Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet (ABC) (7-8:30 p.m.)||5.2/18||21.42|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||6.42|
|Dateline (NBC) (7-9 p.m.)||0.8/3||4.80|
|Son of Zorn (FOX) – R||0.6/2||2.13|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.53|
|8 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS)||0.7/2||5.06|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.9/3||2.06|
|8:30 p.m.||The Oscars (ABC) (8:30 p.m.-12:03 a.m.)||9.1/26||32.90|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.9/3||1.92|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.9/3||1.95|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.6/2||4.16|
|Movie: Neighbors (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.5/2||1.43|
|9:30 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.8/3||1.84|
|10 p.m.||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.5/2||4.06|
UPDATED: Time zone-adjusted ratings for the Oscars have them down from last year’s awards. The decline in total audience was fairly small — about 4 percent, with 32.9 million people tuning in Sunday vs. 34.42 million last year.
The drop among younger viewers, however, was considerably larger: Sunday’s 9.1 rating represents a 13 percent drop from last year’s 10.5. It’s the lowest 18-49 rating for the show in more than 20 years.
The original post is below.
Preliminary ratings for the Oscars on Sunday are in line with the 2016 ceremony.
In the metered-market ratings from 8:30 p.m.-midnight ET, the awards drew a 22.4 rating/36 share in households and 12.7/36 among adults 18-49. That’s essentially even with the early 22.5/36 and 13.0/36 in the metered markets last year.
The 2016 Oscars had the ceremony’s lowest ratings since 2008.
Fast nationals have the prime-time portion of the ceremony at an 8.7 in adults 18-49 and 29.07 million viewers. The ceremony ran past midnight ET, so significant adjustments may be on the way. ABC expects to have time zone-adjusted numbers in the afternoon.
The other networks aired a slate of reruns against the Oscars. FOX had the next-best rating on the night with a 0.8, pending updates.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||7.4/23||0.8/3||0.6/2||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||27.45||1.90||4.93||3.12|
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.