Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, April 21, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.8/4 4.65
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.7/3 8.31
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.4/2 2.33
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.3/1 0.78
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 0.92
8 p.m. American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.2/5 6.42
World of Dance (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.7/3 2.91
Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – S 0.6/3 6.87
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.5/3 1.24
Supergirl (The CW) 0.3/1 0.95
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.5/3 1.17
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.5/3 1.30
Charmed (The CW) 0.2/1 0.67
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.40
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.8/4 3.86
Good Girls (NBC) 0.5/3 2.16
Madam Secretary (CBS) – F 0.4/2 4.83


“American Idol” took a small hit week-to-week, but still won the Sunday primetime ratings.

The ABC singing-competition series took the night’s no. 1 spot with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49, down a tenth from the 1.3 it scored last Sunday. “Shark Tank” followed it with a 0.8, matching its rating from a week ago.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “World of Dance” held steady with yet another 0.7, but the same couldn’t be said for “Good Girls,” which ticked down from its previous 0.6 to a 0.5.

On CBS, “60 Minutes” similarly slipped one-tenth to a 0.7, but was the night’s most-watched broadcast with 8.31 million viewers. The network’s “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” special grabbed a 0.6 average rating with 6.87 million viewers as well, while the season finale of “Madam Secretary” capped off the night for CBS with a 0.4, tying its season low.

The CW’s “Supergirl” (0.3) and “Charmed” (0.2) returned from a small break, steady with their last episodes. Meanwhile, FOX took the night off, airing only “Bob’s Burgers,” “Simpsons,” and “Family Guy” reruns.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.34 6.72 2.58 1.13 0.81


: 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. 
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. 
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.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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