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[05/04/20 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Stay on Top in Demos
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 (5/3/20):

ABC (5.770 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held onto the top demo spot on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.253 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "American Idol" (6.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.006 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

CBS (5.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) took home the silver with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (9.108 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" (5.263 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and a repeat "Man with a Plan" (2.728 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.324 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with originals from "Little Big Shots" (2.511 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The Wall" (3.043 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) followed by the season finales of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.980 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Good Girls" (1.764 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.755 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.708 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (1.332 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Duncanville" (0.935 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.199 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.368 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.673 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "Supergirl" (0.605 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) closed out the night for The CW (0.639 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
+33.33% - Good Girls
+25.00% - The Wall
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-10.00% - American Idol
-16.67% - Family Guy
-22.22% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - Duncanville
-30.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 4/5/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
-16.67% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-18.18% - American Idol
-20.00% - Good Girls
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-28.57% - The Simpsons
-28.57% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-37.50% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-40.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-57.14% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/5/19):

ABC (5.664 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) continued its demo reign on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.552 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "American Idol" (6.717 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Shark Tank" (3.668 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

NBC (3.024 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.675 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), the season finale of "World of Dance" (3.558 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and a new "Good Girls" (2.305 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was FOX (1.443 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "The Simpsons" (1.021 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.999 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) repeats, followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.778 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (1.582 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Family Guy" (1.768 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.507 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.045 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up fresh installments of "60 Minutes" (6.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "The Red Line" (4.931 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), a second "The Red Line" (3.592 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.801 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.825 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.048 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Charmed" (0.602 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-12.50% - Shark Tank
-12.50% - Family Guy
-12.50% - Bob's Burgers
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - Good Girls
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - The Red Line - 8:00
-21.43% - American Idol
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - The Red Line - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - World of Dance (vs. Genius Junior)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-22.22% - The Simpsons
-22.22% - Family Guy
-25.00% - 60 Minutes
-31.25% - American Idol
-42.86% - The Red Line - 8:00 (vs. Instinct)
-62.50% - The Red Line - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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