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

American Idol

“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.