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Updated Sunday Scorecard: CBS Closes Week on a Winning Note

SUNDAY FAST AFFILIATE RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Sunday, March 19, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Due to NCAA Baskeball, all individual program results for CBS are approximate.

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 8.91 million, NBC: 5.97, ABC: 2.80, Fox: 2.08

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 1.4 rating/ share, NBC: 1.0/ 3, Fox: 0.8/ 3, ABC: 0.6/ 2

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7:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.69 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 13.18 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/14 (#1)

NBC – Little Big Shots (R)
Viewers: 4.47 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

Fox – Bob’s Burgers (R)
Viewers: 2.32 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

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7:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.97 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.27 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Little Big Shots (R)
Viewers: 5.03 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Bob’s Burgers (R)
Viewers: 1.95 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 2.84 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CBS – 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.88 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Little Big Shots
Viewers: 8.67 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

Fox – The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.34 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 2.60 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.98 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Little Big Shots
Viewers: 9.98 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

Fox – Making History
Viewers: 1.57 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Time After Time
Viewers: 1.86 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 1 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.01 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Chicago Justice
Viewers: 5.94 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1t)

Fox – Family Guy
Viewers: 2.36 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1t)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Time After Time
Viewers: 1.71 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

CBS – Madam Secretary
Viewers: 7.87 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Chicago Justice
Viewers: 5.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#1)

Fox – The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 1.94 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – American Crime
Viewers: 1.83 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 6.59 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.15 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – American Crime
Viewers: 1.94 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Elementary
Viewers: 4.55 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Shades of Blue
Viewers: 4.09 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  • FROM NBC
    “LITTLE BIG SHOTS” WINS AT 8 P.M. AMONG THE BIG 4 IN 18-49, “CHICAGO JUSTICE” TIES AT 9 AND “SHADES OF BLUE” WINS AT 10

    Sunday Primetime Results:

    “Little Big Shots” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Is close to rounding up to a 1.6 (currently reporting a 1.54 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).
    · Ranks #1 in the timeslot among those nets in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-female demos.
    · Builds on its lead-in by +150% in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.6) and more than +4.5 million persons or +96% in total viewers (9.3 million vs. 4.8 million).
    · Grows in every key measure from its first half-hour to its second, increasing by +21% in adults 18-49 (1.4.to 1.7) and +1.3 million persons or +15% in total viewers (8.7 million to 10.0 million).
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD — last week’s “LBS” increased by +16% in 18-49 (1.67 to 1.93) and +1.0 million viewers overall (10.1 million to 11.1 million) going from L+SD to L+3 ratings.

    “Chicago Justice” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET):
    · Ties for #1 in the time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49,
    · Ranks #1 outright in the slot among those nets in all key adult-female demos
    · Will grow substantially with time-shifted and VOD viewership – last week’s “Justice” grew by +38% in 18-49 (1.15 to 1.59) and +1.9 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 8.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    “Shades of Blue” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the time period by a +33% margin among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. a 0.6 for CBS’ “Elementary”).
    · Also ranks #1 among those nets in adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demos.
    · Retains 89% of last week’s 18-49 rating (0.8 vs. 0.9) and 100% in adults 18-34.
    · Will grow dramatically via time-shifting and VOD – last week, “Shades of Blue” increased by +55% in 18-49 (0.85 to 1.32) and +2.0 million viewers overall (4.8 million to 6.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

  • FROM CBS
    CBS Sunday Live + Same Day Highlights

    CBS SWEEPS SUNDAY IN VIEWERS
    A18-49 AND A25-54

    “NCIS: Los Angeles” is the Night’s Top Scripted Broadcast

    · Note: The start of CBS primetime was delayed 35 minutes in Eastern and Central time zones due to coverage of NCAA Basketball. Ratings are tentative and subject to change,

    · From 7:30-8:30 PM, 60 MINUTES was first in viewers (10.58m), A18-49 (1.7) and A25-54 (2.4).

    · From 8::30-9:30 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (8.99m) and averaged 1.2 in A18-49 (up +9% from 1.1) and 1.7 in A25-54. NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the night’s top scripted broadcast in viewers and demos.

    · From 9:30-10:30 PM, MADAM SECRETARY was first in viewers (7.22m) and averaged 0.8 in A18-49 (nc) and 1.2 in A25-54.

    · From 10:30-11:30 PM, ELEMENTARY averaged 4.37m, 0.6 in A18-49 (nc) and 0.9 in A25-54 (nc).

    · For the night, CBS was first in viewers (8.92m), A18-49 (1.4) and A25-54 (2.0).

  • JimU

    I can’t see Time After Time, Making History or American Crime getting renewed. I could see American Crime getting picked up at Netflix since it’s critically acclaimed.

    • Garebelman

      ABC needs to go back to the drawing board entirely for their Sunday. Once Upon a Time needs a final season announced like yesterday

      • renamoretti1

        More like three years ago!! 😉

        • Garebelman

          It had an over 2 demo about 3 years ago. The last couple of seasons have spiraled.

          • renamoretti1

            But even if demos mattered, which they don’t, a 2% slice of the supposed target audience isn’t good.

            OUAT was just about solid the first season, slid the second and then should have gone after that.

            Of course we are in an era where flops get renewed up to 13 seasons… :((

          • Garebelman

            Demos don’t matter? You won’t even hear Marc on here say that. I have never heard anybody say this. Where did you come up with this?

          • renamoretti1

            From comparing overall ad revenue with ratings (those rare times when real figures were still available).

            There was an almost 1-to-1 correlation between overall audience and revenue and no correlation between demos and revenue.

            At the time, I surmised the slight de-correlation between overall audience and ad revenue (it was about a 0.9 correlation, with 1 being perfect and 0 being completely de-correlated) was caused by “event” programming (like American Idol WAY back when and of course the Super Bowl etc getting a higher CPM.

            There was nothing that could explain the lack of correlation between the demo and actual sales other than that people were not paying for demo numbers.

            It’s all in the aggregate of course as every individual advertiser wants certain audiences more than others, but unlike what the spin-meisters tell us repeatedly (a common spin technique consists in repeating the spin often enough that people get used to it and internalize it, which is what happened, especially when you can prevent the real info from being mentioned) it all equalizes on the wash.

            As I am fond of saying, the makers of the Hurry-Cane (big advertisers for a time) didn’t really care if anyone under 45 watched their ad…

            A side note on false information: Publications like Ad Week and Broadcast and Cable soon started publishing “research” about individual shows that came right out of the networks’ PR Departments where each show supposedly obtained downright absurd rates for their 30-second ads.

            Sadly, many people believed and still believe the false info because they think that numbers can’t be made up…

            OK, they know numbers can be made up, but there is a reflex, perhaps borne out of our schooling that makes most people accept numbers as fact regardless. It’s something the studios use to great effect when they publish their supposed-budgets and imaginary box-office take.

    • renamoretti1

      American Crime should have been a goner after episode 1… so I can definitely see it renewed. ABC didn’t renew it because anyone watched it.

      The “critical acclaim” once again shows how disconnected with quality most reviewers are.

  • Garebelman

    ABC needs to go back to the drawing board on Sunday. Every hour is a huge ouch! Announce Once Upon a Time has a final season already.

    Chicago Justice will be paired with one of the other Chicago shows during the week so this Sunday night thing is temporary. I do feel they need to stop making Chicago spinoffs after this. THIS is enough.

    • renamoretti1

      By the way, just for the bragging rights, we did call it right here last year. There was ZERO chance that lineup would do anything but fail majestically.

  • Garebelman

    America’s funniest home videos has more VIEWERS than any of the other ABC shows on Sunday.