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Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Drops 24 Percent From Last Week’s Season Premiere

CBS, NBC and Fox all tie for second in demo behind ABC

“American Idol” fell 24 percent in demo ratings Sunday versus the prior week, which was its season premiere. The decline in total viewers was a few points less dramatic than that.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 p.m. had a 0.9/5 and 5.6 million viewers. “Idol” from 8 to 10 got a 1.3/6 and 7.2 million viewers. At 10, “Shark Tank” received a 0.8/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS, NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.7/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 6.5 million; NBC was third with 3.1 million; Fox was fourth with 1.9 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 had a 0.8/4 and 8.4 million viewers. At 8, “God Friended Me” got a 0.6/3 and 6.7 million viewers. A Grammys tribute to Aretha Franklin closed out the final two hours of primetime, averaging a 0.6/2 and 5.4 million viewers.

For NBC, following a rerun, “World of Dance” from 8 to 10 received a 0.8/4 and 3.5 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 managed a 0.6/3 and 2.5 million viewers.

For Fox, after reruns, “The Simpsons” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 2.2 million viewers. “Bob’s Burgers” at 8:30 got a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 received a 0.9/4 and 2.3 million viewers. Another repeat followed.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 906,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 898,000. Following local programming, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. At 9, “Charmed” got a 0.2/1 and 765,000 viewers.

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