Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With ‘Idol’ Finale

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ABC got top score in Sunday prime, with the American Idol finale leading the Alphabets. ABC got a 0.8 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. In second was Fox at 0.6/3. 

Special AFV@Home got a 0.7 on ABC and two hours of American Idol a flat 1.0. The Taylor Swift City of Lover concert special tallied a 0.5. 

Fox had season finales for its animated comedies. The Simpsons got a 0.6 and Duncanville a 0.4, both up a tenth. Bob’s Burgers also gained a tenth at 0.5 and Family Guy was a flat 0.5. 

CBS rated a 0.5/3. 60 Minutes got a level 0.7 and led into movie Mission: Impossible, part of CBS’s Sunday night movie stunt. 

NBC, Telemundo and Univision all did a 0.3/2. NBC had Little Big Shots, special The Beverly Hills Dog Show and The Wall all at 0.3. Little Big Shots was level and The Wall slid 40%. 

Telemundo had the movies Never Let Go and Escape Plan

Univision had Aqui y Ahora at a flat 0.3, movie Kung Fu Yoga and Sal y Pimenta at a flat 0.2. 

The CW got a 0.2/1. The season finales for Batwoman and Supergirl both scored a 0.2. Batwoman stayed level and Supergirl picked up a tenth. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.