8:47am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Little Big Shots' Stays Huge on Sunday, Lifts 'Carmichael Show'
NBC has got to be pleased with the rollout of the network's latest alternative series. Little Big Shots, which set a five-year record for a Big Four reality launch in last week's preview, lost zero steam in its Sunday move.
Last night's regular time slot bow for the Steve Harvey-hosted series topped the night with a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 and nearly 15 million viewers. With the advantageous lead-in, The Carmichael Show hit series highs — climbing to a 1.5 rating in the key demo.
The ABC drama block of Once Upon a Time (1.3 adults), The Family (0.8 adults) and Quantico (1.1 adults) held even with the previous week's same-day scores. The last episode of The Family, for what it's worth, grew 63 percent to a 1.3 demo rating with its live-plus-3 showing. Quantico continues to post substantial growth, nearly doubling to a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 after three days.
Fox had original episodes of Bordertown (0.8 adults), Bob's Burgers (1.0 adults), The Simpsons (1.3 adults), Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (0.8 adults), Family Guy (1.4 adults) and The Last Man on Earth (1.1 adults).
On CBS, a new 60 Minutes brought in a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, while CSI: Cyber nabbed a 1.0 rating.