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[03/26/18 - 08:26 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Big with NCAA Overrun, "60 Minutes"
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/25/18):

CBS (14.110 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) surged in front on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (25.563 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (21.257 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2), "Instinct" (10.572 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.558 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Madam Secretary" (6.541 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

ABC (6.014 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.298 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "American Idol" (7.376 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and "Deception" (4.010 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Next up was FOX (1.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.114 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T17) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.709 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "The Simpsons" (2.140 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.851 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Family Guy" (1.895 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.602 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, NBC (3.848 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night with a repeat "Little Big Shots" (2.664 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T17) alongside new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (5.890 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Genius Junior" (4.229 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Timeless" (2.610 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - Instinct
+25.00% - The Simpsons
+22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+16.67% - Madam Secretary
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-5.56% - American Idol
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Deception
-14.29% - Timeless
-18.18% - Little Big Shots
-30.00% - Genius Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+161.54% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Time After Time)
+48.15% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+11.11% - The Simpsons (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-6.25% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-12.50% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-18.18% - Family Guy
-22.22% - The Last Man on Earth
-25.00% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-30.00% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-47.06% - Little Big Shots


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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