Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, March 10, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 0.9/5 5.58
60 Minutes (CBS) 0.8/4 8.45
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.5/3 2.79
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.5/3 2.08
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.40
8 p.m. American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.3/6 7.22
World of Dance (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.9/5 3.48
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.8/4 2.17
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.6/3 6.69
Supergirl (The CW) 0.3/1 1.06
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.8/4 1.98
9 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) 0.9/5 2.26
Aretha! A Grammy Celebration (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – S 0.7/3 5.40
Charmed (The CW) 0.2/1 0.77
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.7/3 1.79
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.8/4 3.88
Good Girls (NBC) 0.6/3 2.47


It was a nightly of mostly dips in the Sunday primetime ratings this week.

Following an “Ellen’s Game of Games” rerun (0.5), NBC’s “World of Dance” posted a 0.9 average rating in adults 18-49 with 3.48 million viewers, down just a tenth from its Sunday premiere last week. “Good Girls” capped off the night for NBC, and similarly fell a tenth in its second week, from its season premiere’s 0.7 to a series low 0.6.

Meanwhile, ABC led the night yet again, and won all 8 of the night’s half-hours in the adults 18-49 demo. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” kicked the night off with a 0.9, down two-tenths from its previous 1.1. “American Idol” reigned supreme as the night’s highest-rated broadcast for the second week in a row, despite falling four-tenths from its premiere’s 1.7 to a 1.3 this week – tying its lowest 18-49 rating since moving to ABC.

Last night’s “Idol” was also two-tenths below the 1.5 its Wednesday night broadcast had scored earlier in the week. “Shark Tank” also won its respective hour, but did slip from a 0.9 to a 0.8. CBS’ “60 Minutes” (0.8) and “God Friended Me” (0.6) each inched down a tenth as well, while the network’s broadcast of the “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration” tribute special grabbed a 0.7 with 5.40 million viewers.

Elsewhere, FOX’s “The Simpsons” (0.8) and “Bob’s Burgers” (0.8) both matched their episodes from a week ago. “Family Guy,” however, managed to climb up from a 0.8 to a 0.9 week-to-week.

It was a down night for the CW too, with “Supergirl” (0.3) falling a tenth to a new season low, and “Charmed” (0.2) ticking down from its 0.3 last Sunday, tying its previous low in the demo.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.98 6.49 3.06 1.95 0.91


: 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.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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