Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, March 18, 2018
Note: CBS’ live NCAA Tournament coverage may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||NCAA Tournament overrun (CBS)||2.9/14||12.18|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – S||0.8/3||5.97|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||0.8/3||5.30|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.42|
|7:30 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS)||1.5/6||10.00|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||0.7/3||1.69|
|8 p.m.||American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.8/6||7.74|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – P||1.1/4||7.48|
|The Simpsons (FOX)||0.8/3||2.07|
|8:30 p.m.||Instinct (CBS) – P||1.0/4||8.79|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)||0.9/4||1.93|
|9 p.m.||Genius Junior (NBC) – P||1.0/4||5.07|
|Family Guy (FOX)||1.0/4||2.31|
|9:30 p.m.||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||0.8/3||7.98|
|The Last Man on Earth (FOX)||0.7/3||1.61|
|10 p.m.||Deception (ABC)||0.9/4||4.15|
|10:30 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS)||0.6/3||6.37|
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returned from a three-month hiatus Sunday with its best adults 18-49 rating of the season. The FOX show, which aired on Tuesdays in the fall, scored a 0.9 in the 18-49 demographic, building slightly on its “Simpsons” lead-in (0.8).
“Family Guy” scored a 1.0 for FOX, and “Bob’s Burgers” and “The Last Man on Earth” each came in at 0.7.
“Instinct” premiered to a 1.0 on CBS, pending updates. That would put it slightly ahead of the average for “Wisdom of the Crowd” (0.9) in the fall. “Instinct’s” 8.79 million viewers were also the most for any entertainment show on Sunday. “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8) and “Madam Secretary” (0.6) were in line with recent performances, pending updates.
“American Idol” led the night in adults 18-49 at 1.8, down half a point from its premiere the previous week but even with the Monday, March 12 episode. “Deception” (0.9) fell 0.3 from its premiere.
At NBC, the 8 p.m. premiere of “Little Big Shots” scored a 1.1, down from its 1.5 in-season average last year (it was on par with the June 2017 season finale). “Genius Junior” opened with a 1.0, and “Timeless” slipped a tenth week to week to 0.7.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/5||1.3/5||0.9/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.23||9.01||5.35||1.84|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.