Sunday Ratings: ‘The Academy of Country Music Awards’ Leads CBS to Victory

Sunday 4/18/21 Preliminary Primetime Ratings 
Total Viewers:
CBS: 6.61 million, ABC: 3.70, NBC: 1.31, Fox: 1.03, CW: 498,000
Adults 18-49:
CBS: 0.7 rating/5 share, ABC: 0.5/ 3, Fox: 0.3/ 2, NBC: 0.2/ 2, CW: 0.1/ 1
CBS’ win was a result of “The Academy of Country Music Awards”, which scored 6.08 million viewers and a 0.8 rating/5 share from 8-11 p.m. ET, based on the fast affiliate results. Lead-in “60 Minutes” was the most-watched show of the evening with 8.17 million viewers in the Sunday 7 p.m. hour (and a dominant 0.6/ 5 in the demo).
On ABC, competing “American Idol” had to settle for No. 2 in the 8-10 p.m. block with 4.64 million viewers and a 0.7/ 4 in adults 18-49. Lead-out crime drama “The Rookie” followed with 3.64 million viewers (#2) and a 0.4/ 3 in adults 18-49 (#2t) at 10 p.m., which bested NBC’s competing “Good Girls” (Viewers: #3, 1.46 million; A18-49: #2t, 0.4/ 3) by over two million viewers.
Leading into “Good Girls” was “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” at a typically anemic 1.15 million (#3) and a 0.2/ 2 in the demo (#4) at 9 p.m. Earlier in the evening on NBC was COVID19 special “Roll Up Your Sleeves” (Viewers: #3, 1.37 million; A18-49: #4, 0.2/ 1 at 7 p.m.) into an encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games.”
Elsewhere, Fox’ animated combination of “Bless The Harts”, “The Simpsons” (repeat), “The Great North”, “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” could not compete (see network averages above). Nor could The CW’s 8-10 p.m. combination of “Batwoman” (Viewers: #5, 5.60 million; A18-49: #4, 0.2/ 1) and “Charmed” (Viewers: #5, 437,000; A18-49: #5, 0.1/ 1) from 8-10 p.m.
UPDATED 4/27/2021: What follows are the Live + Seven Day rating results for the night’s network telecasts on Sunday, April 18:

