Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, March 6, 2016
Note: Live NASCAR coverage on FOX ran into primetime and may result in greater than usual adjustments for the network in the final nationals.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||NASCAR overrun/Bordertown (FOX)||1.5/6||5.64|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||1.3/5||11.35|
|The Voice (NBC) (7-9 p.m.) – R||1.1/4||4.41|
|Once Upon a Time (ABC) – R||0.7/2||2.74|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||1.1/4||2.62|
|8 p.m.||Once Upon a Time (ABC)||1.3/4||4.00|
|The Simpsons (FOX)||1.3/4||3.17|
|Madam Secretary (CBS)||1.2/4||10.11|
|8:30 p.m.||Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX)||0.8/2||1.92|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||1.4/4||5.91|
|Family Guy (FOX)||1.3/4||2.71|
|The Good Wife (CBS)||0.9/2||7.23|
|The Family (ABC)||0.8/2||3.12|
|9:30 p.m.||The Last Man on Earth (FOX)||1.1/3||2.73|
|10 p.m.||Quantico (ABC)||1.1/4||3.73|
|CSI: Cyber (CBS)||0.8/3||5.67|
The ratings for ABC’s Sunday lineup on the first Sunday March look fairly similar to how they looked in early December — which is not a great thing.
“Once Upon a Time” began the second half of its season with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, even with its last original episode but tying its season and series low. “Quantico” (1.1) returned two tenths lower than its fall finale, and “The Family’s” Sunday debut managed only a 0.8, the same as the last episode of the canceled “Blood & Oil.”
CBS’ “The Good Wife” (0.9) and “CSI: Cyber” (0.8) also dipped, although “Madam Secretary” held steady at 1.2. The return of “The Last Man on Earth” scored a 1.1 for FOX, down 0.2 from its last episode of 2015. The rest of FOX’s shows were in line with their last new episodes. NBC scored the night’s best rating on broadcast, 1.4, with a two-hour “Dateline.”
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.2/4||1.2/4||1.0/3||1.0/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.16||3.13||8.59||3.40|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.