TV Ratings Sunday: ‘Once Upon a Time’ finale, ‘Simpsons’ live stunt tick up
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 15, 2016
The numbers for Sunday, which include slight improvements for a couple of ABC finales and a small uptick for a “live” segment of “The Simpsons”:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||Once Upon a Time (ABC) (7-9 p.m.) – F||1.2/4||4.07|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||1.0/4||10.73|
|Dateline: On Assignment (NBC)||0.7/3||4.17|
|7:30 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.7/3||1.58|
|8 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX)||1.2/4||2.77|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||1.0/4||9.48|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.9/3||5.76|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.0/3||2.27|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX)||1.3/4||2.68|
|Undercover Boss (CBS)||0.9/3||5.79|
|The Carmichael Show (NBC)||0.8/3||4.06|
|The Family (ABC) – F||0.8/3||3.29|
|9:30 p.m.||The Last Man on Earth (FOX) – F||0.9/3||2.25|
|10 p.m.||Quantico (ABC) – F||1.0/4||3.74|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.6/2||5.00|
The two-hour season finale of “Once Upon a Time” averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 Sunday, a slight improvement on the previous week’s 1.1 (though down considerably from the 1.8 for last season’s closer). The first hour (1.3) outdrew the second (1.1). Finales of “The Family” (0.8) and “Quantico” (1.0) also rose a tenth of a point.
On FOX, the “Homer Live” stunt at the end of “The Simpsons” (1.2) helped the show to a 0.1 improvement over last week. “The Last Man on Earth” closed its season with a 0.9.
“Undercover Boss” returned to CBS with a 0.9. NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” (0.8) and “Crowded” (0.7) were even with last week’s fast nationals (“Carmichael” adjusted down to 0.7 in the finals).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.1/4||0.9/3||0.9/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.79||2.15||7.75||4.42|
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