Tuesday, March 20, 2018

UPDATED Sunday Ratings - 'American Idol,' 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' Drop; 'Instinct' Opens to 9 Million Viewers

On March 18, 2018, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.30 rating - followed by CBS (1.29), NBC (0.90) and FOX (0.77).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 9.010 million viewers - followed by ABC (6.231), NBC (5.348) and FOX (1.836).




UPDATE - America's Funniest Home Videos, NCIS: Los Angeles and Bob's Burgers were adjusted up. Deception and 60 Minutes were adjusted down.

ABC (1.30 Rating, 6.231 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (0.9, -0.2)
        AMERICAN IDOL (1.8, -0.5)
        DECEPTION (0.8, -0.4)

CBS (1.29 Rating, 9.010 Million Viewers)
        2018 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (2.9)
        60 MINUTES (1.4, +0.5)
        INSTINCT (1.0) SERIES PREMIERE
        NCIS: LOS ANGELES (0.9, +0.0)
        MADAM SECRETARY (0.6, +0.0)

NBC (0.90 Rating, 5.348 Million Viewers)
        LITTLE BIG SHOTS (0.8) SEASON PREMIERE
        LITTLE BIG SHOTS (1.1)
        GENIUS JUNIOR (1.0) SERIES PREMIERE
        TIMELESS (0.7, -0.1)

FOX (0.77 Rating, 1.836 Million Viewers)
        BOB'S BURGERS (0.5) REPEAT
        BOB'S BURGERS (0.8, +0.0)
        THE SIMPSONS (0.8, -2.5)
        BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.9, +0.2)
        FAMILY GUY (1.0, -0.8)
        THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (0.7, -0.5)


                                           The Final Ratings for Sunday, March 18 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
CBS
2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament
2.9
12.184

ABC
America’s Funniest Home Videos
0.9
5.279

NBC
Little Big Shots
0.8
6.000

FOX
Bob’s Burgers - R
0.5
1.423
7:30 PM
CBS
60 Minutes
1.4
10.078

FOX
Bob’s Burgers
0.8
1.721
8:00 PM
ABC
American Idol (8-10)
1.8
7.808

NBC
Little Big Shots
1.1
7.542

FOX
The Simpsons
0.8
2.100
8:30 PM
CBS
Instinct
1.0
9.049

FOX
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.9
1.917
9:00 PM
NBC
Genius Junior
1.0
5.029

FOX
Family Guy
1.0
2.237
9:30 PM
CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles
0.9
8.024

FOX
The Last Man on Earth
0.7
1.601
10:00 PM
ABC
Deception
0.8
3.969

NBC
Timeless
0.7
2.847
10:30 PM
CBS
Madam Secretary
0.6
5.715

Average Rating: 1.03
Average Viewership: 5.251


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.