Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Carl Edwards' victory in NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 helped FOX race to primetime victory in all measures on a slow out-of-season Sunday night.
Of course, due to the live nature of FOX's ratings, these numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
FOX dominated the limited competition, which consisted mostly of repeats other than on NBC, where original episodes of “A.D. The Bible Continues” and “American Odyssey” continued to draw impressively low numbers.
Also original on Sunday? CBS' series finale of “Battle Creek,” which remained low.
Let's get to the numbers…
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 1.4 rating for Sunday night, easily tops in the key demographic. NBC and CBS both averaged a 0.6 key demo rating for a distant second, followed by ABC's 0.5 key demo rating.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 6.12 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/7 share for Sunday night. CBS was second with 4.425 million viewers and a 2.9/6, topping the 2.5/5 and 3.91 million viewers for NBC. ABC was fourth with 2.62 million viewers and a 1.7/3 for the night.
7 p.m. – FOX's NASCAR coverage averaged 6.15 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 to win the 7 p.m. hour, topping the 6.095 million viewers and 0.7 key demo rating for CBS' “60 Minutes.” NBC's “Dateline” averaged 3.71 million viewers to beat the 3.43 million viewers for ABC's repeat of “America's Funniest Home Videos,” which both networks did a 0.6 key demo rating.
8 p.m. – Coca-Cola 600 coverage averaged 5.85 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 to lead FOX in the 8 p.m. hour. NBC's “Dateline” moved up to second with 5.03 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating. CBS' “Undercover Boss” repeat averaged 3.38 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating, beating the 2.4 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for an encore of “500 Questions” on ABC.
9 p.m. – FOX's racing coverage averaged 6.27 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the 9 p.m. hour. NBC's “A.D. The Bible Continues” was second with 4.3 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating. CBS' “Madame Secretary” repeat averaged 3.64 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating, compared to the 1.77 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for a pair of “Fresh Off the Boat” repeats on ABC.
10 p.m. – The series finale of “Battle Creek” won the 10 p.m. hour with 4.58 million viewers and tied for the lead with a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 for CBS. ABC's “Castle” repeat averaged 2.87 million viewers and tied for the hourly lead with a 0.6 key demo rating. And NBC's new “American Odyssey” averaged 2.58 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.