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[03/16/17 - 07:45 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown, CBS Top Viewers
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/12/17):

NBC (6.465 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) held onto the demo crown on Sunday with an encore of "Little Big Shots" (4.798 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) followed by new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (9.974 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "Chicago Justice" (6.300 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "Shades of Blue" (4.791 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

CBS (7.883 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the most-watched network with new episodes of "60 Minutes" (9.611 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.224 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Madam Secretary" (8.097 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "Elementary" (4.601 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Next up was FOX (2.187 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its lineup of a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (2.412 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) alongside originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.846 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "The Simpsons" (2.571 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Making History" (1.777 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Family Guy" (2.524 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.995 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, ABC (3.313 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.331 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Once Upon a Time" (3.027 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "Time After Time" (2.226 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16) plus the premiere of "American Crime" (2.667 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Elementary
-8.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-8.33% - Family Guy
-14.29% - Time After Time
-15.00% - Little Big Shots
-20.00% - Shades of Blue
-20.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-21.43% - Chicago Justice
-22.22% - Making History

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
+14.29% - Madam Secretary (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-8.33% - 60 Minutes
-9.09% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-11.11% - Shades of Blue (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-12.50% - Making History (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
-15.38% - The Simpsons
-15.38% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show)
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers
-21.43% - Family Guy
-25.00% - Time After Time (vs. The Family)
-27.27% - The Last Man on Earth
-30.77% - Once Upon a Time
-39.29% - Little Big Shots
-40.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-54.55% - American Crime (vs. Quantico)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/13/16):

NBC (7.840 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) kicked off its new Sunday lineup on top with an encore of "Little Big Shots" (7.564 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), the formal premieres of "Little Big Shots" (14.801 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "The Carmichael Show" (6.671 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), a second "The Carmichael Show" (4.603 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and the relocated "Hollywood Game Night" (3.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

ABC (4.404 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the number two draw with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.748 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Once Upon a Time" (4.331 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "The Family" (3.598 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16) and "Quantico" (3.940 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and its original lineup of "Bordertown" (2.155 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16), "Bob's Burgers" (2.304 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "The Simpsons" (3.030 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (1.973 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16), "Family Guy" (3.045 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.619 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

And finally, CBS (6.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with its "NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show" (6.614 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), a new "60 Minutes" (7.975 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), an expanded repeat of "Scorpion" (4.903 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #19) and the season finale of "CSI: Cyber" (6.366 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - The Carmichael Show (vs. 3/9/16)
+25.00% - CSI: Cyber
+14.29% - Bordertown (vs. 2/21/16)
+7.69% - Family Guy
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - The Family
0.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
-3.45% - Little Big Shots
-7.69% - 60 Minutes
-9.09% - Bob's Burgers
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 2/21/16)
-18.18% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. 2/23/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+66.67% - The Carmichael Show - 9:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. Battle Creek)
+22.22% - The Carmichael Show - 9:30 (vs. Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
0.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Dateline NBC)
-13.33% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - 60 Minutes
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Family Guy
-26.67% - The Last Man on Earth
-27.78% - Once Upon a Time
-38.46% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)
-42.86% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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