Ratings: ‘Little Big Shots’ Is NBC’s Most-Watched Sunday Entertainment Show in 11 Years

CBS’s early NCAA Tournament selection show wins first half-hour of primtime

NBC’s very successful preview last week of “Little Big Shots” actually grew 16 percent Sunday in total viewers for the series’ premiere in its regular time period — and did it without a “Voice” lead-in. The second episode was the network’s biggest Sunday entertainment show in 11 years, not counting post-Super Bowl broadcasts.

The Steve Harvey-hosted series scored a 2.8 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic last night, and hauled in 14.8 million viewers overall. Last Tuesday, the series debut aired at 10 p.m., following two hours of the hit singing competition. Then, it grabbed a 2.9/10 and 12.7 million total viewers.

CBS won the first half-hour of primetime last night with its NCAA Tournament selection show, despite the bracket leaking early online.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5/5 in the key demo and in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “Little Big Shots” aired at 8. At 9, “The Carmichael Show” had a 1.5/4 and 6.7 million viewers. At 9:30, a second episode got a 1.1/3 and 4.6 million viewers. “Hollywood Game Night” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

ABC and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.1/4. ABC was third in total viewers with 4.4 million, Fox was fourth with 2.5 million.

For ABC, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 1.1/4 and 5.7 million viewers. At 8, “Once Upon a Time” got a 1.3/4 and 4.3 million viewers. “The Family” at 9 received a 0.8/2 and 3.6 million viewers. “Quantico” at 10 posted a 1.1/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

For Fox, “Bordertown” had a 0.8/3 and 2.2 million viewers at 7. At 7:30, “Bob’s Burgers” got a 1.0/4 and 2.3 million viewers. At 8, “The Simpsons” posted a 1.3/4 and 3 million viewers. “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” at 8:30 received a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers. “Family Guy” at 9 put up a 1.4/4 and 3 million viewers. “Last Man on Earth” followed 30 minutes later with a 1.1/3 and 2.6 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3, but second in viewers with 6.3 million. At 7, the “Selection Sunday” special had a 1.4/5 and 6.6 million viewers. At 7:30, “60 Minutes” got a 1.3/5 and 7.3 million viewers. Following a repeat, the “CSI: Cyber” season finale at 10 posted a 1.0/3 and 6.4 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 605,000.