9:37am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Steady 'Big Shots' Tops Sunday
Let's all take a moment to digest the fact that the No. 2 show on Sunday night was America's Funniest Home Videos.
Yes, the 28-year-old ABC clip show was technically tied for the second-place status with CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles and NBC's Chicago Justice — but the margin between its 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and the dominant Little Big Shots (1.2 adults) was quite slim. Chalk it up as more evidence of how unforgiving the night has been on the Big Four this season, especially as the TV calendar approaches its end.
It was NBC's night, with the network's trio of Big Shots, Justice and Shades of Blue (0.7 adults). NCIS was bookended by 60 Minutes (0.8 adults) and Madam Secretary (0.7 adults) on CBS. At 10 p.m., a very on-the-bubble Elementary earned just a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49.
Fox saw Bob's Burger's post a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and then climb to a 0.9 rating in a second episode. Making History earned a 0.6 rating before a new Last Man on Earth (0.7 adults) closed out the night.
Once Upon a Time held its recent low 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 on ABC, with Match Game (0.7 adults) and American Crime (0.3 adults) following. The latter was at a series low, though that has been something of a norm since the critically acclaimed anthology shifted to Sunday nights.