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[04/26/21 - 12:58 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Oscars Top Charts 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/25/21):

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

ABC (7.740 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to the primetime portions of "Oscars: Into the Spotlight" (5.866 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "The 93rd Annual Academy Awards" (8.365 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) - its smallest audience to date.

CBS (4.200 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) took home the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.906 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3), "The Equalizer" (3.729 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.250 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.913 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Next up was NBC (1.461 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) and its duo of "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.525 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the feature "The Fate of the Furious" (1.439 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.820 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.870 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "Bless the Harts" (0.697 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (0.867 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "The Great North" (0.774 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (0.784 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Family Guy" (0.926 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with full hours of "World's Funniest Animals" (0.610 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Masters of Illusion" (0.501 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-33.33% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-55.56% - 60 Minutes -63.04% - The 93rd Annual Academy Awards (vs. 2/9/20) -68.97% - Oscars: Into the Spotlight (vs. 2/9/20)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/26/20):

ABC (5.062 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held off the demo competition on Sunday with a rebroadcast of "The Disney Family Singalong" (3.200 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) followed by new episodes of "American Idol" (6.044 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "The Rookie" (4.961 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

CBS (7.130 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.730 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "God Friended Me" (6.400 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), the series finale of "God Friended Me" (6.068 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and the season finale of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.320 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.277 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its quartet of "Little Big Shots" (2.985 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "The Wall" (2.846 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.704 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Good Girls" (1.572 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.146 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) served up repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.888 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.844 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) alongside originals of "The Simpsons" (1.347 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Duncanville" (0.972 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.327 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.497 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.514 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Batwoman" (0.668 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) and a repeat "Supergirl" (0.360 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Idol
+20.00% - God Friended Me
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. 4/12/20)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 3/22/20)
-20.00% - The Wall
-25.00% - Little Big Shots
-25.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-25.00% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - God Friended Me - 9:00 (vs. The Red Line)
+20.00% - God Friended Me - 8:00 (vs. The Red Line)
+12.50% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
-28.57% - American Idol
-28.57% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-37.50% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-40.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-50.00% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Good Girls
-62.50% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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