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[03/06/17 - 09:09 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Little Big Shots" Returns on Top for NBC
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/5/17):

NBC (7.559 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its new lineup of "Little Big Shots" (11.658 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "Chicago Justice" (7.280 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Shades of Blue" (5.229 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7). Leading off the night was a repeat "Little Big Shots" (6.070 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

CBS (7.895 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mainstays "60 Minutes" (10.643 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.321 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Madam Secretary" (7.363 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13) and "Elementary" (4.252 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

Next up was FOX (2.132 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with a repeat "Bob's Burgers" (1.582 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.5, #18) followed by new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" (1.790 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.615 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), the premiere of "Making History" (2.190 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Family Guy" (2.451 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "The Last Man on Earth" (2.163 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.243 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), the return of "Once Upon a Time" (3.024 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), the debut of "Time After Time" (2.557 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #15) and a second "Time After Time" (2.504 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16) rounded out the night on ABC (3.332 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Family Guy (vs. 2/19/17)
+11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 2/19/17)
+10.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 2/19/17)
+9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/19/17)
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 2/19/17)
0.00% - The Last Man on Earth (vs. 12/11/16)
0.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. 12/4/16)
-11.11% - Madam Secretary (vs. 1/29/17)
-11.11% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 2/19/17)
-14.29% - Elementary (vs. 2/19/17)
-17.65% - Chicago Justice (vs. 3/1/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - Little Big Shots (vs. The Voice (Repeat))
+42.86% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Once Upon a Time (Repeat))
+12.50% - Making History (vs. Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Madam Secretary)
0.00% - Chicago Justice (vs. Dateline NBC)
-7.69% - Family Guy
-9.09% - The Last Man on Earth
-11.11% - Madam Secretary (vs. The Good Wife)
-12.50% - Time After Time - 9:00 (vs. The Family)
-15.38% - 60 Minutes
-15.38% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - Elementary (vs. CSI: Cyber)
-27.27% - Bob's Burgers
-28.57% - Shades of Blue (vs. Dateline NBC)
-30.77% - Once Upon a Time
-45.45% - Time After Time - 10:00 (vs. Quantico)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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