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[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





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