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Sunday Final Ratings: ’60 Minutes’ on CBS Draws its Best Total Viewership in Ten Years

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Sunday, March 25:

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  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.246 million viewers
    – 2.9/5 HH
    – 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.4/5 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

    American Idol (ABC, 8:00 PM, 121 min.)
    – 7.511 million viewers
    – 4.4/8 HH
    – 1.7/6 A18-49 (1.9/7 F18-49, 1.4/6 M18-49)
    – 1.0/5 A18-34 (1.2/6 F18-34, 0.9/5 M18-34)
    – 2.2/7 A25-54 (2.6/7 F25-54, 1.9/6 M25-54)

    Deception (ABC, 10:01 PM, 59 min.)
    – 3.861 million viewers
    – 2.4/5 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Region Final: Kansas vs. Duke (S) (CBS, 4:58 PM, 158 min.)
    – 15.444 million viewers
    – 9.2/19 HH
    – 4.2/20 A18-49 (2.8/13 F18-49, 5.5/26 M18-49)
    – 3.2/21 A18-34 (2.2/13 F18-34, 4.2/29 M18-34)
    – 5.0/19 A25-54 (3.5/13 F25-54, 6.5/25 M25-54)

    60 Minutes (CBS, 7:36 PM, 60 min.)
    – 22.105 million viewers
    CBS research reported this is the newsmagazine’s best delivery in viewers since November 16, 2008 (the post-election interview with Barack and Michelle Obama).
    – 13.3/24 HH
    – 4.0/16 A18-49 (3.5/13 F18-49, 4.5/18 M18-49)
    – 2.8/15 A18-34 (2.3/12 F18-34, 3.2/19 M18-34)
    – 5.3/17 A25-54 (4.8/15 F25-54, 5.9/19 M25-54)

    Instinct (CBS, 8:36 PM, 60 min.)
    – 10.159 million viewers
    – 6.3/11 HH
    – 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.2/4 F18-49, 1.4/5 M18-49)
    – 0.8/4 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 1.0/5 M18-34)
    – 1.9/6 A25-54 (1.8/5 F25-54, 2.0/6 M25-54)

    NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 9:36 PM, 60 min.)
    – 8.580 million viewers
    – 5.3/10 HH
    – 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.1/4 F18-49, 1.1/4 M18-49)
    – 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
    – 1.7/5 A25-54 (1.6/5 F25-54, 1.7/6 M25-54)

    Madam Secretary (CBS, 10:36 PM, 60 min.)
    – 6.135 million viewers
    – 3.9/9 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.1/4 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    Little Big Shots (R) (NBC, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.696 million viewers
    – 1.7/3 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

    Little Big Shots (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.968 million viewers
    – 3.5/6 HH
    – 0.9/3 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.3/4 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

    Genius Junior (NBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 4.238 million viewers
    – 2.5/4 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    Timeless (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.562 million viewers
    – 1.5/3 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

    Bob’s Burgers (R) (Fox, 7:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.112 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

    Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.738 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.9/4 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
    – 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
    – 1.0/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 1.0/3 M25-54)

    The Simpsons (Fox, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 2.147 million viewers
    – 1.3/2 HH
    – 0.9/4 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 1.1/4 M18-49)
    – 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.8/5 M18-34)
    – 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.832 million viewers
    – 1.1/2 HH
    – 0.9/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
    – 0.7/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.8/4 M18-34)
    – 1.0/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 1.1/3 M25-54)

    Family Guy (Fox, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.908 million viewers
    – 1.2/2 HH
    – 0.9/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 1.1/4 M18-49)
    – 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.8/4 M18-34)
    – 1.0/3 A25-54 (0.8/2 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

    The Last Man on Earth (Fox, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.613 million viewers
    – 1.0/2 HH
    – 0.7/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    Aquí y Ahora (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.293 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.3/1 A18-49

    Pequeños Gigantes (Univision, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 2.194 million viewers
    – 1.1/2 HH
    – 0.7/2 A18-49

