Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 20, 2018
Note: Live broadcasts on ABC (“American Idol”) and NBC (Billboard Music Awards) may result in greater adjustments than usual.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|7 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – F||0.9/4||5.30|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/4||8.20|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.4/2||1.07|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX)||0.7/3||1.60|
|8 p.m.||Billboard Music Awards (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) – S||2.4/9||7.90|
|American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.3/5||7.43|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) (8-10 p.m.) – F||0.8/3||7.77|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – F||0.8/3||2.07|
|8:30 p.m.||Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – F||0.8/3||1.81|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) – F||0.9/4||1.89|
|9:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – F||0.8/3||1.64|
|10 p.m.||Madam Secretary (CBS) – F||0.6/3||6.18|
UPDATE: Time zone-adjusted ratings for the Billboard Music Awards on NBC put the show at a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 7.9 million viewers, down a little from 2.6 and 8.7 million on ABC in 2017.
The original post is below.
Preliminary ratings for the Billboard Music Awards are off a little bit from a year ago, but the show still carried NBC to an easy win for the night.
Pending updates for the live broadcast, the awards drew a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and just under 7 million viewers vs. a preliminary 2.3 and 7.74 million last year on ABC (it adjusted up to 2.6 and 8.7 million). In metered-market households, the awards are on par with last year (5.3 vs. 5.4).
The Billboard Awards also drove the final performance episode of “American Idol” down. “Idol” scored a 1.3, pending updates, down 0.3 from a week ago. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (0.9, -0.3) and “Deception” (0.6, -0.1) also dipped for ABC.
At FOX, the finales of “The Simpsons” (0.8) and “Family Guy” (0.9) were each off a tenth of a point vs. last week. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.8) and two episodes of “Bob’s Burgers” (0.7 and 0.8) were even with last week.
CBS’ finales of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8) and “Madam Secretary” (0.6) were both steady.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/7||1.0/4||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.49||5.87||7.48||1.68|
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