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[03/25/19 - 08:07 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Bumps CBS to Top Honors
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/24/19):

CBS (9.263 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) claimed top honors on Sunday thanks to a half hour of "NCAA Overrun" (16.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) followed by new episodes of "60 Minutes" (11.210 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "God Friended Me" (7.786 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.032 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Madam Secretary" (5.867 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

ABC (5.680 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then had to settle for second with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.882 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) alongside originals from "American Idol" (6.989 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Shark Tank" (3.859 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.112 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.274 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15), originals from "The Simpsons" (1.963 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Bob's Burgers" (2.017 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) and "Family Guy" (2.038 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5) plus a repeat "Family Guy" (1.609 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.791 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.223 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) alongside new episodes of "World of Dance" (3.279 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "Good Girls" (2.385 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.870 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.141 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) and "Charmed" (0.599 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #19).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+90.91% - 60 Minutes
+40.00% - Madam Secretary
+25.00% - God Friended Me
+20.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 3/10/19)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - Charmed
-7.69% - American Idol
-11.11% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-11.11% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
0.00% - World of Dance (vs. Little Big Shots/Genius Junior)
0.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Deception)
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-27.27% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-29.41% - American Idol
-33.33% - God Friended Me (vs. Instinct)
-47.50% - 60 Minutes


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/25/18):

CBS (14.110 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) surged in front on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (25.563 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.9, #1), "60 Minutes" (21.257 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #2), "Instinct" (10.572 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.558 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Madam Secretary" (6.541 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

ABC (6.014 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.298 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "American Idol" (7.376 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and "Deception" (4.010 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11).

Next up was FOX (1.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.114 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T17) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (1.709 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "The Simpsons" (2.140 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.851 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Family Guy" (1.895 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.602 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, NBC (3.848 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night with a repeat "Little Big Shots" (2.664 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T17) alongside new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (5.890 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Genius Junior" (4.229 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Timeless" (2.610 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - 60 Minutes
+50.00% - Instinct
+25.00% - The Simpsons
+22.22% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+16.67% - Madam Secretary
+14.29% - Bob's Burgers
+12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
-5.56% - American Idol
-10.00% - Family Guy
-11.11% - Deception
-14.29% - Timeless
-18.18% - Little Big Shots
-30.00% - Genius Junior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Deception (vs. American Crime)
+161.54% - American Idol (vs. Once Upon a Time/Time After Time)
+48.15% - 60 Minutes
+28.57% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Making History)
+11.11% - The Simpsons (vs. Bob's Burgers)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-6.25% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-12.50% - Madam Secretary (vs. Elementary)
-18.18% - Family Guy
-22.22% - The Last Man on Earth
-25.00% - Timeless (vs. Shades of Blue)
-30.00% - Genius Junior (vs. Chicago Justice)
-47.06% - Little Big Shots

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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