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[05/31/16 - 07:23 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Coverage Sparks FOX 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/29/16):

FOX (5.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime coverage of the "NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600" (5.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

NBC (2.915 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "Dateline NBC: On Assignment" (3.208 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), the season finale of "The Carmichael Show" (2.262 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), a repeat "The Carmichael Show" (1.799 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and the two-hour "American Ninja Warrior: All Stars" (3.212 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Sharing the silver was ABC (2.534 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.503 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and the feature "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2.212 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

And finally, CBS (4.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Undercover Boss" (4.078 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Madam Secretary" (3.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Elementary" (2.640 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - The Carmichael Show
-33.33% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - American Ninja Warrior: All Stars (vs. AD: The Bible Continues/American Odyssey)
-60.00% - The Carmichael Show (vs. Dateline NBC)
-60.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment (vs. Dateline NBC)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/31/15):

NBC (5.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday thanks to a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (6.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) followed by new episodes of "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.814 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "American Odyssey" (3.031 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

ABC (3.587 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Dancing with the Stars" (4.144 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "The Middle" (3.269 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "The Goldbergs" (2.793 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Modern Family" (2.814 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Black-ish" (2.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (5.368 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with its own repeat combination of "60 Minutes" (7.918 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Madam Secretary" (5.372 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), "The Good Wife" (3.808 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.374 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14).

And finally, FOX (1.642 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) closed out the evening with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.152 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.301 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14), "The Simpsons" (2.125 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.513 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Family Guy" (2.125 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and the primetime debut of "Golan the Insatiable" (1.636 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - AD: The Bible Continues
+25.00% - American Odyssey
0.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Dateline NBC (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-37.50% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)
-53.85% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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