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[03/23/15 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Helps Put CBS on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/22/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (9.991 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (13.339 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "60 Minutes" (11.661 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2), "Madam Secretary" (10.347 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "The Good Wife" (8.210 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Battle Creek" (6.152 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16).

ABC (5.513 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.438 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Once Upon a Time" (5.687 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Secrets & Lies" (5.485 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Revenge" (4.441 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.348 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of a "The Simpsons" (3.073 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) repeat, a new "Bob's Burgers" (2.173 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), repeats of "Family Guy" (2.768 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and another "Family Guy" (3.409 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) plus a new "The Last Man on Earth" (4.530 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) and a second "The Last Man on Earth" (4.138 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

And finally, a repeat of "The Voice" (3.505 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.322 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) on NBC (4.414 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+35.71% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - Dateline NBC
+15.38% - Secrets & Lies
+8.33% - Madam Secretary
+7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+6.67% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Revenge
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Battle Creek
-17.39% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. 3/1/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
+7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-4.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Believe/Crisis)
-5.88% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-10.00% - Once Upon a Time
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-26.92% - 60 Minutes
-27.78% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-31.25% - Revenge
-33.33% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-33.33% - The Good Wife
-40.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/23/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (10.266 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) moved into the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (13.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (12.041 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "The Amazing Race" (9.067 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), "The Good Wife" (8.898 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) and "The Mentalist" (8.188 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14).

ABC (7.071 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.740 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "Once Upon a Time" (6.612 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5), "Resurrection" (9.223 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Revenge" (5.708 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Next up was FOX (3.652 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.535 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14), "American Dad" (2.707 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11), "The Simpsons" (3.934 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6), "Family Guy" (4.282 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (4.228 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

And finally, NBC (4.270 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat of "The Voice" (3.406 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #18) followed by the premiere of "American Dream Builders" (3.572 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #17) and new episodes of "Believe" (5.059 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T14) and "Crisis" (5.043 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 60 Minutes
+11.54% - The Good Wife
+9.09% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - The Amazing Race
0.00% - American Dad
-4.35% - Family Guy
-5.88% - Revenge
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-7.69% - The Mentalist
-10.53% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
-13.04% - Once Upon a Time
-14.29% - Believe
-16.67% - Resurrection
-18.75% - Crisis

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show (Repeat))
+38.89% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
+33.33% - Revenge (vs. Red Widow)
+33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+29.41% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers)
+18.75% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-4.76% - Once Upon a Time
-5.56% - 60 Minutes
-13.33% - Crisis (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-18.18% - American Dream Builders (vs. Dateline NBC)
-19.44% - The Good Wife
-20.00% - The Mentalist
-20.00% - Believe (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-21.74% - The Amazing Race
-30.61% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy/American Dad)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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