was ABC (4.523 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and its special editions of "The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love" (4.035 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Castle" (4.087 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

And finally, FOX (2.117 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.832 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) alongside originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.032 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "The Simpsons" (2.901 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (1.748 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "Family Guy" (2.509 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Bordertown" (1.678 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 1/17/16)
+9.09% - 60 Minutes (vs. 1/31/16)
+9.09% - Madam Secretary (vs. 1/31/16)
0.00% - The Good Wife (vs. 1/31/16)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 1/17/16)
-10.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 1/31/16)
-10.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 1/31/16)
-25.00% - Family Guy (vs. 1/17/16)
-27.78% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/17/16)
-41.67% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. 1/17/16)
-41.67% - Bordertown (vs. 1/17/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+33.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. Undercover Boss)
+18.18% - The Simpsons
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Family Guy
-9.09% - The Good Wife (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-18.18% - CSI: Cyber (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
-22.22% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-22.22% - Bordertown (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-33.33% - The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love
-46.67% - Castle (vs. The Bachelor)
-70.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special)
-82.05% - The Tonight Show Valentine's Day Special (vs. Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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