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[02/05/18 - 01:12 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Super Bowl LII" Tops Charts for NBC
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 (2/4/18):

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

NBC (87.461 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 28.6, #1) was of course of the top draw on Sunday with its primetime coverage of "Super Bowl LII" (95.173 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 30.9, #1), "Super Bowl LII Post-Game" (84.309 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 28.2, #2) and "This Is Us" (44.337 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 14.9, #3).

ABC (1.906 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.910 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.979 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Shark Tank" (1.579 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and another "Shark Tank" (2.155 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Next up was CBS (2.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes Presents" (3.046 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "NCIS" (2.618 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.674 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.378 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.427 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #17), "Bob's Burgers" (0.589 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "The Simpsons" (0.934 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Ghosted" (0.619 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Family Guy" (0.717 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "LA to Vegas" (0.648 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) rounded out the night on FOX (0.656 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4).


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/5/17):

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

FOX (94.599 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 31.9, #1) was the ratings king on Sunday with its coverage of "Super Bowl LI" (100.753 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 33.8, #1) and "Super Bowl LI Post-Game" (51.517 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 18.5, #2).

ABC (1.778 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was a very distant second place with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.724 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.264 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Shark Tank" (1.404 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and another "Shark Tank" (1.722 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Next up was CBS (2.972 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its second run lineup of "60 Minutes" (2.269 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "NCIS" (2.895 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.122 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.604 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, the feature "Safe Haven" (1.237 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Ride Along" (1.337 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) on NBC (1.287 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) closed out the night.

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+3.35% - Super Bowl LI Post-Game
-2.59% - Super Bowl LI

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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