Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, March 11, 2018
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||1.1/5||6.02|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.9/4||9.22|
|American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World (NBC) (7-10 p.m.) – S||0.8/3||3.55|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.53|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||0.7/3||1.83|
|8 p.m.||American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P||2.3/8||10.34|
|O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S||1.2/5||4.40|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.9/3||8.47|
|9 p.m.||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||0.9/3||7.99|
|10 p.m.||Deception (ABC) – P||1.3/5||6.10|
|Timeless (NBC) – P||0.8/3||2.96|
|Madam Secretary (CBS)||0.6/2||6.31|
On one hand, Sunday’s premiere of “American Idol” on ABC had smaller ratings than any of the show’s 15 season debuts on FOX.
On the other hand, the show matched expectations for the current ratings climate and gave ABC a big upgrade from 8-10 p.m. “Idol’s” 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 was on par with the show’s 2016 average on FOX and more than double what “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Shark Tank” averaged from 8-10 earlier in the season.
“AFV” scored a 1.1 for ABC, and the premiere of “Deception” drew a 1.3, leading the 10 o’clock hour by half a point. The network had its best Sunday with regular series programming since Sept. 30, 2012.
The Season 2 premiere of “Timeless” on NBC didn’t fare as well. It posted a 0.8, down a tenth of a point from its finale last season and 0.3 off its season average. On CBS, “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.9, -0.2) and “Madam Secretary” (0.6, -0.1) returned from six-week hiatuses to smaller numbers.
FOX got a 1.2 from its special “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?,” a repackaging of a 2006 interview that was yanked at the time.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.7/7||1.0/4||0.8/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.19||3.49||8.00||3.40|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.