Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, January 20, 2019
Note: Live NFL coverage on CBS will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||AFC Championship (CBS) (7-10:30 p.m.)||14.5/46||46.47|
|The Masked Singer (FOX) – R||1.1/4||3.92|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.6/2||4.15|
|Minions (NBC) (7-9 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||1.80|
|8 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.7/2||2.18|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.6/2||3.98|
|Supergirl (The CW)||0.3/1||1.04|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.58|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC)||0.7/2||2.83|
|Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.6/2||3.70|
|Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.62|
|Charmed (The CW)||0.3/1||0.82|
|9:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.46|
|10 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.6/2||2.47|
|10:30 p.m.||Magnum P.I. (CBS)||3.8/16||12.06|
The AFC Championship game, predictably, scored a dominant win in the Sunday primetime ratings this week.
Pending updates, CBS’ broadcast of the Patriots vs. Chiefs game scored a massive 14.5 rating in adults 18-49 with 46.47 million viewers. That is up significantly from the 13.4 final and 42.30 million viewers that FOX’s primetime broadcast of the NFC Championship scored in 2018.
A special, post-game Sunday night episode of “Magnum P.I.” posted a 3.8 with 12.06 million viewers, over four times its current season average, and easily marking a new series high for the CBS drama.
Elsewhere, NBC kicked off its night with an airing of “Minions” (0.4), before heading into a 2-hour “Dateline,” which posted a 0.6 with 3.70 million viewers. On ABC, a new episode of “Shark Tank” grabbed a 0.7, down four-tenths from its season high 1.1 a week ago.
The CW’s “Supergirl” returned from hiatus with a 0.3, down from the 0.8 its “Elseworlds” crossover fall finale had scored. “Charmed” returned with a 0.3 as well, but was even with its fall finale last year. All of the night’s other broadcasts were repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||13.1/40||0.8/3||0.6/2||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||43.04||2.45||3.36||2.75||0.93|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.