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FILE In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Steve Harvey speaks on stage at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. NBC’s new series, “Little Big Shots,” led the network to a ratings victory during its first week on the air, the Nielsen company said, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. As news channels filled with pictures from the increasingly boisterous presidential campaign, broadcast viewers turned to the feel good pairing of Steve Harvey with precocious kids.
NBC new series, Big Shots, led the network to a ratings victory during its first week on the air,
the Nielsen company said. The comic Harvey is the host as talented youngsters a 6 year old spelling champ, a 4 year old basketball phenom, a 6 year old choir conductor display their abilities.
The second episode of the series to air last week, on Sunday night, was the most watched program on television with 15 million people. NBC premiered the show Tuesday night after Voice, and it reached 12.8 million viewers.
A repeat of that first show aired Sunday and also finished in Nielsen top 20.
NBC averaged 7.3 million viewers in prime time last week. CBS was second with 6.5 million, ABC had 4.7 million, Fox had 3.4 million, Univision had 1.8 million, ION Television had 1.3 million and the CW and Telemundo tied with 1.1 million.
Airing wall to wall campaign coverage, two news channels were the top rated cable networks last week. CNN averaged 2.97 million viewers, Fox News had 2.41 million, HGTV had 1.76 million,
AMC had 1.73 million and TBS had 1.72 million.
NBC News topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.74 million viewers. ABC News Tonight was second with 8.67 million and the Evening News had 7.4 million viewers.
ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.