Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, April 28, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1.1/6 5.68
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.8/4 9.06
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.5/2 2.37
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.09
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.14
8 p.m. American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.4/6 7.88
World of Dance (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.8/4 3.36
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.7/4 1.92
The Red Line (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – P 0.5/2 4.86
Supergirl (The CW) 0.3/1 1.14
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 1.83
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 0.8/4 1.96
Charmed (The CW) 0.2/1 0.73
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.62
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.8/4 4.10
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.6/3 5.63
Good Girls (NBC) 0.6/3 2.40


NBC’s “World of Dance” had its first ratings uptick in several weeks Sunday night, climbing up from its previous 0.7 to a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 with 3.36 million viewers. Its lead-out, “Good Girls,” also managed to tick up from a 0.5 to a 0.6 this week.

It was a similar story with ABC’s “American Idol,” which not only held onto the night’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo, but also grew from the 1.3 it posted last Sunday to a 1.4 this week – scoring its highest ratings since March 6. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” also grew from a 0.8 to a 1.1, while “Shark Tank” stayed even with another 0.8.

On CBS, “60 Minutes” (0.8) inched up one-tenth, leading into the series premiere of the network’s newest limited series, “The Red Line,” which debuted with a low 0.5 average rating and 4.86 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” capped off the night for CBS, by dropping from its most recent outing’s 0.7 to a season low 0.6.

FOX’s “The Simpsons” (0.7) and “Bob’s Burgers” (0.8) returned from a small break, steady with their last episodes. The same could not be said for “Family Guy” (0.8), which returned down a tenth from its previous 0.9.

Elsewhere, the CW’s “Supergirl” (0.3) and “Charmed” both matched their ratings from a week ago.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/5 0.7/4 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.38 2.87 6.10 1.59 0.94


: 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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