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[05/23/16 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Billboard Music Awards" Vault ABC to Victory
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 (5/22/16):

ABC (8.010 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with the season finale of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.433 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "The 2016 Billboard Music Awards " (8.869 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1).

FOX (2.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with the departing "Bordertown" (1.217 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.475 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), the season finale of "The Simpsons" (2.545 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), a new "Bob's Burgers" (2.176 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and the respective season finales of "Family Guy" (2.635 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.111 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was CBS (5.912 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.069 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "60 Minutes" (6.886 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Undercover Boss" (4.843 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and another "Undercover Boss" (3.852 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, NBC (3.609 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with "Dateline NBC: On Assignment" (3.750 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), a repeat "Little Big Shots" (4.473 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "The Carmichael Show" (2.741 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T15), the finale of "Crowded" (2.143 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17) and "Dateline NBC" (3.771 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 5/8/16)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Bordertown
-7.69% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Undercover Boss
-14.29% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
-16.67% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - 60 Minutes - 7:00
-20.00% - 60 Minutes - 8:00
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-37.50% - The Carmichael Show
-42.86% - Crowded

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+100.00% - Undercover Boss - 9:00 (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
+75.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Odyssey)
+16.67% - Undercover Boss - 10:00 (vs. Battle Creek)
+14.29% - 60 Minutes - 7:00 (vs. 60 Minutes (Repeat))
+14.29% - 60 Minutes - 8:00 (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-14.29% - Family Guy (vs. NASCAR Coca-Cola 600)
-14.29% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
-21.62% - The 2016 Billboard Music Awards (vs. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards on 5/17/15)
-28.57% - Bob's Burgers - 8:30 (vs. NASCAR Coca-Cola 600)
-28.57% - The Simpsons (vs. NASCAR Coca-Cola 600)
-28.57% - The Carmichael Show (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-35.71% - Bob's Burgers (vs. NASCAR Coca-Cola 600)
-42.86% - Crowded (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-64.29% - Bordertown (vs. NASCAR Coca-Cola 600)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/24/15):

FOX (6.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to its primetime coverage of the "NASCAR Coca-Cola 600" (6.089 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

CBS (4.425 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with repeats of "60 Minutes" (6.096 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Undercover Boss" (3.379 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "Madam Secretary" (3.644 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) plus the finale of "Battle Creek" (4.582 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.907 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a repeat "Dateline NBC" (4.370 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) alongside new episodes of "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.304 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "American Odyssey" (2.583 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, ABC (2.618 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with second runs of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.434 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "500 Questions" (2.399 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.816 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), another "Fresh Off the Boat" (1.732 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Castle" (2.867 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Battle Creek
0.00% - American Odyssey
-12.50% - AD: The Bible Continues

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-42.86% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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