Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, March 26, 2017
Note: CBS’ live NCAA Tournament coverage could result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||NCAA Tournament overrun (7-7:30 p.m.)||5.3/20||20.66|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)||1.0/4||5.39|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.7/3||4.22|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.91|
|7:30 p.m.||60 Minutes (CBS) (7:30-8:30 p.m.)||2.7/10||14.89|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX) (7:30-8:30 p.m.)||0.9/3||1.84|
|8 p.m.||Little Big Shots (NBC)||1.7/6||9.73|
|Once Upon a Time (ABC)||0.9/3||2.95|
|8:30 p.m.||NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) (8:30-9:30 p.m.)||1.6/6||11.27|
|Making History (FOX)||0.7/3||1.59|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX)||1.1/4||2.36|
|Chicago Justice (NBC)||1.0/4||5.79|
|Time After Time (ABC)||0.4/2||1.92|
|9:30 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS) (9:30-10:30 p.m.)||1.1/4||8.46|
|The Last Man on Earth (FOX)||0.9/3||2.02|
|10 p.m.||Shades of Blue (NBC)||0.8/3||4.39|
|American Crime (ABC)||0.3/1||1.62|
|10:30 p.m.||Elementary (CBS) (10:30-11 p.m.)||0.8/3||5.58|
Sunday was a mostly positive night on the broadcast networks, with most shows either steady or up some vs. the previous week.
First, the good: NBC’s “Little Big Shots” rose a tenth of a point vs. last week’s final rating to finish with a 1.7 among adults 18-49. ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (0.9) ticked up slightly from its series low last week, and “Bob’s Burgers” and “The Last Man on Earth” (both 0.9) rose a tenth for FOX.
CBS’ shows will likely end up on the positive side too, although late start times thanks to an NCAA Tournament game make their ratings subject to change. Currently, “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.6), “Madam Secretary” (1.0) and “Elementary” (0.8) are all ahead of last week. The NCAA game between North Carolina and Kentucky scored a 5.3 from 7-7:30 p.m., easily the best of the tournament to date.
FOX’s “Making History” and “Family Guy” and NBC’s “Chicago Justice” and “Shades of Blue” all equaled their previous outing. “Time After Time” was also steady, albeit at a meager 0.4, and “American Crime” slipped a tenth to 0.3.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.1/7||1.1/4||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||10.50||6.03||1.92||2.97|
Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the 18-49 rating for “Madam Secretary” and the CBS total viewer average. The correct numbers are above.
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