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Final Broadcast Ratings: March 18, 2018

CBS wins the Sunday night ratings, with 30 minutes of NCAA Tournament overrun, which delivered 9.4 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in Adults 18-49, into primetime. 60 MINUTES posted above-average ratings, starting at 7:30 PM. New drama, INSTINCT did relatively descent numbers, ranking second in its time slot.

ABC's AMERICAN IDOL dropped 1.8 million viewers and 22% in the A18-49 demo, from last Sunday's premiere. Crime drama, DECEPTION did win its 10 PM time slot, but lost 25% from last week's premiere episode and drops about 50% from its lead in.

NBC premiered two series on the night, with the 2-hour season premiere of LITTLE BIG SHOTS leading the night off in scond place, for the 7 PM hour and third in the 8 PM hour. New game show, GENIUS JUNIOR edged out FOX in the 9 PM hour, for third place. TIMELESS was last in its time slot.

FOX was last, with the comedies performing near normal levels for the early spring.


Final L+SD Network Averages:

Total viewers A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
ABC 6.20 million 0.8 1.3 1.8
CBS 8.70 million 0.7 1.3 1.8
CW 0.00 million 0.0 0.0 0.0
FOX 1.80 million 0.6 0.8 0.9
NBC 5.40 million 0.5 0.9 1.3

Time Net Program P2* A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
7:00 ABC AFV 5.28 0.4 0.9 1.3
8:00 ABC American Idol  7.81 1.2 1.8 2.3
10:00 ABC Deception  3.97 0.5 0.8 1.1
7:00 CBS NCAA Tournament 9.38 2.0 2.8 3.6
7:30 CBS 60 Minutes 10.08 0.8 1.4 2.1
8:30 CBS Instinct (SP) 9.05 0.5 1.0 1.6
9:30 CBS NCIS: LA 8.02 0.4 0.9 1.4
10:30 CBS Madam Secretary 5.72 0.3 0.6 0.9
7:00 FOX Bob's Burgers [R] 1.42 0.4 0.5 0.6
7:30 FOX Bob's Burgers  1.72 0.6 0.8 0.8
8:00 FOX The Simpsons 2.10 0.6 0.8 1.0
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.92 0.7 0.9 1.0
9:00 FOX Family Guy 2.24 0.8 1.0 1.1
9:30 FOX The Last Man On Earth 1.60 0.5 0.7 0.7
7:00 NBC Little Big Shots  6.00 0.5 0.8 1.1
8:00 NBC Little Big Shots (SP) 7.54 0.6 1.1 1.6
9:00 NBC Genius Junior (SP) 5.03 0.6 1.0 1.3
10:00 NBC Timeless 2.85 0.5 0.7 1.0
* - viewers in millions

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