‘Resurrection’ Episode 4 Tops Sunday Broadcast Ratings

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‘Resurrection’ Episode 4 Tops Sunday Broadcast Ratings

The following are Sunday primetime ratings notes released by ABC:

ABC Sunday Prime (7-11pm – 6.5 million and 1.8/5 in AD18-49): Opposite CBS with another high-rated NCAA Basketball Tournament Sunday primetime overrun into the 7pm hour, ABC (1.8/5) ran a strong #2 on the night in Adults 18-49, beating Fox by 20% (1.5/4) and NBC by 100% (0.9/3). ABC’s “Resurrection” ranked as Sunday’s #1 scripted broadcast series for the 4th week in a row among Adults 18-49 (2.3/6) and “Once Upon a Time” finished #2 (tie).

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7-8pm – 5.9 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49): Against CBS’ NCAA Basketball/”60 Minutes” in the 7pm hour, ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” took second in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 (tie).

“Once Upon a Time” (8-9pm – 6.5 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49): Spiking over its lead-in at 8pm (+75%) to move ahead of CBS’ NCAA Basketball-boosted programming (“60 Minutes”/”Amazing Race” = 2.0/6), ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (2.0/6) won its hour for the 4th straight week among Adults 18-49, beating Fox’s comedies by 5% (“The Simpsons”/”Family Guy” = 2.0/6) and NBC’s “American Dream Builders” by 163% (0.8/2). The ABC drama held even week to week with young adults. “Once Upon a Time” was the #1 most social series on broadcast Sunday night with 55,449 tweets.

“Resurrection” (9-10pm – 8.2 million and 2.3/6 in AD18-49): Building on its lead-in by 10% at 9pm in Adults 18-49 against the high-rated season finale of “The Walking Dead,” ABC’s “Resurrection” (2.3/6) more than doubled NBC’s “Believe” for the 3rd straight week (+109% – 1.1/3), while leading by strong margins over programming on CBS (+21% – Amazing Race/Good Wife = 1.9/5) and Fox (+53% – “Cosmos” = 1.5/4). “Resurrection” grew its hour year to year for ABC by 49% in Total Viewers and by 53% in Adults 18-49.

Based on Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day data released this morning, ABC’s second episode of “Resurrection” (on 3/16/14) saw substantially bigger percentage increases from TV Playback than the debut episode. From the Live + Same Day to the Live + 7 Day numbers, “Resurrection”’s Total Viewer count grew by 38% in Total Viewers (vs. 29% for the premiere) from 11.2 million to 15.5 million and jumped 48% in Adults 18-49 (vs. 39% for the premiere) from a 3.1 rating to a 4.6 rating.

“Revenge” (10-11pm – 5.2 million and 1.4/4 in AD18-49): During the 10pm hour, ABC’s “Revenge” beat NBC’s “Crisis” by an even wider margin of 40% in Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 vs. 1.0/3), up from a 15% advantage the prior week. “Revenge” boosted its hour year to year by 27% in Total Viewers and by 40% in Adults 18-49, over original drama programming on the same night last year.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/27/17 - 12/03/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.4019.69 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.7015.60 million
Ohio St./WisconsinFOX3.6012.92 million
The OTFOX3.3010.19 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.109.71 million
This Is UsNBC2.8010.94 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.5013.84 million
Young SheldonCBS2.1012.11 million
Rudolph the ... ReindeerCBS1.908.07 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC1.909.60 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million