Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, April 7, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 0.9/5 9.35
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.8/4 5.13
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.90
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.3/2 1.03
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.12
8 p.m. 54th Academy of Country Music Awards (CBS) (8-11 p.m.) – S 1.6/8 9.90
American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/5 6.09
World of Dance (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.7/3 3.19
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.7/3 1.59
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.48
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 1.75
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.67
Charmed (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.33
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.57
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.8/4 3.77
Good Girls (NBC) 0.6/3 2.42


The 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards gave CBS a dominant win in the Sunday primetime ratings this week, despite experiencing a year-to-year ratings drop.

The network’s ACM Awards broadcast grabbed a 1.6 average rating in adults 18-49 and 9.9 million viewers, making it the night’s highest-rated and most-watched broadcast. However, that 1.6 rating is a new all-time low for the ACMs, and is down from the 2.1 rating and 12.06 million viewers that the 2018 broadcast scored. Meanwhile, “60 Minutes,” posted a 0.9 with 9.35 million viewers, on par with its other recent, non-sports-boosted broadcasts.

Elsewhere, the ACMs weren’t the night’s only broadcast to take a notable hit. ABC’s “American Idol” dropped from the 1.2 it had scored last Sunday to a 1.0 this week, marking a new all-time low in the adults 18-49 demo for the singing-competition series. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” similarly slipped from a 0.9 to a 0.8, as did “Shark Tank” (0.8).

FOX’s “The Simpsons” (0.7) ticked down one-tenth from its last episode. “Bob’s Burgers” also fell from a 0.9 to a 0.8, while back-to-back “Family Guy” reruns rounded out the night for the network.

On NBC, “World of Dance” posted its second straight 0.7, and “Good Girls” managed to hold onto its previous 0.6. The CW took the night off with “Supergirl” (0.1) and “Charmed” (0.1) repeats.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/7 0.9/5 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.76 5.27 2.92 1.46 0.40


: 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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