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[03/29/21 - 10:04 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NCAA Overrun
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 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/28/21):

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

CBS (6.722 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (8.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "60 Minutes" (8.311 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "The Equalizer" (6.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.199 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.742 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7).

A close second went to ABC (5.284 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.411 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "American Idol" (5.985 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "The Rookie" (3.757 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was NBC (1.412 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its lineup of a repeat "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.678 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) alongside originals from "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.595 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.107 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "Good Girls" (1.267 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.869 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up its combination of the season finale of "Cherries Wild" (0.559 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18), new episodes of "Bless the Harts" (0.514 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "The Simpsons" (1.144 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), a repeat "The Great North" (0.785 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), plus fresh installments of "Bob's Burgers" (1.018 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.193 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, new episodes from "Batwoman" (0.440 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and "Charmed" (0.339 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) rounded out the night on The CW (0.390 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/28/21)
+12.50% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - The Equalizer (vs. 2/28/21)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. 2/28/21)
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. 2/28/21)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 3/14/21)
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Bless the Harts
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Charmed
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. 2/9/21)
-50.00% - Cherries Wild

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Equalizer (vs. God Friended Me)
0.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. Outmatched (Repeat))
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. Batwoman (Repeat))
0.00% - Charmed (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-10.00% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-20.00% - The Rookie (vs. The Rookie (Repeat))
-20.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-28.57% - NCIS: New Orleans
-38.46% - American Idol
-40.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
-40.00% - Good Girls
-45.45% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-66.67% - Cherries Wild (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeat))
-69.23% - Family Guy (vs. FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America)
-69.23% - Bob's Burgers (vs. FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/29/20):

ABC (5.968 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.539 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "American Idol" (7.267 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and a repeat "The Rookie" (2.802 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

CBS (7.494 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) was the most-watched network overall with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (10.219 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "God Friended Me" (6.373 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.839 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (6.544 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.400 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with repeats of "Last Man Standing" (1.264 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15), "Outmatched" (0.841 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16), "The Simpsons" (1.430 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.718 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus the special "FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America" (4.572 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.472 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up originals from "Little Big Shots" (2.970 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "The Wall" (3.070 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.913 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Good Girls" (1.936 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Batwoman" (0.481 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Supergirl" (0.350 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) on The CW (0.416 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - God Friended Me (vs. 3/15/20)
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
-7.14% - American Idol
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - The Wall
-50.00% - Little Big Shots

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America (vs. Family Guy/Family Guy (Repeat))
+40.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Madam Secretary)
+33.33% - Little Big Shots (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
+22.22% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+8.33% - American Idol
0.00% - Good Girls
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-28.57% - The Wall (vs. World of Dance)
-37.50% - 60 Minutes
-42.86% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-45.45% - God Friended Me

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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