Ratings: CBS’ NCAA Tournament Rejects All Sunday Competition

“Little Big Shots” leads NBC to second place

Last Updated: March 20, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

CBS topped Sunday by virtue of an NCAA Tournament game leaking into primetime, which means NBC settled for second place.

The Les Moonves-led broadcaster finished first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.9 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Following the network’s Kansas University win over Michigan State, “60 Minutes” at 7:30 p.m. posted a 1.8/7 and 10.3 million viewers. The conclusion at 8 landed a 1.5/5 and 10.9 million viewers. From 8:30-9:30, “NCIS: Los Angeles” averaged a 1.2/4 and 9 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” over the next hour had a 0.8/3 and 7.2 million viewers. The last half-hour of prime went to “Elementary,” which got a 0.6/2 and 4.6 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 6 million. Following a rerun, “Little Big Shots” at 8 earned a 1.5/5 and 9.3 million viewers. At 9, “Chicago Justice” put up a 1.0/3 and 5.7 million viewers. “Shades of Blue” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.1 million. After a repeat, “Bob’s Burgers” at 7:30 had a 0.8/3 and 2 million viewers. At 8, “The Simpsons” got a 1.0/4 and 2.3 million viewers. “Making History” at 8:30 managed a 0.7/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Family Guy” garnered a 1.1/4 and 2.4 million viewers. “The Last Man on Earth” at 9:30 received a 0.8/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and third in viewers with 2.8 million. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7 had a 0.9/4 and 4.8 million viewers. At 8, “Once Upon a Time” got a 0.8/3 and 2.7 million viewers. At 9, “Time After Time” received a 0.4/1 and 1.8 million viewers. “American Crime” at 10 managed a 0.4/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 967,000.

The CW does not program nationally on Sundays.