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[04/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Stayin' Alive" Special Puts CBS in Front
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 (4/16/17):

CBS (8.256 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) rose to the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees" (10.261 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "Elementary" (4.477 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

NBC (4.453 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then had to settle for second place with repeats of "Little Big Shots" (3.711 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Little Big Shots" (5.188 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) plus originals from "Chicago Justice" (4.877 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Shades of Blue" (4.037 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its quartet of "Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives" (3.193 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Once Upon a Time" (2.508 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Match Game" (2.431 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "American Crime" (1.824 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade" (1.122 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), "Bob's Burgers" (0.864 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16), "The Simpsons" (1.464 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Making History" (0.955 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Family Guy" (1.401 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.045 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the night on FOX (1.142 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago Justice
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - American Crime
-14.29% - Match Game
-25.00% - Elementary (vs. 3/26/17)
-40.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees (vs. Madam Secretary/The Good Wife)
-10.00% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - Elementary
-18.18% - Chicago Justice (vs. Crowded/Crowded)
-25.00% - Match Game (vs. The Family)
-33.33% - Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-36.36% - Once Upon a Time
-41.67% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
-60.00% - 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 (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)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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