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[03/16/20 - 08:13 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Continues Demo Reign 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 (3/15/20):

ABC (6.577 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat in demos with its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.196 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "American Idol" (7.483 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.145 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

The silver went to CBS (7.131 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.277 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "God Friended Me" (6.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.326 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a second "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.891 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was NBC (2.438 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with the return of "The Wall" (3.271 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by "Little Big Shots" (2.653 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.981 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Good Girls" (1.849 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.468 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up an encore of "The Masked Singer" (1.325 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) plus originals from "The Simpsons" (1.688 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Duncanville" (1.198 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "Bob's Burgers" (1.562 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Family Guy" (1.707 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.783 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) and "Supergirl" (0.663 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) on The CW (0.723 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+20.00% - God Friended Me
+20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
+20.00% - Family Guy
+20.00% - The Simpsons
+20.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 2/23/20)
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-20.00% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Wall (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
+25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans - 10:00 (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-9.09% - 60 Minutes
-11.11% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
-14.29% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-20.00% - Good Girls
-25.00% - God Friended Me
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - NCIS: New Orleans - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-50.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-55.56% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/17/19):

ABC (5.702 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its reality lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.761 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "American Idol" (7.076 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.896 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

CBS (7.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "God Friended Me" (7.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.334 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Madam Secretary" (5.481 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was FOX (1.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with a repeat "MasterChef Junior" (1.522 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (2.044 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.114 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) plus repeats of "Family Guy" (2.004 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and a second "Family Guy" (1.758 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.152 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.813 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) followed by originals from "World of Dance" (3.705 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Good Girls" (2.385 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments from "Supergirl" (1.065 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Charmed" (0.665 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - God Friended Me
+12.50% - Shark Tank
+12.50% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/3/19)
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-16.67% - Madam Secretary (vs. 3/3/19)
-16.67% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-20.00% - God Friended Me (vs. Instinct)
-23.81% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
-27.78% - American Idol
-28.57% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
-31.25% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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