Ratings: ABC’s ‘Time After Time’ May Soon Be History With These Nielsen Numbers

NBC tops Sunday in key 18-49 demo with returns of “Little Big Shots” and “Shades of Blue”

ABC’s two-hour “Time After Time” debut didn’t quite make TV ratings history on Sunday — nor did Fox’s “Making History,” for that matter.

NBC won the night in the key adults 18-49 demographic with the Season 2 returns of “Little Big Shots” and “Shades of Blue,” as well as the time period premiere for “Chicago Justice.”

CBS finished No. 1 among total viewers.

Jennifer Lopez’s and Ray Liotta’s “Shades of Blue” debuted on a January Thursday last year, landing a solid 1.8 rating at the time. It was a lot lower last night, though the crooked cop drama still won 10 p.m. against weak competition.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “Little Big Shots” at 8 earned a 2.0/7 and 11.7 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Justice” had a 1.4/4 and 7.3 million viewers. “Shades of Blue” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 7.9 million, Fox was fourth with 2.1 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 received a 1.1/4 and 10.6 million viewers. At 8, “NCIS: Los Angeles” posted a 1.2/4 and 9.3 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 9 managed a 0.8/3 and 7.4 million viewers. At 10, “Elementary” settled for a 0.6/2 and 4.3 million viewers.

For Fox, after a repeat, “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 0.8/3 and 1.8 million viewers. At 8, “The Simpsons” got a 1.1/4 and 2.6 million viewers. The “Making History” debut at 8:30 received a 0.9/3 and 2.2 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” garnered a 1.2/4 and 2.5 million viewers. “Last Man on Earth” at 9:30 landed a 1.0/3 and 2.2 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 3.3 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 1.0/4 and 5.2 million viewers. At 8, “Once Upon a Time” got a 0.9/3 and 3 million viewers. “Time After Time” from 9-11 averaged a 0.7/2 and 2.5 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW does not program nationally on Sunday nights.