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[03/22/21 - 10:09 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Puts CBS on Top
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 (3/21/21):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

CBS (5.024 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) received another boost on Sunday from its "NCAA Overrun" (9.959 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) followed by a new "60 Minutes" (6.979 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and repeats of "The Equalizer" (3.638 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.153 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.691 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (4.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and originals from "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.969 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4), "American Idol" (5.517 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (2.895 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was NBC (1.686 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with an encore of "The Voice" (1.789 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) alongside fresh installments of "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.646 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Good Girls" (1.521 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.064 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up its lineup of "Cherries Wild" (1.371 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16), "Bless the Harts" (0.844 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16), "The Simpsons" (1.223 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "The Great North" (0.949 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.001 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and a repeat "Family Guy" (0.993 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, originals from "Batwoman" (0.548 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and "Charmed" (0.346 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) on The CW (0.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Charmed
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers
-25.00% - The Great North
-33.33% - 60 Minutes
-33.33% - Bless the Harts
-50.00% - Cherries Wild

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist)
-25.00% - The Great North (vs. Duncanville)
-33.33% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers
-33.33% - 60 Minutes
-40.00% - Good Girls
-42.86% - American Idol
-45.45% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-50.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (vs. The Rookie)
-50.00% - Batwoman
-50.00% - Charmed (vs. Supergirl)
-50.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-60.00% - Cherries Wild (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/22/20):

ABC (6.823 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) paved the way to another demo victory on Sunday with its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.741 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "American Idol" (7.681 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

CBS (7.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) took home the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), a special repeat "NCIS" (6.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.356 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.521 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7).

Next up was NBC (3.148 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its revised lineup of "Little Big Shots" (5.161 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Wall" (3.583 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.965 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "Good Girls" (1.883 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.328 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.466 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.067 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.659 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Duncanville" (1.068 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.359 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) plus a second run "Family Guy" (1.352 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.724 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.797 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.651 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Little Big Shots
+33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/8/20)
+25.00% - Good Girls
+20.00% - 60 Minutes
+16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
+10.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+7.69% - American Idol
0.00% - The Rookie
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
+57.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
+16.67% - American Idol
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
-16.67% - Good Girls
-25.00% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-42.86% - 60 Minutes
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-55.56% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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