TV Ratings Sunday: Billboard Music Awards hit 4-year low on a soft night [Updated]
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 22, 2016
Updated with time-zone adjusted fast nationals for ABC’s live, coast-to-coast broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – F||1.2/5||5.43|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||8.07|
|Dateline: On Assignment (NBC)||0.6/2||3.75|
|Bordertown (FOX) – F||0.5/2||1.22|
|7:30 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.48|
|8 p.m.||Billboard Music Awards (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||3.1/10||9.60|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – F||1.0/4||2.55|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||6.89|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.6/2||4.47|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.0/3||2.18|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) – F||1.2/4||2.64|
|Undercover Boss (CBS)||0.8/2||4.84|
|The Carmichael Show (NBC)||0.5/2||2.74|
|9:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – F||0.9/3||2.11|
|Crowded (NBC) – F||0.4/1||2.14|
|10 p.m.||Undercover Boss (CBS)||0.7/3||3.85|
The Billboard Music Awards telecast was far and away the No. 1 show on broadcast TV Sunday night, but it was also down significantly from last year. ABC’s broadcast of the awards drew a
2.9 3.1 rating in adults 18-49 per time zone-adjusted ratings, down almost a point 0.7 from last year’s 3.8. It was the lowest rating for the awards since 2012.
The story was no better elsewhere. Season finales of “The Simpsons” (1.0), “Family Guy” (1.2) and “Bob’s Burgers” (0.9) on FOX were all below average. CBS was below 1.0 all night, and NBC in particular took a hit. “The Carmichael Show” (0.5) and the finale of “Crowded” (0.4) both recorded series lows.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.6/8||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.56||2.03||5.91||3.61|
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.