ABC Wins Sunday by 33% Over Runner-Up CBS among Adults 18-49 ‘AFV’ Posts Its Most-Watched and Highest-Rated Telecast in More Than 1 Year ‘American Idol’ Is Sunday’s No. 1 Broadcast Series in Adults 18-49

ABC Wins Sunday by 33% Over Runner-Up CBS among Adults 18-49 ‘AFV’ Posts Its Most-Watched and Highest-Rated Telecast in More Than 1 Year ‘American Idol’ Is Sunday’s No. 1 Broadcast Series in Adults 18-49

April 3, 2020

 

Quick Take for Sunday, March 29, 2020

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)

 

ABC Wins Sunday by 33% Over Runner-Up CBS among Adults 18-49

 

‘AFV’ Posts Its Most-Watched and Highest-Rated Telecast in More Than 1 Year

 

‘American Idol’ Is Sunday’s No. 1 Broadcast Series in Adults 18-49

 

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ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.8 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):

With originals of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “American Idol” from 8:00-10:00 p.m. leading into a repeat of “The Rookie” at 10:00 p.m., ABC ranked No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49 (1.2/6), dominating runner-up CBS with an all-original lineup by 33% (0.9/4) and ranking as the night’s highest-rated broadcast network for the 8th consecutive week. ABC claimed Sunday’s Top 2 broadcast series among Adults 18-49 with “American Idol” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” respectively.

 

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7:00-8:00 p.m. – 6.9 million and 1.2/6 in AD18-49):

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” grew for its 2nd straight telecast in Total Viewers (+5% – 6.9 million vs. 6.6 million) and in Adults 18-49 (+9% – 1.2/6 vs. 1.1/5) to hit new season highs. In fact, “AFV” delivered its most-watched and highest-rated broadcast in more than a year – since 3/3/19. ABC’s “AFV” stood as Sunday’s No. 2 broadcast series and ranked as the No. 1 program in its 7:00 p.m. time slot among Adults 18-49.

 

“American Idol” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 8.8 million and 1.6/7 in AD18-49):

ABC’s “American Idol” ranked as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast series for the 7th week in a row with Adults 18-49 (1.6/7). “American Idol” held steady week to week among Adults 18-49 (coming within 1-tenth of a rating point with the prior week – 1.6/7 vs. 1.7/7).

 

·       Standing as Sunday’s No. 1 most social program, ABC’s “American Idol” garnered nearly 2.3 million total social interactions (2,267,722), marking its most social episode of the season and pulling in 297% more social activity than Fox’s “iHeart Living Room Concert For America” on the night (762,508). In fact, Sunday’s broadcast of “American Idol” stood as the 2nd-most social telecast of 2020 to-date for a reality series, behind only the March season finale of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 3/29/20. Nielsen Social for 1/1-3/29/20.

 

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