Ratings: NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ Flunks in Week 2

Sunday belongs to CBS and Stormy Daniels

Last Updated: March 26, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

NBC’s new “Little Big Shots” companion series “Genius Junior” got held back on Sunday, when the night belonged to “60 Minutes” and its Stormy Daniels interview.

Airing the newsmagazine show after an NCAA Tournament game overrun, CBS easily topped primetime outright. With “American Idol” finally leveling off, ABC finished second.

NBC settled for fourth place in the key 18-49 demographic, with “Genius Junior” specifically slipping 30 percent from last week’s premiere. The “Timeless” home ended up one slot better in terms of total viewers.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.5 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7:30 p.m., the CBS News show scored a 4.0 and 21.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “Instinct” posted a 1.5 and 10.6 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9:30 received a 1.1 and 8.6 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10:30 closed out primetime to a 0.7 and 6.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 6 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 5.3 million viewers. At 8, “American Idol” got a 1.7/6 and 7.4 million viewers. “Deception” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 4 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 1.7 million. Following a rerun, “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 0.8/3 and 1.7 million viewers. At 8, “The Simpsons” got a 1.0/4 and 2.1 million viewers. At 8:30, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” received a 0.9/3 and 1.9 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 matched its lead-in by both Nielsen metrics. At 9:30, “The Last Man on Earth” ended Fox’s primetime to a 0.7/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 3.8 million. Following a rerun, “Little Big Shots” at 8 had a 0.9/3 and 5.9 million viewers. At 9, “Genius Junior” settled for a 0.7/2 and 4.2 million viewers. “Timeless” at 10 managed a 0.6/3 and 2.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 970,000.

The CW does not nationally program Sunday nights.

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