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Sunday Overnights: NCAA Basketball Overrun Ignites Dominant CBS

ABC's 'American Idol' Continues to Squash Competing 'World of Dance' on NBC

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Household Ratings/Share
CBS: 6.5/12, ABC: 4.4/ 8, NBC: 1.9/ 3, Fox: 1.2/ 7, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: +35, ABC: +26, Fox: + 9, NBC: -60

Ratings Breakdown:
It was no contest, once again, with a three-hour edition of ABC’s “American Idol” (4.7 rating/8 share from 8-11 p.m. ET) holding a significant overnight advantage over NBC’s competing “World of Dance” (2.3/ 4 from 8-10 p.m.). While this pales in comparison to the singing competition in its heyday on Fox, it is still an option on ABC and it increased from lead-in “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#2: 3.4/ 6 at 7 p.m.) by 38 percent.

Minus the lead-in support, NBC’s sophomore “Good Girls” finished a distant third in the 10 p.m. hour with a 1.7/ 3 in the overnight households. Chances of a third season are highly unlikely, no doubt.

Fox and The CW, meanwhile, were at typical Sunday overnight levels. And led by a 17-minute primetime overrun for the ongoing NCAA Tournament, CBS was above average with the program breakdown by half-hour as follows.

What follows are the metered market (overnight) household results for Sunday, March 31:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
CBS – NCAA Basketball/”60 Minutes”: 12.2/22 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#3)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 0.8/ 2 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 8.7/15 (#1)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 0.8/ 2 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 4.6/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes”/”God Friended Me”: 7.1/12/12 (#1)
NBC – “World of Dance”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The Simpsons”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 4.8/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “God Friended Me”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “World of Dance”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “God Friended Me”/”NCIS: Los Angeles”: 5.7/10 (#1)
NBC – “World of Dance”: 2.5/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Family Guy”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Charmed”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 4.8/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”: 5.1/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “World of Dance”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Charmed”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 4.4/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles”//”Madam Secretary”: 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC: “Good Girls”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 4.4/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Madam Secretary”: 3.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Good Girls”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)

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