Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016
Ratings for the Oscars adjusted up slightly from the time zone-adjusted fast nationals, but they still brought in their smallest total audience in eight years (10.5 rating in adults 18-49, 34.43 million viewers). Final numbers for the red carpet show are also below.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in green; downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||Oscars Opening Ceremony (ABC) (7-8:30 p.m.) – S||4.2/13||16.51|
|Dateline (NBC) (7-8:30 p.m.)||1.0/3||5.68|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/2||6.52|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.7/2||1.77|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.7/2||1.74|
|8 p.m.||The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.9/3||2.20|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/2||5.72|
|8:30 p.m.||88th Academy Awards (ABC) (8:30-11:51 p.m.)||10.5/31||34.43|
|Movie – Ted (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.6/2||1.94|
|Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.33|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) – R||0.7/2||1.69|
|Movie – Last Vegas (CBS) (9-11 p.m.)||0.6/2||3.82|
|9:30 p.m.||Bordertown (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.38|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||8.6/26||0.7/2||0.7/2||0.7/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||28.97||3.34||4.97||1.69|
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.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time.
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.