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[04/02/18 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges Competition with "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"
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 (4/1/18):

NBC (7.434 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on Easter Sunday with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (4.005 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) repeat followed by "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (9.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and its closing half-hours "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert/Dateline NBC" (8.661 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and "Dateline NBC" (4.668 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Second place then went to ABC (5.824 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) with encores of "Roseanne" (3.961 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), another "Roseanne" (4.591 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) alongside originals from "American Idol" (7.434 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "Deception" (4.152 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.672 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a repeat "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" (1.249 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #18) followed by new episodes from "Bob's Burgers" (1.491 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.011 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.768 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Family Guy" (2.095 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.416 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, CBS (6.892 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.141 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "Instinct" (6.664 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.054 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Madam Secretary" (5.707 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Deception
-5.88% - American Idol
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-11.11% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-14.29% - The Last Man on Earth
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-28.57% - Madam Secretary
-60.00% - Instinct
-82.50% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+128.57% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Match Game)
+100.00% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+61.90% - Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (vs. Little Big Shots/Chicago Justice)
+33.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+28.57% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - Bob's Burgers
-25.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-36.36% - 60 Minutes
-61.90% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-71.43% - Instinct (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-76.19% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/2/17):

CBS (10.472 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) claimed top honors on Sunday with its duo of "60 Minutes" (9.328 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (10.853 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

NBC (5.732 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of a repeat "Little Big Shots" (4.397 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and originals from "Little Big Shots" (8.492 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Chicago Justice" (5.824 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Shades of Blue" (4.215 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was FOX (1.558 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (1.127 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15), new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.517 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "The Simpsons" (2.077 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Making History" (1.292 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) alongside a repeat "Family Guy" (1.589 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and a new "The Last Man on Earth" (1.747 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, ABC (2.938 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.710 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), a new "Once Upon a Time" (2.811 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), the return of "Match Game" (2.488 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and an original "American Crime" (1.744 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - American Crime
-10.00% - Chicago Justice
-10.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 3/19/17)
-11.11% - Once Upon a Time
-11.11% - The Last Man on Earth
-12.50% - Shades of Blue
-12.50% - Bob's Burgers
-14.29% - Making History
-29.41% - Little Big Shots
-33.33% - Match Game (vs. 2/22/17)
-59.26% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
0.00% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
-8.70% - The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
-10.00% - The Simpsons
-11.11% - The Last Man on Earth
-12.50% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
-14.29% - Match Game (vs. The Family)
-27.27% - Once Upon a Time
-33.33% - Little Big Shots
-40.00% - Making History (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-60.00% - American Crime (vs. Quantico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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