9:06am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: iHeartRadio Music Awards Hold as Sunday Series Slip
With NCAA basketball overrun leaking into primetime for half of the country, 60 Minutes started the night strong for CBS — jumping to a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. Madam Secretary (1.3 adults), The Good Wife (1.0 adults) and Battle Creek (0.8 adults) all held steady.
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NBC's telecast of the iHeartRadio Music Awards matched last year's 1.7 rating with adults 18-49. Shifting from a May Thursday, it also took in 5.2 million viewers.
Once Upon a Time (1.7 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point on ABC — as did Secrets & Lies (1.3 adults). The latter has been posting solid DVR gains, hitting a season high last week when live-plus-3 data lifted it 47 percent. Revenge (1.0 adults) was steady.
Fox put out two new episodes of Last Man on Earth, after a block of animation repeats, pulling a respective 1.4 and 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 — half of a point losses for each half-hour.