Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, March 17, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 1.1/5 9.93
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.8/4 4.76
Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC) – R 0.4/2 2.81
MasterChef Junior (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.52
8 p.m. American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.3/6 7.08
God Friended Me (CBS) 0.8/4 7.81
World of Dance (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.8/4 3.71
The Simpsons (FOX) 0.8/4 2.04
Supergirl (The CW) 0.3/2 1.07
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) 0.9/4 2.11
9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 0.9/4 8.33
Family Guy (FOX) 0.8/4 2.00
Charmed (The CW) 0.2/1 0.67
9:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.7/3 1.76
10 p.m. Shark Tank (ABC) 0.9/4 3.90
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.5/3 5.48
Good Girls (NBC) 0.5/3 2.39


Even with an “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun as its lead-in, ABC’s “American Idol” took Sunday night’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo yet again, with the same 1.3 average rating that it scored the previous week. At 10 p.m., “Shark Tank” managed to tick up from a 0.8 to a 0.9, securing the night’s 18-49 win for ABC.

Similar to “Idol,” NBC’s “World of Dance” stayed even with its most recent broadcast, raking in a 0.8 for the second week in a row. “Good Girls,” however, fell another tenth from a 0.6 to a 0.5.

On CBS, “60 Minutes” benefitted from the network’s broadcast of the NCAA tournament selection show as its lead-in, and rose from the 0.8 it scored a week ago to a 1.1 this time around, winning the 7 p.m. hour in the demo. “God Friended Me” followed it with a similar uptick, as the freshman drama rose two-tenths to a 0.8.

After taking the previous week off, “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.9) and “Madam Secretary” (0.5) returned to round out the night for CBS, with the former holding steady and the latter dropping one-tenth from its last outing.

Elsewhere, the CW’s “Supergirl” (0.3) and “Charmed” (0.2) both held steady week-to-week. It was the same story with FOX’s “The Simpsons” as well, which maintained its previous 0.8, while “Bob’s Burgers” (0.9) inched up a tenth and “Family Guy” slipped from a 0.9 to a 0.8.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 0.9/4 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.70 7.89 3.15 1.83 0.87


: 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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