In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ lineup topped Sunday in both total viewers and in the demo, thanks in part to a half hour of March Madness spillover.
Leading out of the Syracuse-West Virginia matchup (which from 7 to 7:30 drew 10 million viewers and a 2.0 rating), 60 Minutes did 7 mil (the night’s largest non-sports audience) and a 0.8 rating (tying ABC’s American Idol for the demo win).
Over on ABC, AFV (5 mil/0.6) was down, while Idol (5.5 mil/0.8) and the Millionaire season finale (2.9 mil/0.4) were steady.
NBC’s Ellen’s Game of Games (1.7 mil/0.3) and Good Girls (1.5 mil/0.3, read post mortem) were steady.
Lastly, Fox’s Cherries Wild finale (1.4 mil/0.2), Bless the Harts (844K/0.2), The Simpsons‘ 700th episode (1.2 mil/0.4), The Great North (950K/0.3) and Bob’s Burgers (1 mil/0.4) all were down.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.