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[05/20/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Top Demos on Night of Finales
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/19/19):

ABC (7.183 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Sunday thanks to the season finales of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.608 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "American Idol" (7.708 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

NBC (3.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the number two network with its mix of a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.624 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.304 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "Good Girls" (2.466 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.025 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its finale lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.207 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "The Red Line" (3.658 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), another "The Red Line" (3.105 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.130 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.117 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.839 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "Family Guy" (0.869 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and the feature "Hotel Transylvania 2" (1.249 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8).

And finally, The CW (0.827 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with the season finales of "Supergirl" (1.054 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Charmed" (0.600 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2/10/19)
+25.00% - Good Girls
+18.18% - American Idol
+14.29% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Red Line - 9:00
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-25.00% - The Red Line - 8:00
-30.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+21.50% - American Idol (vs. American Idol/Deception)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
-22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-62.50% - The Red Line - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-62.50% - The Red Line - 8:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-66.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2018 Billboard Music Awards)
-76.19% - Good Girls (vs. 2018 Billboard Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/20/18):

NBC (6.488 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) rose to the top spot on Sunday with "Dateline NBC" (4.996 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its inaugural telecast of the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" (6.985 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

ABC (5.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.303 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "American Idol" (7.431 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "Deception" (3.314 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Next up was CBS (7.480 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its finale lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.197 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.059 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Madam Secretary" (6.175 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, FOX (1.677 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.066 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.595 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and the season finales of "The Simpsons" (2.066 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.805 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Family Guy" (1.888 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.641 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 5/6/18)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 9:30
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30
0.00% - Madam Secretary
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - Deception
-18.75% - American Idol
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+20.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles - 9:00 (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles - 8:00 (vs. 60 Minutes)
-8.70% - 2018 Billboard Music Awards (vs. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards on ABC)
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-18.18% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers - 9:30 (vs. Family Guy)
-43.48% - American Idol (vs. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards)
-73.91% - Deception (vs. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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