Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 12, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 1.0/5 5.60
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.7/4 7.44
The Secret Life of Pets (NBC) (7-9 p.m.) – R 0.5/2 2.37
Paradise Hotel (FOX) – R 0.2/1 0.54
8 p.m. American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 7.11
The Simpsons (FOX) – F 0.5/3 1.44
The Red Line (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) 0.4/2 3.64
Supergirl (The CW) 0.3/1 1.09
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – F 0.6/3 1.43
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – F 0.7/3 1.78
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.4/2 2.01
Charmed (The CW) 0.2/1 0.65
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/2 1.44
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) – F 0.8/4 3.93
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.6/3 5.75
Good Girls (NBC) 0.4/2 2.04


ABC’s “American Idol” held onto the no. 1 spot in the Sunday primetime ratings, despite ticking down from its 1.2 final rating last Sunday to a 1.1 in the adults 18-49 demo this week. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.0) went the other way, ticking up one-tenth week-to-week, as did the season finale of “Shark Tank” (0.8).

On CBS, “60 Minutes” similarly rose from its previous 0.6 to a 0.7, and The Red Line” held steady with another 0.4. “NCIS: Los Angeles” capped off the night for the network with a 0.6, back up a tenth from its 0.5 last week.

NBC’s Good Girls” fell one-tenth to its first 0.4, following an “Ellen’s Game of Games” rerun at 9 p.m. The CW’s “Supergirl” (0.3) and “Charmed” (0.2) both stayed even yet again.

Elsewhere, a “Paradise Hotel” rerun kicked off the night for FOX with a 0.2, leading into the season finale of “The Simpsons,” which dropped from its penultimate episode’s 0.7 to a series low 0.5. The season finale of “Bob’s Burgers” similarly ticked down from a 0.7 to a 0.6, while “Family Guy” wrapped up its season with the same 0.7 rating it scored a week ago.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 0.5/3 0.5/2 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.93 5.12 2.20 1.32 0.87


: 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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