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[05/15/17 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Little Big Shots" Top Demos
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/14/17):

NBC (5.295 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) took home the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of a "Little Big Shots" (3.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) repeat, a new "Little Big Shots" (7.201 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), the season finale of "Chicago Justice" (5.630 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and an original "Shades of Blue" (4.729 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

CBS (7.849 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with "60 Minutes" (9.710 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), the season finale "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.361 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) as well as fresh installments of "Madam Secretary" (7.808 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Elementary" (4.517 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

Next up was ABC (2.823 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its recap special "Once Upon a Time: The Final Battle Begins" (2.850 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) followed by a new "Once Upon a Time" (2.960 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), the season finale of "Once Upon a Time" (2.908 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and a new "Match Game" (2.574 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.895 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "The Simpsons" (1.137 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) led into "Miss USA 2017" (2.927 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) on FOX (2.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Shades of Blue
+12.50% - Once Upon a Time
+11.11% - 60 Minutes
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+10.00% - Chicago Justice
+8.33% - Little Big Shots
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Elementary
-25.00% - Match Game (vs. 4/30/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - Chicago Justice (vs. The Carmichael Show/Crowded)
+44.44% - Little Big Shots (vs. Little Big Shots (Repeat))
+12.50% - Once Upon a Time - 9:00 (vs. The Family)
+10.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 60 Minutes)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Elementary (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-18.18% - Once Upon a Time - 8:00
-22.22% - Madam Secretary (vs. Undercover Boss)
-27.27% - Miss USA 2017 (vs. Various)
-38.46% - Once Upon a Time: The Final Battle Begins (vs. Once Upon a Time)
-40.00% - Match Game (vs. Quantico)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/15/16):

ABC (3.789 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) staked claim to the Sunday crown with its mix of a new "Once Upon a Time" (4.312 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) followed by the season finales of "Once Upon a Time" (3.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "The Family" (3.288 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "Quantico" (3.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

CBS (7.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its combination of "60 Minutes" (10.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "60 Minutes - Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life" (9.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), the return of "Undercover Boss" (5.790 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and a repeat "NCIS" (4.999 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18).

Next up was FOX (2.146 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its lineup of "Bordertown" (1.329 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.584 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), originals from "The Simpsons" (2.766 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.273 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.682 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) plus the season finale of "The Last Man on Earth" (2.245 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, NBC (4.416 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with "Dateline NBC: On Assignment" (4.170 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), a repeat "Little Big Shots" (5.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and new episodes of "The Carmichael Show" (4.061 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "Crowded" (3.042 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and "Dateline NBC" (4.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
+25.00% - Bordertown
+14.29% - The Family
+11.11% - Quantico
+9.09% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
0.00% - Crowded
-8.33% - Once Upon a Time
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. 2/5/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Odyssey)
+50.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. Battle Creek)
+11.11% - 60 Minutes - Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life (vs. I Love Lucy Superstar Special)
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Carmichael Show (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-7.14% - Once Upon a Time - 7:00 (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-9.09% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-12.50% - Crowded (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-16.67% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-30.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
-70.27% - Once Upon a Time - 8:00 (vs. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards)
-72.97% - Quantico (vs. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards)
-78.38% - The Family (vs. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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