Fox’s “Miss Universe” fell 18% in TV ratings from last year’s broadcast on Sunday, tying the competition’s all-time low in the key demo.
With a 0.9 rating, the show was even with the previous low set by 2013’s “Miss Universe,” which aired on a Saturday in November. Last night’s 3.8 million total viewers tally is slightly above the 2013 telecast, which put up 3.754 million, meaning Sunday’s show marks the competition’s second smallest audience on record.
Meanwhile, “Supergirl” kicked off The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event with season highs in both the key demo (0.6) and total viewers (1.7 million), and the best numbers the Melissa Benoist-led series has seen since its episode from last year’s crossover special. It was also the network’s best total viewer tally in the 8 p.m. Sunday slot since the series premiere of “Batwoman” earlier this season.
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Due to the nature of live sports, the below fast-affiliate Nielsen numbers for NBC and CBS should be considered subject to significant adjustment when final figures come in later today.
NBC was first in ratings with a 3.7 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those were the Nielsen averages for 90-minute pregame series “Football Night in America” and the Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams game itself.
CBS was second in ratings with a 2.1/9 and in viewers with 11.7 million. An NFL overrun at 7 p.m. scored a 6.4/28 and 27 million viewers. At 7:30, “60 Minutes” put up a 3.3/24 and 17 million viewers. At 8:30, “God Friended Me” earned a 1.0/4 and 7.8 million viewers. At 9:30, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.7/3 and 6.4 million viewers. At 10:30, the series finale of “Madam Secretary” had a 0.5/3 and 5.3 million viewers.
Fox was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.81 million. Those numbers were put up by “Miss Universe,” which aired from 7-10 p.m.
ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 3.79 million. At 7, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” got a 0.7/3 and 4.9 million viewers. At 8, an “AFV: America, This Is You!” special managed a 0.6/3 and 4 million viewers. At 9, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” settled for a 0.4/2 and 2.6 million viewers. “The Rookie” at 10 closed primetime with a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.
The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. Telemundo was fifth in viewers with 1.5 million, The CW was sixth with 1 million.
For The CW, following local programming, “Supergirl” at 8 got the previously mentioned 0.6 and 1.7 million viewers, plus a 3 share. At 9, the “Crisis” aftershow had a 0.2/1 and 695,000 viewers.
Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 859,000.