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[05/10/21 - 09:59 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Demo Race; CBS Tops Viewers
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 (5/9/21):

ABC (4.537 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held onto the demo crown on Sunday with its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.310 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "American Idol" (5.030 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and "The Rookie" (3.777 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

CBS (6.134 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) took home the silver with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.245 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "The Equalizer" (6.936 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.891 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was NBC (1.586 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its lineup of "The American Ninja Warrior Women's Championship" (1.863 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.258 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Good Girls" (1.362 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.919 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up a repeat "The Simpsons" (0.573 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) alongside new episodes of "Bless the Harts" (0.659 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14), "The Simpsons" (1.079 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "The Great North" (0.815 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.083 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Family Guy" (1.306 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, fresh installments of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.502 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Batwoman" (0.385 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) on The CW (0.444 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Bob's Burgers
+25.00% - Family Guy
+20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+20.00% - The Rookie
+14.29% - American Idol
0.00% - The Equalizer
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - The Great North (vs. 4/18/21)
0.00% - Bless the Harts
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - Batwoman
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-25.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 4/18/21)
-33.33% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Amer/ican Ninja Warrior Women's Championship (vs. Feeding America Comedy Festival)
+25.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Great North (vs. Duncanville)
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-14.29% - The Equalizer (vs. Forrest Gump (Repeat))
-20.00% - American Idol
-28.57% - 60 Minutes
-28.57% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Forrest Gump (Repeat))
-28.57% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Forrest Gump (Repeat))
-33.33% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-40.00% - Good Girls (vs. A Saturday Night Live Mother's Day (Repeat))
-40.00% - The Simpsons
-50.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Batwoman)
-53.85% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II)
-60.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. A Saturday Night Live Mother's Day (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/10/20):

ABC (5.654 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held onto the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of "The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II" (5.741 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "American Idol" (6.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and the season finale of "The Rookie" (4.667 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

CBS (6.562 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) took home the silver with "60 Minutes" (9.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and the feature "Forrest Gump" (5.639 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was NBC (2.300 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with its presentations of "Feeding America Comedy Festival" (2.060 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "A Saturday Night Live Mother's Day" (2.540 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.067 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.922 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Bob's Burgers" (0.866 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) alongside originals of "The Simpsons" (1.394 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Duncanville" (0.863 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.065 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "Family Guy" (1.294 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.656 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed the night with fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.711 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Supergirl" (0.600 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - American Idol
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-14.29% - The Rookie
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Simpsons
-9.09% - American Idol
-16.67% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-40.00% - Feeding America Comedy Festival (vs. The Secret Life of Pets (Repeat))
-42.86% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-50.00% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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