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[07/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Second Straight Week
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 (7/27/14):

CBS (6.189 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw for the second Sunday in a row thanks to its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.659 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Big Brother 16" (6.516 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Unforgettable" (6.385 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Reckless" (4.196 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

FOX (2.237 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.401 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.654 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "The Simpsons" (2.170 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), another "The Simpsons" (2.575 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Family Guy" (2.980 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and another "American Dad" (2.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.334 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with a special two-hour "Wipeout" (3.171 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) alongside a new "Rising Star" (3.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and a repeat "Castle" (3.444 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.990 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Chicago Fire" (2.583 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Chicago PD" (3.305 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) on NBC (2.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) 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 (7/28/13):

CBS (6.665 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Big Brother 15" (6.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), the return of "Unforgettable" (7.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and a repeat of "The Mentalist" (4.603 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

FOX (2.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second in adults 18-49 with its lineup of "American Dad" (1.570 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.955 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), another "The Simpsons" (3.000 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.582 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5), "Family Guy" (3.065 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and another "Family Guy" (3.346 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.258 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) followed by the season finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.020 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), a new "Whodunnit?" (3.023 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and a repeat of "Castle" (2.785 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

And finally, NBC (2.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (3.078 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.725 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) plus a new "Crossing Lines" (2.927 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Whodunnit?
+10.00% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-8.33% - Big Brother 15
-16.67% - Crossing Lines

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - Unforgettable (vs. 3)
+120.00% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Repeat))
+83.33% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Secret Millionaire (Repeat))
+22.22% - Big Brother 15
-95.61% - Crossing Lines (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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