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[03/04/19 - 08:10 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Returns on Top for ABC
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/3/19):

ABC (7.032 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its new lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.651 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "American Idol" (8.633 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "Shark Tank" (4.211 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

CBS (7.291 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.240 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "God Friended Me" (6.833 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.920 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (5.169 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Next up was NBC (3.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a "World of Dance" (3.005 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) recap followed by a new "World of Dance" (4.174 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the season premiere of "Good Girls" (2.770 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.828 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.404 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.325 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.317 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (2.040 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Family Guy" (2.103 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.780 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, originals from "Supergirl" (1.184 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "Charmed" (0.754 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #18) rounded out the night on The CW (0.969 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 2/17/19)
+50.00% - Charmed (vs. 2/17/19)
+37.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+33.33% - Supergirl (vs. 2/17/19)
+28.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/17/19)
+25.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 2/17/19)
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 2/17/19)
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 2/17/19)
-10.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 1/27/19)
-11.11% - Family Guy (vs. 2/17/19)
-11.11% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 2/17/19)
-28.57% - World of Dance (vs. 2/26/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+100.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Ghosted (Repeat))
+80.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+75.00% - God Friended Me (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+66.67% - World of Dance (vs. Furious 7 (Repeat))
+60.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+50.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+25.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes (Repeat))
+16.67% - Good Girls (vs. Furious 7 (Repeat))
-72.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet)
-73.44% - American Idol (vs. The 90th Annual Academy Awards)
-85.94% - Shark Tank (vs. The 90th Annual Academy Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/4/18):

ABC (22.446 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its annual coverage of the "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet" (16.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2) and "The 90th Annual Academy Awards" (24.404 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1).

NBC (2.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then topped the leftover audience with its telecasts of "Dateline NBC" (4.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and the feature "Furious 7" (2.255 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.548 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.549 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), "NCIS" (4.239 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Bull" (3.897 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.508 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, FOX (1.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) rounded out the evening with its special "Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey " (2.859 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) alongside repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.471 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Ghosted" (0.992 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Family Guy" (1.215 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "LA to Vegas" (1.035 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-23.08% - Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet (vs. 2/26/17)
-23.08% - Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat)/Bob's Burgers)
-26.44% - The 90th Annual Academy Awards (vs. 2/26/17)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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