Primetime Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Down But Still Leads ABC

ABC had the top score in Sunday prime, with American Idol leading the net to a 0.8 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. That beat CBS’s 0.6/3.

ABC had America’s Funniest Home Videos down 30% to 0.7 and two hours of American Idol off 10% for a 0.9. The Rookie got a flat 0.7.

CBS had 60 Minutes off 22% to 0.7 and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at 0.6 from 8 to 11. CBS is airing classic movies Sunday nights in May.

Fox and NBC both got a 0.4/2. Fox had comedy reruns, then The Simpsons at a flat 0.5 and Duncanville down 25% to 0.3. Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy both rated a 0.5, Bob’s flat and Family Guy down a tenth.

NBC had Little Big Shots at a level 0.3 and The Wall up 25% to 0.5. The finale of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist did a 0.4, as did the closer for Good Girls. Both ticked up a tenth of a point.

Telemundo and Univision both scored a 0.3/1. Telemundo had the movies Rio 2 and Criminal.

Univision had Aqui y Ahora at a flat 0.3 and movie Man of Steel.

The CW got a 0.1/1. Batwoman got a flat 0.2 and Supergirl was down a tenth at 0.1.

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.