Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS)||1.2/5||10.33|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||1.2/5||5.94|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.7/2||1.83|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.0/4||2.03|
|8 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX)||1.3/4||2.9|
|Madam Secretary (CBS)||1.2/4||9.99|
|The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – S||1.0/3||4.04|
|An SNL Valentine (NBC) – S||0.9/3||3.9|
|8:30 p.m.||Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX)||0.7/2||1.75|
|9 p.m.||The Tonight Show Valentine’s Day Special (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – S||1.4/5||5.02|
|Family Guy (FOX)||1.2/4||2.51|
|The Good Wife (CBS)||1.0/3||7.86|
|9:30 p.m.||Bordertown (FOX)||0.7/2||1.68|
|10 p.m.||CSI: Cyber (CBS)||0.9/3||6.26|
The combination of lower-than-average TV viewing on Valentine’s Day and the return of “The Walking Dead” led to a night of pretty modest ratings across the board.
“The Tonight Show Valentine’s Day Special” was the night’s top show in adults 18-49 with just a 1.4 rating. “Madam Secretary” (1.2) was up a tenth vs. its last episode, and that was about it in terms of good news.
“The Simpsons” (1.3) scored a season low for FOX, and “Family Guy” (1.2) tied its low for 2015-16. “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Bordertown” (both 0.7) each dropped half a point.
A “Bachelor” special on ABC managed only a 1.0, and a special Sunday “Castle” put up a 0.8. “The Good Wife” was flat for CBS at 1.0, and “CSI: Cyber” (0.9) was down a tenth from its last episode.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.2/4||1.1/3||1.0/3||0.9/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.62||8.61||4.52||2.12|
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.