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Idol’ Is Sunday’s No. 1 Broadcast Entertainment Series for the 10th Straight Week

American Idol (Photo credit: ABC/Eric McCandless)

May 6, 2019

Quick Take for Sunday, May (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)


ABC Wins Sunday Night Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49

ABC Sunday Prime Time (7:00-11:00 p.m. – 5.7 million and 1.0/4 in AD18-49):


ABC posted another dominant Sunday victory among Adults 18-49 (1.0/4), beating NBC by 43% (0.7/3), Fox by 67% (0.6/3) and CBS by 100% (0.5/2). In fact, for the 4th  straight week with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.9/5), “American Idol” (1.1/5) and “Shark Tank” (0.7/3), ABC finished as the No. 1 broadcaster in all 4 hours of Sunday’s prime time among Adults 18-49. ABC was also the most-watched network overall on Sunday for the 2nd week running (5.7 million).

  • ABC’s “American Idol” won the night among Adults 18-49, ranking as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast entertainment series for the 10th week in a row (on each telecast this season).

ABC’s “American Idol” aired live across the U.S., so pre-prime-time viewing in the Pacific Time Zone is not yet included in the Fast Affiliate averages. Last Sunday’s telecast jumped by 860,000 Total Viewers and by 2-tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point with the inclusion of the pre-prime viewing in the National Live + Same Day ratings released by Nielsen on Tuesday, which emerged as “Idol’s” most-watched telecast this season and 2nd highest number with young adults.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings for 5/5/19.