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[07/14/14 - 08:27 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Slips Past CBS Among Adults 18-49
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/13/14):

ABC (4.703 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Sunday powered by a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), new episodes of "Wipeout" (4.484 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Rising Star" (4.804 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) plus a repeat of "Castle" (3.388 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

CBS (6.220 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.097 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Big Brother 16" (6.650 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and the flipped "Unforgettable" (6.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Reckless" (4.048 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Next up was FOX (2.034 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a special "Brain Games" (1.458 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) alongside repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.144 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "The Simpsons" (2.442 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Family Guy" (2.591 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5) and "American Dad" (2.112 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.352 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.279 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.938 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) on NBC (2.480 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/14/13):

FOX (2.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) took home the demo crown on Sunday despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Cleveland Show" (1.914 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "The Simpsons" (2.156 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), another "The Simpsons" (2.739 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Bob's Burgers" (2.355 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.272 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "American Dad" (3.081 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

CBS (4.910 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a close second with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.686 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Big Brother 15" (6.690 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "The Good Wife" (3.872 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (3.393 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

Next up was ABC (3.644 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Whodunnit?" (3.105 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "Castle" (3.030 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14).

And finally, repeats of "America's Got Talent" (4.081 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.423 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) plus a new "Crossing Lines" (2.911 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17) on NBC (3.624 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Celebrity Wife Swap
+10.00% - Whodunnit?
-9.52% - Big Brother 15
-16.67% - Crossing Lines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-13.64% - Big Brother 15
-20.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Secret Millionaire)
-21.43% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
-50.00% - Crossing Lines (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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