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[04/11/16 - 09:24 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets a Boost from the PGA
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 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/10/16):

CBS (9.315 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) rose to the top spot on Sunday with a half hour of "PGA Overrun" (13.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.745 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Madam Secretary" (9.411 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Elementary" (6.259 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) and another "Elementary" (5.782 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16).

NBC (6.927 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second place with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (5.801 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16) encore and originals from "Little Big Shots" (12.064 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "The Carmichael Show" (5.743 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Crowded" (4.327 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and "Dateline NBC" (4.810 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.783 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14), "Once Upon a Time" (3.702 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "The Family" (3.185 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16) and "Quantico" (3.545 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Bordertown" (1.213 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T19), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (1.113 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T19), "The Simpsons" (2.499 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Bob's Burgers" (2.327 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), a repeat "Family Guy" (2.500 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and a new "The Last Man on Earth" (2.694 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) closed out the night on FOX (2.058 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - 60 Minutes
+37.50% - Dateline NBC
+25.00% - Crowded
+25.00% - Bordertown
+25.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
+22.22% - The Last Man on Earth
+20.00% - The Carmichael Show
+14.29% - The Family
+11.11% - Little Big Shots
+10.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 3/27/16)
+10.00% - The Simpsons
+10.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - Elementary (vs. 3/27/16)
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+122.22% - Little Big Shots (vs. AD: The Bible Continues (Repeat))
+37.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Odyssey)
+22.22% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+14.29% - Elementary - 10:30 (vs. Battle Creek)
+11.11% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-5.88% - 60 Minutes
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.00% - Elementary - 9:30 (vs. The Good Wife)
-15.38% - The Last Man on Earth
-16.67% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-21.43% - Madam Secretary
-26.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-28.57% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-29.41% - The Carmichael Show (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-31.25% - Once Upon a Time
-38.46% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)
-41.18% - Crowded (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/12/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to a Masters Golf Over-run, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (10.215 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) claimed the top spot on Sunday with its "PGA Overrun" (13.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (12.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Madam Secretary" (10.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "The Good Wife" (7.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Battle Creek" (6.153 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16).

ABC (4.761 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.422 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Once Upon a Time" (5.021 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Secrets & Lies" (4.735 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Revenge" (3.868 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Next up was NBC (4.990 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (3.482 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T18), an encore of "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.682 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and new episodes of "AD: The Bible Continues" (7.625 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "American Odyssey" (4.171 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.540 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T18), "Bob's Burgers" (1.513 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) and another "The Simpsons" (2.172 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) led into new episodes of "Family Guy" (3.080 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "The Last Man on Earth" (3.220 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and another "The Last Man on Earth" (3.371 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) on FOX (2.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - 60 Minutes
+27.27% - Madam Secretary
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30 (vs. 3/29/15)
0.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. 3/29/15)
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Battle Creek
-5.88% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 3/29/15)
-7.14% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. 3/29/15)
-9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 3/29/15)
-10.00% - Revenge (vs. 3/29/15)
-11.76% - Family Guy (vs. 3/15/15)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-26.09% - AD: The Bible Continues
-33.33% - American Odyssey

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+70.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
+8.33% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-5.56% - 60 Minutes
-15.79% - Once Upon a Time
-16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-27.27% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)
-28.57% - Family Guy
-30.77% - Revenge
-33.33% - The Good Wife
-35.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)
-53.33% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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