Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, May 21, 2017
Updated with time zone-adjusted fast nationals for the Billboard Music Awards.
The numbers for Sunday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|7 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – F||1.1/5||5.42|
|Dateline (NBC) (7-9 p.m.)||0.9/4||4.84|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/4||7.93|
|Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.22|
|7:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – F||0.7/3||1.62|
|8 p.m.||Billboard Music Awards (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – S||2.6/9||8.70|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – F||0.9/4||2.14|
|60 Minutes (CBS)||0.8/3||7.50|
|8:30 p.m.||Making History (FOX) – F||0.6/2||1.28|
|9 p.m.||Family Guy (FOX) (9-10 p.m.) – F||1.0/4||2.15|
|Madam Secretary (CBS) – F||0.7/3||7.46|
|Shades of Blue (NBC)||0.7/3||3.83|
|10 p.m.||Shades of Blue (NBC) – F||0.7/3||4.05|
|Elementary (CBS) – F||0.5/2||4.10|
The Billboard Music Awards are looking at a possible multi-year low among adults 18-49 after they took a hit in Sunday’s ratings. The show scored a
preliminary 2.3 rating time zone-adjusted 2.6 rating in the demographic. That’s down from 2.9 in last year’s initial ratings, which went up to 3.1 in adjusted ratings, and makes Sunday’s show the lowest-rated Billboard Awards since at least 2012.
It was a fairly soft night elsewhere too. The season finales of “Bob’s Burgers” (0.7) and “Family Guy” (1.0) were both off two tenths of a point vs. last week and down the same amount from their finales last season. “The Simpsons” posted a 0.9, down a tenth from both last week and last season’s finale.
“Shades of Blue” (0.7) also slipped two tenths for NBC with its final episodes. “Madam Secretary” was even with last week’s 0.7, but “Elementary” dipped a tenth to 0.5.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.0/7||0.8/3||0.8/3||0.7/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.16||4.39||1.76||6.75|
Rating: 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.