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[03/14/16 - 09:00 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC's New Lineup Opens on Top in Viewers, 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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/13/16):

NBC (7.840 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) kicked off its new Sunday lineup on top with an encore of "Little Big Shots" (7.564 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), the formal premieres of "Little Big Shots" (14.801 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "The Carmichael Show" (6.671 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), a second "The Carmichael Show" (4.603 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and the relocated "Hollywood Game Night" (3.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15).

ABC (4.404 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the number two draw with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.748 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Once Upon a Time" (4.331 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "The Family" (3.598 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16) and "Quantico" (3.940 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Sharing the silver was FOX (2.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and its original lineup of "Bordertown" (2.155 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16), "Bob's Burgers" (2.304 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), "The Simpsons" (3.030 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (1.973 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T16), "Family Guy" (3.045 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.619 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

And finally, CBS (6.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with its "NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show" (6.614 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), a new "60 Minutes" (7.975 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), an expanded repeat of "Scorpion" (4.903 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #19) and the season finale of "CSI: Cyber" (6.366 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - The Carmichael Show (vs. 3/9/16)
+25.00% - CSI: Cyber
+14.29% - Bordertown (vs. 2/21/16)
+7.69% - Family Guy
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Quantico
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - The Family
0.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life
-3.45% - Little Big Shots
-7.69% - 60 Minutes
-9.09% - Bob's Burgers
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 2/21/16)
-18.18% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. 2/23/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+66.67% - The Carmichael Show - 9:00 (vs. Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - CSI: Cyber (vs. Battle Creek)
+22.22% - The Carmichael Show - 9:30 (vs. Dateline NBC)
0.00% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
0.00% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Dateline NBC)
-13.33% - The Simpsons
-14.29% - 60 Minutes
-15.38% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-17.65% - Family Guy
-26.67% - The Last Man on Earth
-27.78% - Once Upon a Time
-38.46% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)
-42.86% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)


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

ABC (5.499 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.996 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Once Upon a Time" (5.834 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Secrets & Lies" (5.337 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "Revenge" (4.829 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

FOX (3.095 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with a repeat of "The Simpsons" (2.474 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) followed by originals from "Bob's Burgers" (2.274 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11), "The Simpsons" (3.609 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.988 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Family Guy" (3.538 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "The Last Man on Earth" (3.688 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Next up was CBS (9.479 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (11.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Madam Secretary" (11.184 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "The Good Wife" (8.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T11) and "Battle Creek" (6.736 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

And finally, a repeat of "The Voice" (3.345 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #16) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.018 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) on NBC (4.182 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - 60 Minutes
+12.50% - Dateline NBC
+10.00% - Revenge
+9.09% - Madam Secretary
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Battle Creek
-6.25% - The Simpsons
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-7.14% - Secrets & Lies
-9.09% - Bob's Burgers
-14.29% - Once Upon a Time
-15.00% - Family Guy
-16.67% - The Last Man on Earth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-10.53% - Family Guy (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-17.65% - 60 Minutes
-21.05% - The Simpsons
-21.05% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-21.74% - Once Upon a Time
-23.08% - The Good Wife
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-33.33% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-35.29% - Revenge
-38.46% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-39.13% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Family Guy)
-40.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Believe/Crisis)
-56.67% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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