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.
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.