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Bee Gees Special Ignites CBS

ABC Continues to Deteriorate on Sunday

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017

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What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for Sunday, April 16:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 5.5/10, NBC: 2.8/ 5, ABC: 1.7/ 3, Fox: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

CBS: – 8, ABC and NBC: -32 each, Fox: -33

Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Sunday overnight victory for CBS, which got a boost care of two-hour special “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees” at a solid 6.7 rating/12 share from 8-10 p.m. That topped the evening and it led into a 2.9/ 5 for on-the-fence crime solver “Elementary” at 10 p.m., which slipped by 60 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion (7.3/12) of the Bee Gees special. At this point, it is time to let five-year old “Elementary” go.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was older-skewing granddaddy “60 Minutes” at a dominant 5.9/12 at 7 p.m.

On NBC, “Little Big Shots” was a repeat (hence the net’s below average overnight rating), with a distant second-place 3.0/ 5 from 8-9 p.m. That led into freshman “Chicago Justice” at a 3.1/ 5 (#2) at 9 p.m., which held the lead-in, followed by already renewed “Shades of Blue,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, at a 2.8/ 5 (#2) at 10 p.m.

NBC opened the night with a 7 p.m. repeat edition of “Little Big Shots” at a 2.2/ 5 at 7 p.m.

Elsewhere, ABC’s troubles continue on Sunday. A one-hour special at 7 p.m., “Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives,” scored a 2.0/ 4 at 7 p.m. (#3), which was 26 percent below the 2.7/ 5 for regularly scheduled “America’s Funniest Home Videos” one week earlier. Next was fading “Once Upon a Time” at a mere 1.7/ 3 from 8-9 p.m., followed by recent returnee “The Match Game” (#3: 1.7/ 3 at 9 p.m.) and deteriorating “American Crime” (#3: 1.3/ 2 at 10 p.m.), which has never been anything more than a critical favorite.

Fox was in all repeats care of 7 p.m. special “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade” (0.8/ 2), “Bob’s Burgers” (0.6/ 1), “The Simpsons” (1.0/ 2), “Making History” (0.6/ 1), “Family Guy” (0.9/ 2) and “The Last Man on Earth” (0.7/ 1).

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, April 16:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 5.6/12 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (R): 2.1/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade” (R): 0.8/ 2 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “Inside Disneynature: Wild Lives”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 6.2/12 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (R): 2.3/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers
” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Once Upon a Time”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Stayin; Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees”: 6.1/11 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (R): 3.0/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Once Upon a Time”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Stayin; Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees”: 6.3/11 (#1)
NBC – “Little Big Shots” (R): 3.1/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Making History” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees”: 7.1/12 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Justice”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Match Game”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees”: 7.3/12 (#1)
NBC – “Chicago Justice”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “The Last Man on Earth” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Crime”: 1.3/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.1/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Shades of Blue”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Crime”: 1.3/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Elementary”: 2.7/ 5 (#1t)
NBC – “Shades of Blue”: 2.7/ 5 (#1t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. “Elementary” at 10 p.m., which slipped by 60 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion (7.3/12) of the Bee Gees special. At this point, it is time to let five-year old “Elementary” go.

    Elementary was a repeat episode, so I’m surprised it did as well as it did on Easter Sunday.

    • Very true.

      Then again, I thought it was time to let it go after the first three episodes. It’s been dragging down CBS since it premiered and its continued existence exemplifies why CBS is now sliding down as badly as the rest of TV.