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Sunday Overnights: ‘The Oscars’ on ABC on the Minor Upside Following Last Year’s Historical Low

New Alphabet Net Dramedy 'Whiskey Cavalier' Gets Some Sampling at Midnight

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Note: The following markets were excluded from the overnight averages: Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Buffalo.

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 17.6/30, CBS: 3.1/ 5, NBC: 1.5/ 3, Fox: 0.9/ 1, CW: 0.3/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Oscars Night Evening (March 4, 2018):
ABC: + 8, CBS: no change, NBC: -17, Fox: -18

Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about the “91st Academy Awards” on ABC, with the live telecast averaging an estimated 20.1 rating/33 share in the household overnights from 8-11:22 p.m. ET. The adult 18-49 tally was a 10.8 rating/37 share. Comparably, this household rating for “The Oscars” was seven percent above the 18.8/30 on the year-ago evening (translating into 26.5 million viewers, which was a viewership low). As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

For a complete listing of the Oscar winners, click here

Following the late local news was the preview of new ABC dramedy “Whiskey Cavalier,” starring Scott Foley, at an estimated 3.4 household rating and a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 from 11:58 p.m. – 12:58 a.m. ET on the East Coast (and beginning at 10 p.m. in other time zones). “Whiskey Cavalier” debuts in its regularly scheduled Wednesday 10 p.m. time period on March 6.

The remainder of the evening was all repeats. What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Sunday, February 24:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “Live From the Red Carpet”: 7.8/15 (#1)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.9/10 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “Live From the Red Carpet”: 10.6/19 (#1)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 6.0/10 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The 91st Academy Awards”: 19.3/32 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The Simpsons”: 0.9/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The 91st Academy Awards”: 19.9/32 (#1)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Ellen’s Game of Games” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers”: 0.9/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The 91st Academy Awards”: 20.3/33 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#3)
Fox – “Family Guy”: 0.9/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Charmed” (R): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The 91st Academy Awards”: 20.6/33 (#1)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#3)
Fox – “Family Guy”: 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Charmed” (R): 0.3/ 0 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The 91st Academy Awards”: 21.0/35 (#1)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The 91st Academy Awards”: 21.1/36 (#1)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)

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