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[03/27/17 - 08:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets a Boost from NCAA Overrun
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/26/17):

CBS (11.935 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) got a boost on Sunday thanks to a half-hour of "NCAA Overrun" (20.664 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (14.888 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.271 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Madam Secretary" (8.460 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "Elementary" (5.580 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

The silver then went to NBC (6.033 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with a repeat "Little Big Shots" (4.224 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) followed by new episodes from "Little Big Shots" (9.733 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Chicago Justice" (5.785 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Shades of Blue" (4.391 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

Next up was FOX (1.925 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its mix of a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.907 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17), new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.790 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), a second "Bob's Burgers" (1.882 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Making History" (1.589 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), "Family Guy" (2.362 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.017 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.389 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and originals from "Once Upon a Time" (2.946 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Time After Time" (1.926 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18) and "American Crime" (1.615 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #19) on ABC (2.969 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+58.82% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Madam Secretary
+33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+33.33% - Elementary
+13.33% - Little Big Shots
+12.50% - Once Upon a Time
+12.50% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Chicago Justice
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Making History
0.00% - Time After Time
-25.00% - American Crime

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+237.50% - 60 Minutes
+175.00% - Family Guy (vs. Grease: Live! (Repeat))
+125.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Grease: Live! (Repeat))
+125.00% - Bob's Burgers - 8:00 (vs. Grease: Live! (Repeat))
+100.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30 (vs. Grease: Live! (Repeat))
+75.00% - Making History (vs. Grease: Live! (Repeat))
+60.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
+22.22% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
+14.29% - Shades of Blue (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
+11.11% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
0.00% - Elementary
-10.00% - Once Upon a Time
-10.53% - Little Big Shots
-33.33% - Time After Time (vs. The Family)
-66.67% - American Crime (vs. Quantico)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/27/16):

NBC (5.309 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Easter Sunday with its mix of an "Little Big Shots" (3.981 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) encore plus new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (10.324 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "The Carmichael Show" (4.731 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Crowded" (3.612 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Hollywood Game Night" (2.760 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

CBS (7.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.225 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Madam Secretary" (8.403 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "The Good Wife" (7.496 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Elementary" (5.233 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.523 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.638 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) alongside originals from "Once Upon a Time" (3.467 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "The Family" (2.654 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and"Quantico" (3.335 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

And finally, FOX (1.549 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with a rebroadcast of "Grease: Live!" (1.549 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
-9.09% - Once Upon a Time
-10.00% - The Good Wife
-10.00% - Quantico
-14.29% - The Family
-16.67% - Madam Secretary
-20.00% - Crowded
-26.92% - Little Big Shots
-28.57% - The Carmichael Show
-52.94% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Elementary (vs. Battle Creek)
+11.76% - Little Big Shots (vs. iHeart Radio Music Awards)
-10.00% - The Good Wife
-10.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-23.08% - Madam Secretary
-41.18% - Once Upon a Time
-41.18% - The Carmichael Show (vs. iHeart Radio Music Awards)
-52.94% - Crowded (vs. iHeart Radio Music Awards)
-53.85% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)
-58.82% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. iHeart Radio Music Awards)
-61.90% - 60 Minutes

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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