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[03/21/16 - 09:00 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/20/16):

CBS (8.965 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) was the most-watched network on a competitive Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (11.803 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "60 Minutes" (10.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Madam Secretary" (9.176 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "The Good Wife" (7.823 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and the relocated "Elementary" (5.587 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

NBC (6.895 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) then was the number two draw with its lineup of a repeat "Little Big Shots" (7.084 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) followed by new episodes of "Little Big Shots" (13.175 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "The Carmichael Show" (5.426 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Crowded" (3.846 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Hollywood Game Night" (2.687 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16).

Next up was FOX (5.354 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) with a second run "The Simpsons" (3.161 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) alongside its specials "Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade" (2.544 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "The Passion" (6.605 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

And finally, ABC (3.759 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.385 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Once Upon a Time" (3.540 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "The Family" (2.628 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) and "Quantico" (3.482 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+41.67% - 60 Minutes
+11.11% - The Good Wife (vs. 3/6/16)
0.00% - Madam Secretary (vs. 3/6/16)
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-6.67% - The Carmichael Show
-7.14% - Little Big Shots
-9.09% - Quantico
-12.50% - The Family
-15.38% - Once Upon a Time
-22.22% - Hollywood Game Night
-27.27% - Elementary (vs. 3/10/16)
-37.50% - Crowded (vs. 3/15/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+271.43% - Little Big Shots (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Carmichael Show (vs. Dateline NBC)
+6.67% - The Passion (vs. Various)
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Elementary (vs. Battle Creek)
-7.69% - Madam Secretary
-9.09% - Quantico (vs. Revenge)
-10.53% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - Crowded (vs. Dateline NBC)
-20.00% - Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-21.43% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-38.89% - Once Upon a Time
-41.67% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Dateline NBC)
-53.33% - The Family (vs. Secrets & Lies)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/22/15):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

CBS (9.991 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "NCAA Overrun" (13.339 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1), "60 Minutes" (11.661 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2), "Madam Secretary" (10.347 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "The Good Wife" (8.210 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13) and "Battle Creek" (6.152 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16).

ABC (5.513 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.438 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Once Upon a Time" (5.687 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Secrets & Lies" (5.485 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Revenge" (4.441 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.348 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and its lineup of a "The Simpsons" (3.073 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) repeat, a new "Bob's Burgers" (2.173 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T13), repeats of "Family Guy" (2.768 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and another "Family Guy" (3.409 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) plus a new "The Last Man on Earth" (4.530 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) and a second "The Last Man on Earth" (4.138 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

And finally, a repeat of "The Voice" (3.505 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17) and a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.322 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) on NBC (4.414 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+35.71% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - Dateline NBC
+15.38% - Secrets & Lies
+8.33% - Madam Secretary
+7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+6.67% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - Revenge
0.00% - The Good Wife
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - Battle Creek
-17.39% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. 3/1/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:00 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
+7.69% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-4.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Believe/Crisis)
-5.88% - The Last Man on Earth - 9:30 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
-10.00% - Once Upon a Time
-23.08% - Bob's Burgers (vs. American Dad)
-26.92% - 60 Minutes
-27.78% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Amazing Race)
-31.25% - Revenge
-33.33% - Battle Creek (vs. The Mentalist)
-33.33% - The Good Wife
-40.00% - Secrets & Lies (vs. Resurrection)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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