The Masked Scheduler’s take on NBC’s schedule can be found here.

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 14, 2017

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 1.0/5 9.71
Once Upon a Time (ABC) – clip show 0.8/4 2.85
Little Big Shots (NBC) – R 0.7/3 3.62
Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.3/1 0.90
7:30 p.m. The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.14
8 p.m. Little Big Shots (NBC) 1.3/6 7.20
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – F 1.1/5 9.36
Once Upon a Time (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – F 0.9/4 2.93
2017 Miss USA (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S 0.8/3 2.93
9 p.m. Chicago Justice (NBC) – F 1.1/4 5.63
Madam Secretary (CBS) 0.7/3 7.81
10 p.m. Shades of Blue (NBC) 0.9/4 4.73
Elementary (CBS) 0.6/2 4.52
Match Game (ABC) 0.6/2 2.57


The season finales of three dramas on Sunday delivered slightly improved ratings compared to their prior episodes.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.1 rating in adults 18-49), “Chicago Justice” (1.1) and “Once Upon a Time” (0.9) all rose a tenth of a point vs. the previous week. “NCIS: LA” (-0.2) and “Once” (-0.3) were each down, however, from last season’s finales.

FOX’s broadcast of the Miss USA competition took a hit from last year’s show (which aired in June), falling four tenths of a point to 0.8.

“Little Big Shots” (1.3, +0.1) and “Shades of Blue” (0.9, +0.2) both improved for NBC. CBS’ “Madam Secretary” and “Elementary” were even with last week, and a 10 p.m. “Match Game” episode on ABC (0.6) was in line with recent airings.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.7/3
Total Viewers (millions) 5.29 7.85 2.82 1.72


: 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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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