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[03/31/14 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Once Again Puts CBS on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/30/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (11.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was once again the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (18.305 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1), "60 Minutes" (13.245 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "The Amazing Race" (9.821 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "The Good Wife" (10.391 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "The Mentalist" (8.614 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

ABC (6.454 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.940 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13), "Once Upon a Time" (6.457 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "Resurrection" (8.180 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) and "Revenge" (5.240 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.478 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and its combination of "Bob's Burgers" (2.272 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T15), "American Dad" (2.777 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T11), "The Simpsons" (3.936 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7), "Family Guy" (4.099 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (3.891 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

And finally, a repeat of "The Voice" (3.036 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #18) led into new episodes of "American Dream Builders" (3.276 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17), "Believe" (4.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #14) and "Crisis" (4.321 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T15) on NBC (3.861 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Mentalist
+17.24% - The Good Wife
+11.11% - The Amazing Race
+7.69% - American Dad
+5.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Simpsons
-1.96% - 60 Minutes
-4.55% - Family Guy
-7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-8.00% - Resurrection
-8.33% - Believe
-11.11% - American Dream Builders
-11.76% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
-12.50% - Revenge
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers
-23.08% - Crisis

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Once Upon a Time (Repeat))
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown/Charlie Brown All Stars! (Repeat))
+75.00% - Family Guy (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+75.00% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show (Repeat))
+66.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+53.33% - Resurrection (vs. Revenge)
+46.15% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+40.00% - Revenge (vs. Red Widow)
+36.36% - The Mentalist (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
+15.38% - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (vs. Family Guy (Repeat)/American Dad (Repeat))
+6.25% - The Good Wife
-9.09% - The Amazing Race
-16.67% - 60 Minutes
-26.67% - Believe (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-27.27% - American Dream Builders (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-28.57% - Crisis (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/31/13):

CBS (10.671 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the top draw on Easter Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (17.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1), "60 Minutes" (12.459 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "The Amazing Race 22" (9.428 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "The Good Wife" (8.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and a repeat of "The Mentalist" (6.796 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12).

NBC (4.594 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of Monday's "The Voice" (4.263 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and Tuesday's "The Voice" (5.282 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) plus a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.567 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

Next up was FOX (2.544 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (1.590 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16), "The Cleveland Show" (2.064 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15), "The Simpsons" (3.064 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), another "Bob's Burgers" (2.553 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), "Family Guy" (3.010 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and "American Dad" (2.981 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

And finally, encores of "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown/Charlie Brown All Stars!" (2.530 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16) and "Once Upon a Time" (2.503 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16) led into new episodes of "Revenge" (5.422 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "Red Widow" (4.118 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) on ABC (3.643 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - 60 Minutes -4.35% - The Amazing Race 22 -6.67% - The Celebrity Apprentice -11.11% - The Good Wife -16.67% - Red Widow -16.67% - Revenge

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+130.77% - 60 Minutes -22.22% - The Celebrity Apprentice -29.03% - The Amazing Race 22 (vs. The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards) -42.31% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives) -47.37% - Red Widow (vs. GCB) -48.39% - The Good Wife (vs. The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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