Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, January 27, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 1.1/5 11.18
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 1.1/5 5.73
The Titan Games (NBC) – R 0.6/3 2.59
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.34
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.45
8 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1.3/5 6.54
Rent: Live (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) – S 1.3/5 3.42
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) 1.0/4 4.76
The Titan Games (NBC) – R 0.8/3 2.96
Supergirl (The CW) 0.3/1 1.34
9 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 1.1/5 4.48
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.8/3 6.70
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – S 0.7/3 2.84
Charmed (The CW) 0.3/1 0.89
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 1.0/4 3.79
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.6/3 5.35


FOX’s somewhat live performance of “Rent” failed to match the ratings of other live musical broadcasts in recent years.

Airing from 8-11 p.m., “Rent” – which had to air mostly footage from a dress rehearsal, after star Brennin Hunt broke his foot during rehearsal earlier in the day – posted a 1.3 average rating in the adults 18-49 demo with 3.42 million average viewers.

That puts it below the 1.5 that FOX’s own “A Christmas Story Live!” had scored in Dec. 2017, making it the lowest-rated live musical broadcast to air on any of the networks since they began with NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” in 2013.

Elsewhere, it was a strong Sunday night for ABC, as both “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.3) and “Shark Tank” (1.1) tied their previous season highs. A second episode of “Shark Tank” (1.0) aired at 10 p.m. as well, and lost just a tenth of its 9 p.m. episode’s 1.1.

On CBS, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” followed a solid “60 Minutes” (1.1) lead-in, and scored a 1.0 with 4.76 million viewers, matching its Friday night broadcast in the demo. Additionally, “NCIS: Los Angeles” fell a tenth from its previous episode’s 0.9 to a 0.8, while “Madam Secretary” (0.6) stayed even.

NBC aired back-to-back “Titan Games” repeats (0.6, 0.8), leading into the network’s annual “American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World” special, which posted a 0.7 with 2.84 million viewers, down from the 0.9 it scored in 2018.

The CW’s “Supergirl” held steady with another 0.3, and “Charmed” (0.3) ticked back up a tenth.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 1.1/5 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.13 2.61 7.00 2.81 1.11


: 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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