Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, March 25, 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||5.9/25||25.56|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||0.9/4||5.30|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.66|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.11|
|7:30 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS)||4.0/16||21.26|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||0.8/3||1.71|
|8 p.m.||American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.7/6||7.38|
|The Simpsons (FOX)||1.0/4||2.14|
|Little Big Shots (NBC)||0.9/4||5.89|
|8:30 p.m.||Instinct (CBS)||1.4/5||10.57|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)||0.9/4||1.85|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX)||0.9/4||1.90|
|Genius Junior (NBC)||0.7/3||4.23|
|9:30 p.m.||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)||1.0/4||8.56|
|The Last Man on Earth (FOX)||0.7/3||1.60|
|10 p.m.||Deception (ABC)||0.8/3||4.01|
|10:30 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS) (10:30-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||6.54|
CBS’ “60 Minutes” scored its biggest audience of the season Sunday night with a heavily hyped interview — and an assist from a highly rated NCAA Tournament game.
Pending updates, “60 Minutes” scored a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 and better than 21 million viewers for its interview with adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who says she was paid to cover up an affair she had with Donald Trump in 2006.
The rest of CBS’ lineup also benefitted from the big start to the night, as “Instinct” (1.4), “NCIS: LA” (1.0) and “Madam Secretary” (0.7) are all up vs. last week, pending updates.
“American Idol” was fairly steady for ABC, dipping a tenth of a point from last week to 1.7. “Deception” was even with last week’s preliminary 0.8 (it adjusted down in the finals.
“The Simpsons” (1.0) improved by 0.2 on FOX, while “Bob’s Burgers,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Last Man on Earth” equaled their week-ago numbers. “Family Guy” fell a tenth to 0.9.
NBC was down across the board: “Little Big Shots” slipped to 0.9 (-0.2 vs. last week), “Genius Junior” to 0.7 (-0.3) and “Timeless” to 0.6 (-0.1).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.5/10||1.3/5||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||14.11||6.01||1.72||3.85|
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