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[04/09/18 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Idol" Win Low Key Demo 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/8/18):

ABC (5.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) edged out the competition among adults 18-49 on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.045 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) followed by originals from "American Idol" (7.165 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) and "Deception" (3.743 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

CBS (8.334 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (10.830 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1), "Instinct" (8.198 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Madam Secretary" (6.247 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Next up was NBC (4.464 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (4.267 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "Little Big Shots" (6.658 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Genius Junior" (4.458 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Timeless" (2.476 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.089 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) alongside new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.734 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "The Simpsons" (2.115 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.725 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.977 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.540 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) rounded out the night on FOX (1.697 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - Instinct
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers
+20.00% - Madam Secretary
+16.67% - The Last Man on Earth
+12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. 3/25/18)
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Genius Junior (vs. 3/25/18)
0.00% - Timeless (vs. 3/25/18)
-6.25% - American Idol
-12.50% - Deception

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+75.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+60.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. The Last Man on Earth (Repeat))
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+12.50% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-14.29% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-18.18% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-22.22% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-30.77% - Little Big Shots
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. 60 Minutes)
-46.43% - 60 Minutes (vs. PGA Overrun)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/9/17):

CBS (10.466 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with a full hour of "PGA Overrun" (15.033 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.059 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Madam Secretary" (6.537 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

NBC (5.550 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (4.131 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) repeat and originals from "Little Big Shots" (8.629 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Chicago Justice" (5.452 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "Shades of Blue" (3.989 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Next up was ABC (2.973 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.584 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Once Upon a Time" (2.605 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Match Game" (2.970 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "American Crime" (1.733 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T17).

And finally, FOX (1.491 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) rounded out the night with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.335 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T17), "Bob's Burgers" (1.311 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), another "The Simpsons" (1.849 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Making History" (1.325 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Family Guy" (1.765 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.362 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - Match Game
+8.33% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Chicago Justice
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - American Crime
-12.50% - Once Upon a Time
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/19/17)
-31.25% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/26/17)
-36.36% - Madam Secretary (vs. 3/26/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-6.25% - 60 Minutes
-12.50% - Match Game (vs. The Family)
-18.18% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-35.00% - Little Big Shots
-36.36% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
-36.36% - Once Upon a Time
-60.00% - American Crime (vs. Quantico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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