April 25, 2016

The Sked: Sunday Ratings 4.24.2016

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Now we know how NBC’s sitcoms perform without a new LITTLE BIG SHOTS lead-in.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

Fasts Demo 2016 Apr SUN.24

NBC:  With LITTLE BIG SHOTS reruns at 0.7/1.1 as their lead-in, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW plunged 0.4 from its last airing 2 weeks ago to 0.7, and CROWDED fell 0.2 from last week’s 9:30PM episode to 0.7.  DATELINE ended the night down 0.3 to 0.9.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS climbed 0.2 to 1.2, then ONCE UPON A TIME, THE FAMILY and QUANTICO were all steady at 1.2/0.8/1.0.

CBS:  60 MINUTES held at 1.0, then MADAM SECRETARY gained 0.1 to 1.0, while THE GOOD WIFE and ELEMENTARY remained at 1.0/0.7.

FOX:  BORDERTOWN started the night down 0.1 to 0.4, followed by a 0.6 rerun of THE SIMPSONS.  A new THE SIMPSONS was steady with its last fresh episode at 1.2, BOB’S BURGERS rose 0.1 to 1.1, a rerun FAMILY GUY was at 1.0, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH fell 0.2 to 0.9 (after having aired last with an original FAMILY GUY as lead-in).

SCORPION and LUCIFER air season finales tonight; both have already been renewed, so nothing is particularly at stake.  Similarly, REIGN returns for the balance of its season already knowing it will be back.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Fasts Track 2016 Apr SUN.24

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."