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Monday, March 6, 2017

RATINGS RECAP: 3/5/17

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Time After Time
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3
9:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
7:00 Little Big Shots (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Little Big Shots
Viewers: 11.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
9:00 Chicago Justice
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Shades of Blue
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
7:00 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
7:30 Bob's Burgers
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
8:30 Making History
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 2.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

There were premieres all over the place on a busy Sunday night. The best night was had by NBC yet again. At 8pm, Little Big Shots returned to a very solid 11.7 million viewers and 2.0 demo. This show shocked everyone with a 2.9 demo premiere last year but it didn't seem to have a ton of buzz for its return so the fact that it still managed a 2.0, above what it was getting towards the end of the season, is impressive. It led into the timeslot premiere of Chicago Justice, which had an OK 1.4 demo. It had a very solid lead-in so I think it could have come closer to its Wednesday 1.7 demo premiere number than it did. I would qualify this as a so-so performance. At 10pm was the season premiere of Shades of Blue. Not seen in nearly a year, it returned to levels similar to what it was getting last year, which is probably acceptable for this situation and timeslot even though it should be a bit more compatible with Chicago Justice than it was.

FOX had a premiere of its own but first Bob's Burgers was back to 7:30pm and was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo from its last airing at 9:30pm. At 8pm, The Simpsons was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. The series premiere of Making History followed. It was down from its lead-in but was up from recent Son of Zorn episodes in the same slot. Considering how low FOX Sunday shows are in the spring, this wasn't a terrible performance. I don't think it's ultimately going to turn into a long term show for them because it was still a 0.9 demo premiere, but it's not at DOA levels and that's something to be said especially because we'll be talking about the ABC premiere momentarily. At 9pm, Family Guy was up two tenths in viewers and the demo while The Last Man on Earth returned after being off since December and was even in viewers and up a tenth in the demo.

On ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos topped the night for the network as it was down a tenth in viewers and up a tenth in the demo. Once Upon a Time returned for the first time since December 4 and was down three tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Is this the beginning of the final run for the long running drama? At 9pm, new drama Time After Time premiered to DOA ratings, the worst for a big four show this year at a 0.7 demo. I doubt they will but ABC should at least air American Crime at 9pm and bench this to 10pm because the best it can hope for is airing out its episodes. Finally, CBS was the only network without a premiere of some sort. 60 Minutes was on par with its last episode that didn't air against the Oscars. NCIS: Los Angeles was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from its last episode, which aired at 9pm. Madam Secretary was down 1.3 million viewers and a tenth in the demo from its last new airing back in January. Elementary closed out the night down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Little Big Shots (NBC)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: Time After Time (ABC)

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