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[05/16/16 - 10:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
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 (5/15/16):

ABC (3.789 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) staked claim to the Sunday crown with its mix of a new "Once Upon a Time" (4.312 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) followed by the season finales of "Once Upon a Time" (3.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "The Family" (3.288 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "Quantico" (3.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

CBS (7.749 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its combination of "60 Minutes" (10.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "60 Minutes - Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life" (9.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), the return of "Undercover Boss" (5.790 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and a repeat "NCIS" (4.999 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #18).

Next up was FOX (2.146 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its lineup of "Bordertown" (1.329 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.5, #19), a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.584 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), originals from "The Simpsons" (2.766 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.273 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.682 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) plus the season finale of "The Last Man on Earth" (2.245 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, NBC (4.416 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with "Dateline NBC: On Assignment" (4.170 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15), a repeat "Little Big Shots" (5.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and new episodes of "The Carmichael Show" (4.061 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "Crowded" (3.042 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T15) and "Dateline NBC" (4.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
+25.00% - Bordertown
+14.29% - The Family
+11.11% - Quantico
+9.09% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth
0.00% - The Carmichael Show
0.00% - Crowded
-8.33% - Once Upon a Time
-10.00% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. 2/5/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Odyssey)
+50.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. Battle Creek)
+11.11% - 60 Minutes - Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life (vs. I Love Lucy Superstar Special)
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Carmichael Show (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-7.14% - Once Upon a Time - 7:00 (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos)
-9.09% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-12.50% - Crowded (vs. AD: The Bible Continues)
-16.67% - Bordertown (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-18.18% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-30.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
-70.27% - Once Upon a Time - 8:00 (vs. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards)
-72.97% - Quantico (vs. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards)
-78.38% - The Family (vs. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/17/15):

ABC (9.939 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with the season finale of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.395 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "The 2015 Billboard Music Awards" (11.120 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1).

FOX (2.300 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of a repeat "The Simpsons" (1.540 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), a new "Bob's Burgers" (1.933 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and the season finales of "The Simpsons" (2.793 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.295 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Family Guy" (2.820 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.420 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was CBS (6.376 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (8.699 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "I Love Lucy Superstar Special" (6.408 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Battle Creek" (5.104 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and a second "Battle Creek" (5.292 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "Dateline NBC" (5.740 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.846 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "American Odyssey" (2.665 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) closed out the evening on NBC (4.748 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Simpsons
-8.33% - Bob's Burgers - 9:30
-8.33% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-9.09% - 60 Minutes
-10.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30 (vs. 5/3/15)
-11.11% - AD: The Bible Continues
-18.75% - Family Guy (vs. 5/3/15)
-20.00% - American Odyssey
-25.00% - Battle Creek

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Coldplay: Ghost Stories/American Dream Builders)
+18.18% - Family Guy (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
+5.71% - The 2015 Billboard Music Awards
0.00% - Bob's Burgers - 9:30 (vs. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey)
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. The Women of SNL (Repeat))
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-23.08% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - Bob's Burgers - 7:30 (vs. American Dad)
-25.00% - The Simpsons
-45.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. Family Guy)
-47.06% - I Love Lucy Superstar Special (vs. The Amazing Race)
-50.00% - American Odyssey (vs. The Women of SNL (Repeat))
-50.00% - Battle Creek - 9:00 (vs. The Good Wife)
-60.00% - Battle Creek - 10:00 (vs. The Mentalist)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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