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Special ‘The Last 100 Days of Diana’ Lifts ABC

Sluggish Season - or Series - Ending Overnights for Fox Sitcom 'Last Man on Earth'

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017

What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for Sunday, April 30:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.3/ 9, ABC: 3.6/ 6, NBC; 3.5/ 6, Fox: 1.2/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

ABC: +44, NBC: + 9, Fox: no change, CBS: -13

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this first Sunday in May in the metered market overnights, besting No. 2 ABC by 47 percent in households. But ABC was most improved thanks to 9-11 p.m. special, “The Last 100 Days of Diana,” which scored a very respectable 4.9 rating/8 share in households. Comparably, that built from week-ago time period occupants “The Match Game” (2.3/ 4) and “American Crime” (1.4/ 3) by an average of 165 percent. And it increased from lead-in “Once Upon a Time” (#3: 2.0/ 3 at 8 p.m.) by a hefty 145 percent.

CBS had a typical Sunday, meanwhile, with its line-up of granddaddy “60 Minutes” (#1 for the night: 7.2/13), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 6.1/10), “Madam Secretary” (#1: 5.2/ 8) and “Elementary” (#3: 2.8/ 5), which is still awaiting word on its fate.

In season (or series) finale news, two episodes of Fox comedy “Last Man on Earth” barely registered with an average 1.1/ 2 from 9-10 p.m. But that was still better than waiting-to-be canceled lead-in “Making History,” which was off the charts at a 0.9/ 1 at 8:30 p.m. (#4).

Earlier in the evening on Fox were two episodes (repeat and original) of animated Bob’s Burgers,” which averaged a 1.1/ 2 in the household overnights from 7-8 p.m. And that led into a 1.5/ 3 (#4) for “The Simpsons” in the 8 p.m. half-hour.

NBC was also typical overnight levels with its combination of a repeat of “Little Big Shots” (#3: 2.4/ 4 at 7 p.m.), an original installment of “Little Big Shots” (#2: 5.0/ 8 at 8 p.m.), “Chicago Justice” (#3: 3.5/ 5 at 9 p.m.) and “Shades of Blue” (#2: 2.9/ 5 at 10 p.m.). And veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” scored a second-place 3.0/ 5 on ABC at 7 p.m.

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, May 7:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 6.8/13 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 7.5/13 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Once Upon a Time”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 6.1/10 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots”: 4.7/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “The Simpsons”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Once Upon a Time”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 6.1/10 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Making History”: 0.9/ 1 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Last 100 Days of Diana”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 5.3/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Justice”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “Last Man on Earth”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Last 100 Days of Diana”: 4.7/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 5.0/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Justice”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Last Man on Earth”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Last 100 Days of Diana”: 5.1/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.0/ 5 (#2t)
NBC – “Shades of Blue”: 3.0/ 5 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Last 100 Days of Diana”: 5.1/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Elementary”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Shades of Blue”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “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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