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[03/07/16 - 08:42 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Top Tight Demo Race
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/6/16):

NBC (5.164 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and FOX (3.128 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) shared the demo crown on Saturday as the former offered up an encore of "The Voice" (4.414 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and a new two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.915 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

FOX then got a spark from "NASCAR Overrun/Bordertown" (5.637 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) followed by new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.615 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "The Simpsons" (3.165 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (1.917 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "Family Guy" (2.711 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and the return of "The Last Man on Earth" (2.722 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was CBS (8.589 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (11.346 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "Madam Secretary" (10.114 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "The Good Wife" (7.226 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "CSI: Cyber" (5.671 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13).

And finally, a repeat of "Once Upon a Time" (2.735 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16) led into the return of "Once Upon a Time" (4.001 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), the Sunday premiere of "The Family" (3.122 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and the spring bow of "Quantico" (3.730 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) on ABC (3.397 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - NASCAR Overrun/Bordertown (vs. 2/21/16)
+18.18% - 60 Minutes (vs. 2/21/16)
+16.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. 2/21/16)
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. 2/21/16)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 2/21/16)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 2/21/16)
0.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. 2/21/16)
-7.14% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 12/6/15)
-7.14% - The Simpsons (vs. 2/21/16)
-10.00% - The Good Wife (vs. 2/21/16)
-11.11% - CSI: Cyber (vs. 2/21/16)
-15.38% - Quantico (vs. 12/13/15)
-15.38% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 12/13/15)
-46.67% - The Family (vs. 3/3/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Dateline NBC
+66.67% - NASCAR Overrun/Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
+30.00% - 60 Minutes
+10.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
+9.09% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. Battle Creek)
-10.00% - The Good Wife
-18.75% - The Simpsons
-35.00% - Family Guy
-38.10% - Once Upon a Time
-38.89% - The Last Man on Earth
-42.86% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-42.86% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/8/15):

ABC (5.981 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) claimed top demo honors on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.575 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Once Upon a Time" (6.634 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Secrets & Lies" (5.877 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Revenge" (4.839 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

FOX (3.319 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) however shared the gold with its lineup of a repeat "The Simpsons" (2.418 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) alongside new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (2.468 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "The Simpsons" (3.727 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (3.066 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Family Guy" (3.950 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "The Last Man on Earth" (4.285 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3).

Next up was CBS (9.289 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (10.296 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Madam Secretary" (10.806 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "The Good Wife" (9.059 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Battle Creek" (6.996 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, a repeat "The Voice" (3.448 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (3.649 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) closed out the evening on NBC (3.549 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Family Guy (vs. 2/15/15)
+11.11% - Revenge (vs. 1/25/15)
+7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-4.55% - Once Upon a Time
-6.67% - Secrets & Lies
-9.09% - The Good Wife
-11.11% - The Simpsons
-15.38% - Madam Secretary
-20.00% - Battle Creek
-21.43% - Bob's Burgers
-21.74% - The Last Man on Earth
-22.22% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-37.50% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Simpsons
-4.76% - Family Guy (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-8.33% - Bob's Burgers (vs. The Simpsons)
-8.70% - Once Upon a Time
-14.29% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-23.08% - The Good Wife
-27.27% - Dateline NBC (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
-33.33% - 60 Minutes
-36.36% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Family Guy)
-38.89% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-47.37% - Revenge
-50.00% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-61.11% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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