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Sunday, May 8, 2016

THE RUNDOWN: Sunday, May 8

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday night has the series finale of The Good Wife, which ends its run after seven seasons and 156 episodes. The drama was never a huge hit in the ratings but it was the biggest critical darling among network shows over the last several years and always did well with upscale viewers. The ratings will be replaceable but it'll be hard for CBS to find another show with this prestige. Also on the night, Madam Secretary and Elementary have their season finales. I think all the shows could be up and The Good Wife should get at least a small bounce for the finale. Elsewhere, NBC is premiering a limited Dateline series at 7pm while everything else is new and airing as usual. Other than CBS, holds or small drops seem most likely.

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 Once Upon a Time #109 "Last Rites"
9:00 The Family #11 "Election Day"
10:00 Quantico #21 "Right"
Prediction: Videos - 4.6 million, 1.2/Once - 3.9 million, 1.2/Family - 2.7 million, 0.7/Quantico - 3.3 million, 1.0

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes

8:00 Madam Secretary #45 "Vartius" (Season Finale)
9:00 The Good Wife #156 "End" (SERIES FINALE)
10:00 Elementary #96 "A Difference in Kind" (Season Finale)
Prediction: 60 Mins - 10.5 million, 1.1/Madam - 10.0 million, 1.0/Wife - 11.3 million, 1.4/Elementary - 6.1 million, 0.9

NBC
7:00 Dateline: On Assignment (SERIES PREMIERE)
8:00 Little Big Shots
9:00 The Carmichael Show #16 "Man's World"
9:30 Crowded #11 "Daughter"
10:00 Dateline NBC
Prediction: Assignment - 3.8 million, 0.7/Shots - 9.6 million, 1.6/Carmichael - 3.9 million, 0.9/Crowded - 2.8 million, 0.6/Dateline - 4.8 million, 0.9

FOX
7:00 Bordertown #11 "La Fiesta Noche Show"
7:30 The Simpsons (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #594 "To Courier with Love"
8:30 Bob's Burgers #104 "Bye Bye Boo Boo"

9:00 Family Guy #267 "The New Adventures of Old Tom"
9:30 The Last Man on Earth #30 "Smart and Stupid"
Prediction: Bordertown - 1.2 million, 0.4/Simpsons - 3.1 million, 1.2/Burgers - 2.4 million, 1.1/Family - 2.8 million, 1.2/Earth - 2.2 million, 0.9

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