“American Idol” and CBS’s country music special “ACM Presents: Our Country” vied for first place in a relatively quiet night for TV ratings, as “The Rookie” drew more Live+Same Day viewers than it has ever done before.
“Idol” topped the night with a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.9 million total viewers, which represents a slight downtick from last Sunday’s 1.3 and 7.3 million viewers. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” continued to scored strong numbers amid the co-viewing boom caused by the coronavirus pandemic, coming in at a 1.0 rating and 6.2 million viewers. “The Rookie” came in even at a 0.8 rating and 5.8 million viewers, yet another season high in the latter metric.
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The “ACM Presents” special, which featured performances from the likes of Shania Twain, Brad Paisley Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, scored a solid 1.0 rating and 7.7 million viewers, the second largest audience of the night only behind its “60 Minutes” lead-in, which delivered a 0.9 and just under 10 million viewers. A replay of the network’s “Garth & Trisha Live!” scored a 0.7 and drew 4.7 million pairs of eyeballs.
NBC’s Sunday night lineup was pretty much even across the board week-to-week. “Good Girls” was the only series to tick down to a 0.4 and 1.8 million viewers. “The Wall” topped the night with a 0.5 and 3.1 million viewers, while “Little Big Shots” drew the same number of viewers and a 0.4 rating. “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” also posted a 0.4 and just over 2 million viewers.
Fox aired only reruns of its Animation Domination lineup, with “The Simpsons” and “Duncanville” replays both scoring a 0.4, followed by “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” replays both at a 0.5.
Likewise the CW also aired only replays of “Batwoman” and “Supergirl,” both of which delivered a 0.1 rating.
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