American Idol Sunday Ratings Dip But Still Lead the Night

AMERICAN IDOL - "109 (Top 24 Solos)" - As the pool has been narrowed to the top 24 contestants,12 of the top 24 finalists perform solos at Academy LA in Hollywood during this week in the competition, as the search for America’s next superstar continues on its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). (ABC/Eric McCandless) GABBY BARRETT

American Idol ratings fell off 1/10th of a point compared to last week, but still topped the night, tied for first place with 60 Minutes.

“American Idol” was off slightly week to week, but it still led ABC to the top spot in Sunday’s adults 18-49 rankings.

“Idol” posted a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down 0.1 from a week earlier. It tied an above-average “60 Minutes” (which was helped by a Masters golf lead-in) for the night’s top rating.

Here are stats from an ABC press release regarding last Sunday’s (April 1) American Idol. Apparently, ratings lifted a bit after 3 days of delayed viewing:

After 3 days of delayed viewing, ABC’s American Idol emerged as Sunday’s #1 broadcast show in Adults 18-49, leaping over NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar to lead by 11% (2.1/8 vs. 1.9/7). American Idol was also Sunday’s #1 broadcast gainer in L+3 playback among young adults, with a lift of +0.5 rating points over its L+SD number (from a 1.6/6 to a 2.1/8 in L+3).

Via TVByTheNumbers

7 p.m.

60 Minutes (CBS) 1.5/7 10.83
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.8/4 5.05
Dateline (NBC) 0.6.3 4.27
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.09

7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 1.73

8 p.m.

American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.5/6 7.17
Instinct (CBS) 0.9/4 8.20
Little Big Shots (NBC) 0.9/4 6.66
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.9/4 2.12

8:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 0.8/3 1.73

9 p.m.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.9/3 8.06
Family Guy (FOX) 0.9/3 1.98
Genius Junior (NBC) 0.7/3 4.46

9:30 p.m.

The Last Man on Earth (FOX) 0.7/3 1.54
10 p.m. Deception (ABC) 0.7/3 3.74
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.6/2 6.25
Timeless (NBC) 0.6/2 2.48

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