Tuesday, May 22, 2018

UPDATED Sunday Ratings - 'Billboard Music Awards' Largely Holds Steady in Move to NBC; 'American Idol' Drops

On May 20, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.78 rating - followed by ABC (1.03), CBS (0.75) and FOX (0.73).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 7.480 million viewers - followed by NBC (6.488), ABC (5.869) and FOX (1.677).




UPDATE - Billboard Music Awards was adjusted up. Dateline, Family Guy and the 9:30 episode of Bob's Burgers were adjusted down.

NBC (1.78 Rating, 6.488 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.6, +0.0)
        BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS (2.4)

ABC (1.03 Rating, 5.869 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (0.9, -0.3) SEASON FINALE
        AMERICAN IDOL (1.3, -0.4)
        DECEPTION (0.6, -0.1)

CBS (0.75 Rating, 7.480 Million Viewers)
        60 MINUTES (0.8, +0.0)
        NCIS: LOS ANGELES (0.8, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        MADAM SECRETARY (0.6, +0.0) SEASON FINALE

FOX (0.73 Rating, 1.677 Million Viewers)
        BOB'S BURGERS (0.4) REPEAT
        BOB'S BURGERS (0.7, +0.0)
        THE SIMPSONS (0.8, -0.1) SEASON FINALE
        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.8, +0.0) SEASON FINALE
        FAMILY GUY (0.8, -0.2) SEASON FINALE
        BOB'S BURGERS (0.7, -0.1) SEASON FINALE


                                            The Final Ratings for Sunday, May 20 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
ABC
America’s Funniest Home Videos
0.9
5.231

CBS
60 Minutes
0.8
8.359

NBC
Dateline
0.6
4.121

FOX
Bob’s Burgers - R
0.4
1.091
7:30 PM
FOX
Bob’s Burgers
0.7
1.649
8:00 PM
NBC
Billboard Music Awards (8-11)
2.4
7.873

ABC
American Idol (8-10)
1.3
7.469

CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles (8-10)
0.8
7.818

FOX
The Simpsons
0.8
2.100
8:30 PM
FOX
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.8
1.788
9:00 PM
FOX
Family Guy
0.8
1.828
9:30 PM
FOX
Bob’s Burgers
0.7
1.616
10:00 PM
CBS
Madam Secretary
0.6
6.219

ABC
Deception
0.6
3.181

Average Rating: 0.87
Average Viewership: 4.310


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.