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[03/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Top Spots in Viewers, Demos
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/29/15):

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

CBS (10.677 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (15.301 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1), "60 Minutes" (13.599 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Madam Secretary" (10.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "The Good Wife" (7.955 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Battle Creek" (5.726 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15).

NBC (4.610 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "The Voice" (2.777 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) followed by the "iHeart Radio Music Awards" (5.221 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

Next up was ABC (5.094 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.597 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) followed by new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" (5.390 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "Secrets & Lies" (5.111 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Revenge" (4.281 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.585 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16), "Bob's Burgers" (1.957 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14), another "The Simpsons" (2.665 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Family Guy" (2.872 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) plus a new "The Last Man on Earth" (3.522 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and a second "The Last Man on Earth" (3.347 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) on FOX (2.658 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - The Good Wife
-5.56% - Once Upon a Time
-9.09% - Revenge
-12.50% - Battle Cree
k -13.33% - Secrets & Lies
-25.00% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30
-26.32% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.26% - iHeart Radio Music Awards (vs. Various)
-6.67% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-16.00% - 60 Minutes
-19.05% - Once Upon a Time
-20.00% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-28.57% - Revenge
-35.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-41.18% - The Good Wife
-43.48% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)
-53.33% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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