or


[02/20/17 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Night in Demos
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/19/17):

ABC (3.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on a low key Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.353 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), the feature "Tangled" (3.755 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the winter finale of "To Tell the Truth" (2.811 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

CBS (7.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with "60 Minutes" (10.249 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), a preview of "The Good Fight" (7.163 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and new episodes of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.479 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) and "Elementary" (5.046 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was FOX (1.747 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with repeats of "Son of Zorn" (0.981 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "The Simpsons" (1.288 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) followed by new episodes from "The Simpsons" (2.460 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1), the season finale of "Son of Zorn" (1.573 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) plus "Family Guy" (2.245 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.938 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, a repeat of "Dateline NBC" (3.596 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and the special "The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary" (4.400 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) closed out the night on NBC (4.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Son of Zorn
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers
+11.11% - Family Guy
+10.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Elementary (vs. 1/29/17)
-15.38% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 1/29/17)
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-30.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 1/29/17)
-58.33% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bordertown)
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The Good Wife)
-9.09% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - Son of Zorn (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
-21.43% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-23.08% - Family Guy
-30.77% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-41.67% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Shark Tank)
-41.67% - The Good Fight (vs. Madam Secretary)
-44.88% - The Paley Center Salutes NBC's 90th Anniversary (vs. Various)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/21/16):

ABC (6.014 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday thanks to a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.349 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), the special "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60" (6.843 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and a new "Shark Tank" (4.022 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

NBC (5.733 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.985 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and its special "Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows" (5.480 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3).

Next up was CBS (8.956 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its original lineup of "60 Minutes" (10.672 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Madam Secretary" (10.641 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "The Good Wife" (7.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11) and "CSI: Cyber" (6.630 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.956 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) led into new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.306 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "The Simpsons" (3.138 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (1.897 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "Family Guy" (2.724 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and "Bordertown" (1.749 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) on FOX (2.295 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Dateline NBC
+14.29% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
+10.00% - Bob's Burgers
+8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+8.33% - Family Guy
+7.69% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - CSI: Cyber
0.00% - Bordertown
-8.33% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
N/A due to The 87th Annual Academy Awards on 2/22/15

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [february 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/20/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Finale Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock's summer mainstay however is down 31% among adults 18-49 from a year ago.

[09/19/18 - 03:31 PM]
"American Horror Story: Apocalypse" Bows as Most-Watched Program on Television the Night of Its Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 12.

[09/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates Another Tuesday with "Got Talent"
The penultimate episode of this summer's edition easily wins the night in all categories.

[09/18/18 - 03:31 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 17.

[09/18/18 - 08:07 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's Emmy Coverage on Par with Last Year
Early results see the Peacock's telecast even with 2017 among adults 18-49.

[09/17/18 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/18 - 08:35 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dominates with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet easily wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/16/18 - 08:00 AM]
College Football Week 3: ABC's "Saturday Night Football": Ohio State-TCU Is Highest-Rated Game of the Season on Any Network
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 15.

[09/15/18 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos on Low Key Night
"Dateline NBC" tops the charts in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/14/18 - 01:02 PM]
"Rel" Debuts as #1 Scripted Series of Week of September 3
FOX further spins the numbers for the week of August 27-September 3.

[09/14/18 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Puts CBS on Top
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/13/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Reign with "Got Talent"
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/12/18 - 09:46 AM]
"Flip or Flop" Double Digit Year-Over-Year Ratings Increase Drives HGTV Thursday Night Performance
HGTV further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/12/18 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Victory for NBC
The Peacock once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/11/18 - 04:14 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night in Households, Viewers and All Key Male and Adult Demos
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 10.