American Idol (ABC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 5.439 million viewers, 0.76 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 6.482 million viewers, 0.95 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 6.674 million viewers, 0.97 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +1.235 million viewers (+23%), +0.21 adults 18-49 rating (+28%)
The Rookie (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 3.813 million viewers, 0.46 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 6.443 million viewers, 0.84 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 6.998 million viewers, 0.93 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +3.185 million viewers (+84%), +0.47 adults 18-49 rating (+102%)
60 Minutes (CBS, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 8.481 million viewers, 0.62 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 8.794 million viewers, 0.65 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 8.876 million viewers, 0.66 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.395 million viewers (+5%), +0.04 adults 18-49 rating (+6%)
ACM Awards S(CBS, 8:00 PM, 181 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 6.276 million viewers, 0.82 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 6.779 million viewers, 0.87 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 6.887 million viewers, 0.90 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.611 million viewers (+10%), +0.08 adults 18-49 rating (+10%)
Roll Up Your Sleeves (S) (NBC, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.386 million viewers, 0.20 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 1.406 million viewers, 0.20 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.412 million viewers, 0.20 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.026 million viewers (+2%), +0.00 adults 18-49 rating (+0%)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.199 million viewers, 0.26 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 1.773 million viewers, 0.40 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.930 million viewers, 0.44 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.731 million viewers (+61%), +0.18 adults 18-49 rating (+69%)
Good Girls (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.507 million viewers, 0.37 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 2.504 million viewers, 0.68 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 2.791 million viewers, 0.75 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +1.284 million viewers (+85%), +0.38 adults 18-49 rating (+103%)
Bless The Harts (FOX, 7:30 PM, 30 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.939 million viewers, 0.29 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 1.004 million viewers, 0.31 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.050 million viewers, 0.32 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.111 million viewers (+12%), +0.03 adults 18-49 rating (+10%)
The Simpsons (FOX, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.311 million viewers, 0.41 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 1.562 million viewers, 0.52 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.608 million viewers, 0.54 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.297 million viewers (+23%), +0.13 adults 18-49 rating (+32%)
The Great North (FOX, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.938 million viewers, 0.32 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 1.025 million viewers, 0.36 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.040 million viewers, 0.36 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.102 million viewers (+11%), +0.04 adults 18-49 rating (+13%)
Bob’s Burgers (FOX, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.052 million viewers, 0.42 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 1.428 million viewers, 0.61 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.525 million viewers, 0.66 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.473 million viewers (+45%), +0.24 adults 18-49 rating (+57%)
Family Guy (FOX, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.205 million viewers, 0.46 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 1.727 million viewers, 0.72 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.864 million viewers, 0.78 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.659 million viewers (+55%), +0.32 adults 18-49 rating (+70%)
Batwoman (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.561 million viewers, 0.17 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 0.885 million viewers, 0.26 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 0.933 million viewers, 0.28 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.372 million viewers (+66%), +0.11 adults 18-49 rating (+65%)
Charmed (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.431 million viewers, 0.11 adults 18-49 rating
• Live+3: 0.713 million viewers, 0.24 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 0.737 million viewers, 0.24 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.306 million viewers (+71%), +0.13 adults 18-49 rating (+118%)
90 Day Fiancé Tell All (TLC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 2.371 million viewers, 0.67 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 3.132 million viewers, 0.99 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.761 million viewers (+32%), +0.32 adults 18-49 rating (+48%)
Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.385 million viewers, 0.44 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 2.040 million viewers, 0.73 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.655 million viewers (+47%), +0.29 adults 18-49 rating (+66%)
Sister Wives (TLC, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.556 million viewers, 0.35 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 2.378 million viewers, 0.60 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.822 million viewers (+53%), +0.25 adults 18-49 rating (+71%)
Fear The Walking Dead (AMC, 9:00 PM, 74 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.119 million viewers, 0.22 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.898 million viewers, 0.45 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.779 million viewers (+70%), +0.23 adults 18-49 rating (+105%)
Tournament Of Champions (FOOD, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.734 million viewers, 0.43 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 2.290 million viewers, 0.58 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.556 million viewers (+32%), +0.15 adults 18-49 rating (+35%)
Married To Medicine (Bravo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.835 million viewers, 0.25 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.172 million viewers, 0.40 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.337 million viewers (+40%), +0.15 adults 18-49 rating (+60%)
When Calls The Heart (HALL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 2.594 million viewers, 0.21 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 3.667 million viewers, 0.34 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +1.073 million viewers (+41%), +0.13 adults 18-49 rating (+62%)
Food That Built America (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.007 million viewers, 0.21 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.443 million viewers, 0.34 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.436 million viewers (+43%), +0.13 adults 18-49 rating (+62%)
Biography Stone Cold Steve Austin (PS) (A&E, 8:00 PM, 121 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.062 million viewers, 0.38 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.331 million viewers, 0.49 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.269 million viewers (+25%), +0.11 adults 18-49 rating (+29%)
WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures (P) (A&E, 10:01 PM, 64 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.766 million viewers, 0.29 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.034 million viewers, 0.39 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.268 million viewers (+35%), +0.10 adults 18-49 rating (+34%)
HMM Original Movie MatchMaker Mysteries: The Art of the Kill (2021) (P) (HMM, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.265 million viewers, 0.08 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 2.001 million viewers, 0.16 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.736 million viewers (+58%), +0.08 adults 18-49 rating (+100%)
The Nevers (HBO, 9:02 PM, 62 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.561 million viewers, 0.12 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.089 million viewers, 0.20 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.528 million viewers (+94%), +0.08 adults 18-49 rating (+67%)
Bar Rescue The Dirty Truth (PAR, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.381 million viewers, 0.10 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 0.618 million viewers, 0.18 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.237 million viewers (+62%), +0.08 adults 18-49 rating (+80%)
Home Town (HGTV, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 2.148 million viewers, 0.34 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 2.750 million viewers, 0.41 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.602 million viewers (+28%), +0.07 adults 18-49 rating (+21%)
Naked And Afraid (DISC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.180 million viewers, 0.25 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.446 million viewers, 0.32 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.266 million viewers (+23%), +0.07 adults 18-49 rating (+28%)
Mare of Easttown (P) (HBO, 10:05 PM, 58 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.600 million viewers, 0.08 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.175 million viewers, 0.14 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.575 million viewers (+96%), +0.06 adults 18-49 rating (+75%)
Naked And Afraid (DISC, 9:00 PM, 65 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 1.188 million viewers, 0.24 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 1.451 million viewers, 0.30 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.263 million viewers (+22%), +0.06 adults 18-49 rating (+25%)
Ridiculousness Season 20 (MTV, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.389 million viewers, 0.16 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 0.582 million viewers, 0.22 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.193 million viewers (+50%), +0.06 adults 18-49 rating (+38%)
Ridiculousness Season 20 (MTV, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.403 million viewers, 0.15 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 0.568 million viewers, 0.20 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.165 million viewers (+41%), +0.05 adults 18-49 rating (+33%)
City On A Hill Season 2 (SHO, 9:01 PM, 54 min.)
• Updated Live+Same Day: 0.372 million viewers, 0.05 adults 18-49 rating • Live+7: 0.776 million viewers, 0.09 adults 18-49 rating
• Gains: +0.404 million viewers (+109%), +0.04 adults 18-49 rating (+80%)

Source: Nielsen Media Research
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