TV Ratings Sunday: (Updated) Super Bowl Sets New Viewing Record, ‘New Girl’ Strong & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Decent
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||29.0/60||0.7/1||0.6/1||0.5/1||0.5/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||28.4/63||0.6/1||0.5/1||0.3/1||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||94.6||2.718||1.751||3.935||2.359|
NOTE: Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for FOX (Super Bowl, New Girl & Brooklyn Nine-Nine) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.
FOX was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
On FOX, The Super Bowl earned a preliminary 34.4 from 7-10PM down 13 percent from last year’s 39.7 adults 18-49 rating. Of course, last year the game was not a blow out and a chunk of the broadcast wasn’t counted due to a blackout in the stadium. Your predictions for the game’s total viewers were too optimistic.
Update 2: Turns out the Super Bowl also set records with 111.5 Million Average Viewers. More details here.
Update: The time-zone adjusted ratings are in. New Girl earned a series high 11.1 adults 18-49 rating from 10:23-10:54PM and was up 42 percent in adults 18-49 and 23 percent in viewers over last year’s post-Super Bowl episode of Elementary. It was also up 13 percent in total viewers over the most recent post-Super Bowl half hour comedy, 2009’s broadcast of The Office. New Girl was the highest rated scripted entertainment telecast on broadcast TV in 3 years, since FOX’s post-SuperBowl Glee (11.2 rating on 2/6/11) Brooklyn Nine-Nine scored a series high 6.7 adults 18-49 rating from 10:54-11:25PM. Your predictions for New Girl were a little pessimistic, but you accurately called Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 2, 2014
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||FOX||Super Bowl (6:33- 10PM) – Live||34.4/67||111.3|
|CBS||60 Minutes – R||0.4/1||3.52|
|NBC||Dateline – R (7-9PM)||0.4/1||2.34|
|ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos – R||0.4/1||2.24|
|8:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos – R||0.6/1||2.77|
|CBS||The Good Wife – R||0.3/1||2.47|
|9:00||NBC||Little Fockers (9-11PM)||0.6/1||2.38|
|ABC||Shark Tank – R||0.6/1||2.16|
|CBS||The Mentalist – R||0.4/1||2.97|
|10:00||FOX||Super Bowl Postgame||18.1/41||46.19|
|ABC||Shark Tank – R||1.1/3||3.71|
|CBS||NCIS – R||0.9/2||6.78|
|10:30||FOX||New Girl (10:23-10:54PM)||11.1/||25.8|
|11:00||FOX||Brooklyn Nine – Nine (10:54-11:25PM)||6.7/||14.8|
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