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[01/14/19 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Another Boost from NFL Playoffs
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 (1/13/19):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

FOX (14.874 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday thanks to its mix of playoff "NFL Overrun" (35.682 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.7, #1), "The OT" (31.067 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 9.4, #2), "The Simpsons" (10.195 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (5.331 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Family Guy" (4.175 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and the season finale of "Rel" (2.795 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

ABC (4.463 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed a distant second with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.372 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11), new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.257 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Shark Tank" (4.310 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a repeat "Shark Tank" (2.913 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Next up was CBS (7.644 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "60 Minutes" (8.077 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "God Friended Me" (8.228 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.285 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Madam Secretary" (5.986 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for the feature "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2.333 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "Dateline NBC" (2.815 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

And finally, The CW (1.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with "The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards" (1.510 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+322.22% - The Simpsons
+144.44% - Bob's Burgers
+120.00% - Rel
+80.00% - Family Guy
+44.44% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+22.22% - Shark Tank
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-12.50% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - God Friended Me (vs. Wisdom of the Crowd)
+8.33% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-12.50% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Madam Secretary
-15.38% - Shark Tank
-16.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. Ride Along (Repeat))
-18.18% - Family Guy
-35.29% - Rel
-37.14% - Bob's Burgers
-60.82% - The Simpsons


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/14/18):

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

FOX (19.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1) got a huge boost on Sunday with "NFL Overrun" (33.381 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 10.2, #2) and "The OT" (35.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.7, #1) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (30.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 9.7, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (8.567 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.5, #4), "Family Guy" (5.104 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.938 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

Second place then went to ABC (5.055 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.383 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), followed by originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.879 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Shark Tank" (5.308 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "Shark Tank" (4.650 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Next up was CBS (7.389 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "60 Minutes" (7.604 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), the season finale of "Wisdom of the Crowd" (5.898 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) plus new episodes of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.977 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "Madam Secretary" (7.080 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, encores of "Dateline NBC" (4.333 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and "Ride Along" (2.399 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) on NBC (3.366 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+185.29% - The Simpsons
+118.75% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/10/17)
+54.55% - The Last Man on Earth
+37.50% - Family Guy
+16.67% - Madam Secretary
+11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+9.09% - Shark Tank - 10:00
0.00% Shark Tank - 9:00
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Wisdom of the Crowd
-14.29% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Shark Tank - 10:00 (vs. Conviction)
+50.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. To Tell the Truth)
+44.44% - Shark Tank - 9:00 (vs. To Tell the Truth)
+34.62% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons)
+27.63% - The Simpsons
+25.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+16.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+14.29% - 60 Minutes
+10.00% - Family Guy (vs. The Mick)
+6.25% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Family Guy)
-30.00% - Wisdom of the Crowd (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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