TV Ratings Sunday: ‘The Good Wife’ ends on a slight up note, ‘Little Big Shots’ finale slumps
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 8, 2016
The numbers for Sunday, featuring several season finales and the series ender for “The Good Wife,” which brought in a few more viewers than usual:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||1.2/5||5.27|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||1.0/4||9.07|
|7:30 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.36|
|8 p.m.||Little Big Shots (NBC) – F||1.3/5||7.39|
|Once Upon a Time (ABC)||1.2/4||3.79|
|The Simpsons (FOX)||1.1/4||2.44|
|Madam Secretary (CBS) – F||1.0/4||9.98|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.0/3||2.29|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX)||1.3/4||2.77|
|The Good Wife (CBS) – Series finale||1.2/4||10.47|
|The Carmichael Show (NBC)||0.8/3||3.51|
|The Family (ABC)||0.7/2||2.61|
|9:30 p.m.||The Last Man on Earth (FOX)||0.9/3||2.22|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||1.0/4||5.10|
|Elementary (CBS) – F||0.7/3||5.50|
The series finale of “The Good Wife” managed a bit of an uptick in the ratings, scoring a 1.2 in adults 18-49, a 0.2 improvement vs. last week and tying its second-best mark of the season. The “Madam Secretary” finale (1.0) was even with last week, while “Elementary” (0.7) closed its year down a tenth vs. a week ago.
NBC’s “Little Big Shots” suffered a season low with its finale, falling 0.3 vs. last week’s fast nationals (the show adjusted up in the finals) as it aired a clip show instead of a new episode. “The Carmichael Show” (0.8) fell a tenth.
At ABC, “Once Upon a Time” was steady at 1.2, while “The Family” (0.7) and “Quantico” (0.9) were each off a tenth. “Family Guy” (1.3), “The Simpsons” (1.1) and “Bob’s Burgers” (1.0) all fell 0.1 for FOX, while “The Last Man on Earth” (0.9) was even with its last episode.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.0/4||1.0/4||0.9/3||0.9/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.78||8.76||4.90||2.03|
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