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Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins Easily

CBS won the Sunday ratings battle easily, putting up a 1.5 in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and a 6 share. With the Masters leading in, 60 Minutes did a 1.5, up 36% from last week, then NCIS: Los Angeles had a 1.1, down 27% from its last fresh airing, and Madam Secretary a 0.7, down 36%.

NBC was next at 0.9/3. Little Big Shots was up 8% at 1.3, then Chicago Justice did a flat 0.9 and Shades of Blue a flat 0.7.

ABC and Fox both were at 0.6/2. For ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos had a 0.7 and Once Upon a Time a 0.7, down a tenth. Match Game did a 0.7, up 17%, and American Crime a flat 0.4.

Fox was in repeats.

Among the Spanish-language players, Univision had a 0.5/2 and Telemundo a 0.4/1.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.