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[04/22/19 - 08:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Lead 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 (4/21/19):

ABC (5.339 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) scored the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.652 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by originals from "American Idol" (6.421 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.864 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

CBS (6.717 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.308 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" (6.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and the season finale of "Madam Secretary" (4.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Next up was NBC (2.575 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its combination of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.331 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) alongside fresh installments of "World of Dance" (2.905 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Good Girls" (2.160 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.134 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "The Simpsons" (0.783 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "Bob's Burgers" (0.916 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), another "The Simpsons" (1.237 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.166 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.297 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and another "Family Guy" (1.403 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.809 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with the return of "Supergirl" (0.949 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.669 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Shark Tank
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 3/31/19)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 3/31/19)
-7.69% - American Idol
-16.67% - Good Girls
-22.22% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration (vs. Instinct/NCIS: Los Angeles)
-20.00% - American Idol
-33.33% - Madam Secretary


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/22/18):

ABC (5.930 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was back on top in demos on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.611 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "American Idol" (7.365 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "Deception" (3.378 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

CBS (7.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.773 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9), "Instinct" (7.194 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.500 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "Madam Secretary" (6.089 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was FOX (1.699 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.064 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.625 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "The Simpsons" (2.201 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.743 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.026 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.538 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, NBC (3.943 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with "Dateline NBC" (3.910 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Little Big Shots" (5.854 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Genius Junior" (3.647 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Timeless" (2.363 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.38% - American Idol
+14.29% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 4/8/18)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 4/8/18)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Timeless
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/8/18)
-11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-14.29% - Genius Junior
-14.29% - Deception (vs. 4/8/18)
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-33.33% - Instinct (vs. 4/8/18)
-36.36% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+100.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+20.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+12.50% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-12.50% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - The Last Man on Earth
-28.57% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-33.33% - Little Big Shots (vs. Little Big Shots)
-40.00% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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