    Crónicas: Historias que Hacen Historia (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.736 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.6/2 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (R) (UniMás, 6:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.278 million viewers
    – 0.1/0 HH
    – 0.1/0 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (R) (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.281 million viewers
    – 0.2/0 HH
    – 0.1/0 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (R) (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.351 million viewers
    – 0.2/0 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    La Biblia (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.602 million viewers
    – 0.3/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49
    – 0.1/1 A18-34

    MasterChef Latino (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 1.111 million viewers
    – 0.6/1 HH
    – 0.4/1 A18-49
    – 0.3/1 A18-34

    Don Francisco Te Invita (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.130 million viewers
    – 0.6/1 HH
    – 0.4/1 A18-49
    – 0.3/1 A18-34

    What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Sunday, March 25 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    The Walking Dead (AMC, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 6.774 million viewers (#1)
    – 3.79 HH (#1)
    – 2.95 A18-49 (#1)
    – 1.83 A18-34 (#1)

    The Terror (AMC, 10:03 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.336 million viewers (#2)
    – 1.93 HH (#2)
    – 1.34 A18-49 (#2)
    – 0.80 A18-34 (#3)

    North Woods Law: New Hampshire (APL, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.843 million viewers (#53)
    – 0.51 HH (#56)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#87)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#97)

    Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAVO, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.967 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.34 HH (#5)
    – 0.78 A18-49 (#3)
    – 0.50 A18-34 (#9)

    To Rome for Love (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.855 million viewers (#50)
    – 0.62 HH (#39)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#46)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#67)

    CNN Newsroom (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.981 million viewers (#37)
    – 0.69 HH (#32)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#65)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#73)

    American Dynasty: Kennedys (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.546 million viewers (#14)
    – 1.02 HH (#12)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#52)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#67)

    Pope: Most Powerful Man in History (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.004 million viewers (#36)
    – 0.71 HH (#30)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#95)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#100)

    Naked and Afraid (DISC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 1.401 million viewers (#18)
    – 0.85 HH (#21)
    – 0.42 A18-49 (#14)
    – 0.32 A18-34 (#17)

    Zootopia (DSNY, 8:00 PM, 110 min.)
    – 2.741 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.40 HH (#4)
    – 0.78 A18-49 (#3)
    – 0.77 A18-34 (#4)

    Star Wars Forces of Destiny (DSNY, 9:50 PM, 25 min.)
    – 1.249 million viewers (#25)
    – 0.68 HH (#34)
    – 0.34 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.38 A18-34 (#13)

    The Arrangement (E!, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.441 million viewers (#88)
    – 0.31 HH (#87)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#71)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#53)

    The Royals (E!, 10:01 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.418 million viewers (#91)
    – 0.30 HH (#88)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#81)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#58)

    Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Elite Eight: UCLA vs. Mississippi State (ESPN, 7:30 PM, 136 min.)
    – 1.040 million viewers (#33)
    – 0.63 HH (#37)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#40)
    – 0.22 A18-34 (#36)

    SportsCenter Prime (ESPN, 9:46 PM, 74 min.)
    – 0.803 million viewers (#57)
    – 0.52 HH (#51)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#46)
    – 0.23 A18-34 (#32)

    Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.838 million viewers (#55)
    – 0.52 HH (#51)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#28)

    FX Movie Prime Sicario (FX, 7:30 PM, 150 min.)
    – 0.903 million viewers (#45)
    – 0.55 HH (#46)
    – 0.35 A18-49 (#21)
    – 0.29 A18-34 (#22)

    Trust (FX, 10:00 PM, 86 min.)
    – 0.796 million viewers (#60)
    – 0.52 HH (#51)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#71)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#53)

    When Calls the Heart (HALL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.146 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.45 HH (#3)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#75)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#81)

    Atomic Blonde (HBO, 7:00 PM, 115 min.)
    – 0.664 million viewers (#77)
    – 0.43 HH (#73)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#65)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#88)

    Silicon Valley (HBO, 10:02 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.698 million viewers (#75)
    – 0.40 HH (#77)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#31)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#53)

