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Ratings: CBS Wins Another Sunday With Another Duke Game

This one didn’t end as well for the Blue Devils

CBS won another Sunday when another Duke basketball game ran into primetime. Led by “American Idol,” ABC finished runner-up last night, just like the previous week.

Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-national Nielsen numbers for CBS are subject to adjustment.

Michigan State edged the Blue Devils on Sunday, eliminating Duke from the NCAA Tournament.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., the 16-minute NCAA overrun combined with “60 Minutes” scored a 3.0/14 and 15 million viewers. At 8, the rest of “60 Minutes” and the beginning of “God Friended Me” had a 1.2/5 and 9 million viewers. At 9, the end of “God Friended Me” and the first half of “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 1.0/4 and 7.6 million viewers. At 10, the back of “NCIS: Los Angeles” and opener of “Madam Secretary” put up a 0.7/3 and 5.6 million viewers; the latter program ended outside of the primetime window.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in viewers with 6.8 million. at 7, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” picked up a 0.9/4 and 5.7 million viewers. From 8-11, “American Idol” earned a 1.2/5 and 7.2 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and fourth in viewers with 1.7 million. After back-to-back repeats, “The Simpsons” at 8 landed a 0.8/4 and 2.1 million viewers. After one more repeat, “Family Guy” at 9 posted a 0.9/4 and 2.2 million viewers; followed by another encore.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and third in viewers with 2.6 million. After a “Ellen’s Game of Games” rerun, a new “World of Dance” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 10, “Good Girls” settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth with a 0.5/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth with a 0.4/2 and 1.2 million viewers.

The CW was seventh with a 0.2/1 and 902,000 viewers. Following local programming in the 7 o’clock hour, “Supergirl” at 8 received a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. “Charmed” at 9 got a 0.2/1 and 738,000 viewers.