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Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins Soft Night

NBC won the ratings race Sunday with a 0.9 rating/3 share in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnight ratings. Little Big Shots did a 1.2, down a tenth from its last fresh airing before Chicago Justice grew 11% for a 1.0, and Shades of Blue did a flat 0.7. 

ABC, CBS and Fox all had a 0.7/3. On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos did a 1.0 and Once Upon a Time a 0.8, up 14%. Match Game grew 17% to 0.7 and American Crime fell 25% to 0.3. 

CBS saw 60 Minutes rate a 0.8, down 11%, then NCIS: Los Angeles slip 9% to 1.0. Madam Secretary had a flat 0.7 and Elementary a 0.5, down 17%. 

Fox had a Simpsons repeat before Bob’s Burgers at 0.7 and then 0.9. Making History did a flat 0.6. After a Family Guy repeat, Last Man on Earth fell 13% to 0.7. 

Among the Spanish-language players, Univision had a 0.5/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/1. 

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.