Sunday final ratings: Billboard Awards, ‘Simpsons’ finale, ‘Undercover Boss’ adjust up; ‘AFV’ and ‘Bordertown’ finales adjust down
Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 22, 2016
Several shows saw their ratings change from Sunday’s fast nationals to the finals. The Billboard Music Awards adjusted up a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 to a 3.2 for ABC, while the season finale “America’s Funniest Home Videos” came down 0.2 to 1.0, in part because of adjustments for the live Billboard broadcast.
Elsewhere, the finale of “The Simpsons” adjusted up a tenth to 1.1, while “Bordertown’s” final episode on FOX adjusted down a tenth to 0.4. The second of two “Undercover Boss” episodes on CBS adjusted up a tenth, finishing at 0.8.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in bold; downward adjustments are in bold italics.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – F||1.0/4||4.60|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||8.32|
|Dateline: On Assignment (NBC)||0.6/2||3.72|
|Bordertown (FOX) – F||0.4/2||1.16|
|7:30 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.39|
|8 p.m.||Billboard Music Awards (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||3.2/10||9.76|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – F||1.1/4||2.54|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||6.92|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.6/2||4.52|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.0/3||2.23|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) – F||1.2/4||2.59|
|Undercover Boss (CBS)||0.8/2||4.88|
|The Carmichael Show (NBC)||0.5/2||2.63|
|9:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – F||0.9/3||2.04|
|Crowded (NBC) – F||0.4/1||2.12|
|10 p.m.||Undercover Boss (CBS)||0.8/3||3.89|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.6/8||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.47||1.99||6.00||3.61|
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