Ratings: ABC Tops Sunday With ‘American Idol’s’ Top 14

“60 Minutes” and the “God Friended Me” Season 1 finale team up to bring CBS first in total viewers

Last Updated: April 15, 2019 @ 6:23 PM

“American Idol” aired its “Top 14” episode Sunday night, bringing ABC to the top in primetime Nielsen ratings.

After stumbling a bit against the ACM Awards a week ago, “Idol” hit a four-week high in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic with the beginning of audience voting last night, putting up a 1.3 rating for its 2-hour slot.

Though ABC was the key demo winner thanks to “Idol,” the singing competition couldn’t help its home network outdo CBS in the overall-eyeballs metric, as the latter network took first place in total viewers with a “Game of Thrones”-centric “60 Minutes” and the Season 1 finale of “God Friended Me.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a repeat of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” the Top 14 edition of “Idol” at 8 p.m. posted the above-mentioned 1.3 plus a 5 share and 7.2 million viewers. At 10, “Shark Tank” received a 0.8/4 and 4 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. CBS was first in viewers with 6.8 million. NBC was third in viewers with 3 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 got a 0.9/4 and 8.5 million viewers. At 8, the “God Friended Me” Season 1 finale earned a 0.6/3 and 7 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9 had a 0.7/2 and 6.8 million viewers. At 10, “Madam Secretary” managed a 0.4/2 and 5 million viewers.

For NBC, following a repeat of “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “World of Dance” at 8 put up a 0.7/3 and 3.3 million viewers. At 10, “Good Girls” managed a 0.6/3 and 2.4 million viewers.

Fox and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.5/2. Univision was fourth in viewers with 1.4 million. Fox was fifth with 1.3 million, filling its entire primetime block with reruns.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/0 and in viewers with 361,000, airing all repeats.