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[04/12/21 - 10:00 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Leads Tight Race in Viewers, 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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/11/21):

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

CBS (5.564 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to a PGA overrun fueled "60 Minutes" (9.430 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) followed by repeats of "The Equalizer" (5.627 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.895 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.302 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

ABC (5.098 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared in the demo honors with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.907 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "American Idol" (5.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "The Rookie" (3.601 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was NBC (1.492 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.492 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.613 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and new episodes of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.402 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Good Girls" (1.460 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.000 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up a repeat "The Simpsons" (0.642 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) plus originals from "Bless the Harts" (0.717 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.178 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "The Great North" (0.993 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.171 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.298 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

And finally, The CW (0.420 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.500 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and "Charmed" (0.339 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - 60 Minutes
+100.00% - Bless the Harts
+50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
+25.00% - Family Guy (vs. 3/28/21)
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 3/28/21)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 3/28/21)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. 3/28/21)
0.00% - The Great North (vs. 3/21/21)
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 3/28/21)
0.00% - Charmed (vs. 3/28/21)
-12.50% - American Idol
-20.00% - The Rookie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 60 Minutes
+25.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. Batwoman (Repeat))
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-25.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (Repeat))
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-25.00% - Good Girls (vs. Dateline NBC)
-25.00% - The Great North (vs. Duncanville (Repeat))
-30.00% - American Idol
-33.33% - Bless the Harts (vs. Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (Repeat))
-42.86% - The Rookie


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/12/20):

ABC (5.536 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.716 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) followed by "American Idol" (5.826 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "The Rookie" (4.776 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

CBS (7.041 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the number two draw with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.560 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "God Friended Me" (5.847 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.715 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.041 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a rebroacdast of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (3.170 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and a special "Dateline NBC" (2.744 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.154 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) opted for repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.100 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" (1.035 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), another "The Simpsons" (1.256 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Duncanville" (1.065 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.163 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.305 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, second runs of "Batwoman" (0.488 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Supergirl" (0.315 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (0.402 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/29/20)
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/29/20)
-12.50% - The Rookie
-14.29% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/29/20)
-16.67% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 3/29/20)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/29/20)
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/29/20)
-12.50% - The Rookie
-23.08% - American Idol
-36.51% - Dateline NBC

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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