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[04/18/16 - 09:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Little Big Shots" Reclaim Demo Crown
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/17/16):

NBC (6.645 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (5.126 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15) and originals from "Little Big Shots" (10.627 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Crowded" (5.526 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), another "Crowded" (4.253 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Dateline NBC" (5.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

ABC (3.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the number two draw with a second run "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.519 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) followed by new episodes of "Once Upon a Time" (3.700 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "The Family" (3.016 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T15) and "Quantico" (3.617 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was CBS (8.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (10.182 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Madam Secretary" (9.602 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "The Good Wife" (8.535 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and "Elementary" (5.580 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17).

And finally, FOX (1.983 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "Bordertown" (1.176 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) and "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (1.046 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) plus a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.999 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.187 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Family Guy" (2.972 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.517 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 3/13/16)
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Crowded
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - The Good Wife (vs. 3/27/16)
0.00% - The Family
-9.09% - Bob's Burgers
-10.00% - Little Big Shots
-12.50% - Elementary
-18.18% - Madam Secretary
-20.00% - Bordertown
-20.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
-37.50% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. AD: The Bible Continues (Repeat))
+100.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Odyssey)
+11.11% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat))
+9.09% - Crowded - 9:00 (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
0.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-9.09% - Crowded - 9:30 (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-16.67% - 60 Minutes
-17.65% - Family Guy
-21.43% - The Last Man on Earth
-31.25% - Once Upon a Time
-42.86% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)
-42.86% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-50.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-75.68% - The Good Wife (vs. The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-75.68% - Madam Secretary (vs. The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)
-81.08% - Elementary (vs. The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/19/15):

CBS (14.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with a new "60 Minutes" (9.901 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" (16.174 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1).

ABC (5.114 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.379 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), "Once Upon a Time" (5.118 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Secrets & Lies" (5.047 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "Revenge" (3.913 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was FOX (2.622 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.892 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.900 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) plus a new "The Simpsons" (3.226 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4), a repeat "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.005 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11) and originals from "Family Guy" (3.333 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.373 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

And finally, a new "Dateline NBC" (4.375 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), an encore "AD: The Bible Continues" (3.995 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) and new episodes from "AD: The Bible Continues" (6.283 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "American Odyssey" (3.288 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T15) on NBC (4.485 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+13.33% - Family Guy
+11.11% - Revenge
+7.69% - Secrets & Lies
+7.69% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.67% - The Simpsons (vs. 3/15/15)
-29.41% - 60 Minutes
-50.00% - American Odyssey
-52.17% - AD: The Bible Continues

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown / Charlie Brown All Stars)
+55.56% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+40.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. In My Dreams)
+33.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Dream Builders)
+21.43% - Family Guy (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
+12.12% - The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (vs. The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on 4/6/14)
+9.09% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Revenge (vs. In My Dreams)
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-5.88% - Once Upon a Time
-8.33% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-33.33% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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