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Scoreboard NBC ABC CBS UNI FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 6.6/19 1.5/4 1.1/3 0.9/2 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 5.1/17 1.2/4 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 20.141 6.036 7.670 2.284 1.995

NBC was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On NBC, the SNL 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special earned a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. The SNL 40th Anniversary Special scored a 7.8 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11PM, and was NBC’s top-rated primetime entertainment telecast, excluding post-Super Bowl programs since the Will & Grace finale on May 18, 2006, which earned a 8.4 adults 18-49 rating. It was also the network’s top-rated entertainment special in ten years, since the Friends clip show that aired before its series finale which notched a 16.7 adults 18-49 rating on May 6, 2004. The final ratings will include the 11-11:30PM half hour. Since television viewership usually decreases after primetime, that may mean that the numbers will be adjusted downward in the finals.

Update: NBC ordered special fast nationals that included the post 11PM portion of the show. The ratings were unchanged.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos matched last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Bachelor: Chris Tells All scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Bachelor garnered a series low 1.5 down 44 percent from Monday’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, but delivered ABCs highest rating in the timeslot since the American Music Awards on November 23, 2014.

On CBS, 60 Minutes earned a 1.2 down 20 percent from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Undercover Boss scored a season low 0.9, down 25 percent from Friday’s preliminary 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and down 50 percent from a 1.8 for its most recent Sunday episode. At 9PM CSI garnered a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 31 percent from a 1.6 for its most recent original episode and down 8 percent from a 1.2 for its most recent Sunday 9PM episode. At 10PM the season, and probable series, finale of CSI notched a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 12 percent from a 1.3 for its most recent Sunday 10PM episode.

On FOX, the finale of Mulaney matched its series low with a 0.4 down 20 percent from last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Simpsons notched a 1.1, down 8 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Brooklyn Nine-Nine garnered a season low 0.9 down 25 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy scored a 1.2 down 14 percent from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Bob’s Burgers notched a 0.9 down 10 percent from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 15, 2015 (All Ratings Live+ Same Day):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 NBC SNL 40th Red Carpet Special 3.0/10 11.13
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.4/5 6.57
CBS 60 Minutes 1.2/4 10.40
FOX Mulaney – Finale 0.4/1 1.11
7:30 FOX The Simpsons – R 0.6/2 1.49
8:00 NBC SNL 40th Anniversary Special (8-11:12PM) 7.8/21 23.14
ABC The Bachelor: Chris Tells All 1.5/4 5.62
FOX The Simpsons 1.1/3 2.75
CBS Undercover Boss 0.9/3 6.31
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 0.9/2 2.14
9:00 ABC The Bachelor (9-11PM) 1.5/4 5.98
FOX Family Guy 1.2/3 2.51
CBS CSI 1.1/3 6.99
9:30 FOX Bob’s Burgers 0.9/2 1.99
10:00 CBS CSI – Finale 1.1/3 6.98

 

Definitions:
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, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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