    Barry (HBO, 10:32 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.564 million viewers (#84)
    – 0.35 HH (#85)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#62)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#81)

    How Close Can I Beach (HGTV, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.210 million viewers (#26)
    – 0.77 HH (#26)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#50)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#67)

    How Close Can I Beach (HGTV, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.308 million viewers (#23)
    – 0.83 HH (#24)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#73)

    Caribbean Life (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.462 million viewers (#17)
    – 0.91 HH (#17)
    – 0.35 A18-49 (#21)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#48)

    Caribbean Life (HGTV, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.567 million viewers (#12)
    – 0.98 HH (#13)
    – 0.37 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.21 A18-34 (#41)

    Island Life (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.651 million viewers (#8)
    – 1.07 HH (#8)
    – 0.33 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#58)

    Island Life (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.640 million viewers (#9)
    – 1.09 HH (#7)
    – 0.36 A18-49 (#18)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#58)

    Time Machine (HIST, 9:00 PM, 123 min.)
    – 0.742 million viewers (#70)
    – 0.50 HH (#60)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#65)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#73)

    Who is Donnie Rudd (ID, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 1.040 million viewers (#33)
    – 0.71 HH (#30)
    – 0.23 A18-49 (#58)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#81)

    On The Case with Paula Zahn (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.348 million viewers (#21)
    – 0.94 HH (#15)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#73)

    Movie-Acquired Premiere My Husband’s Secret (2018) (LIF, 8:00 PM, 122 min.)
    – 0.875 million viewers (#47)
    – 0.61 HH (#40)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#65)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#73)

    Wicked Tuna (NGC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.912 million viewers (#44)
    – 0.57 HH (#42)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#71)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#61)

    Bar Rescue (PAR, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.610 million viewers (#82)
    – 0.36 HH (#83)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#40)
    – 0.19 A18-34 (#45)

    Homeland S7 (SHO, 9:06 PM, 50 min.)
    – 1.275 million viewers (#24)
    – 0.79 HH (#25)
    – 0.32 A18-49 (#28)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#88)

    Billions S3 (SHO, 10:00 PM, 57 min.)
    – 0.928 million viewers (#41)
    – 0.57 HH (#42)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#50)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#73)

    Sister Wives Tell All (TLC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.367 million viewers (#20)
    – 0.94 HH (#15)
    – 0.34 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#53)

    Sister Wives (TLC, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 1.188 million viewers (#28)
    – 0.84 HH (#22)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#67)

    Three Wives, One Husband (TLC, 10:03 PM, 63 min.)
    – 0.774 million viewers (#65)
    – 0.53 HH (#50)
    – 0.23 A18-49 (#58)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#81)

    Alvin & the Chipmunks: Road Chip (TOON, 6:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 1.020 million viewers (#35)
    – 0.57 HH (#42)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#40)
    – 0.33 A18-34 (#16)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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      • Apple & Onion (Cartoon Network, 3/25/18 3:30-4:00 p.m.)
        – 529,000 viewers
        – 0.16 adults 18-49 rating

        Shrek (Cartoon Network, 3/25/18 4:00-6:00 p.m.)
        – 723,000 viewers
        – 0.22 adults 18-49 rating

      • NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Region Final: Villanova vs. Texas Tech (CBS, 3/25/18 2:11 p.m.)
        – 8.762 million viewers
        – 5.44 HH rating
        – 2.29 adults 18-49 rating (2.955 million adults 18-49)

    1. Ever gonna do a spreadsheet of TV Ratings for every NCAA tournament game again? Think in some years some games [mainly the championship games on CBS] had higher ratings than individual games of the NBA Finals if I’m not mistaken.

      Michigan/Villanova championship game got 13.3 million viewers
      4.09 A18-49
      3.42 A18-34

      http://programminginsider.com/monday-final-ratings-villanovas-dominant-victory-on-turner-sports-sinks-mens-ncaa-basketball-championship-to-its-least-viewed-to-date/