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[06/25/18 - 08:25 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Its Game Show Reign
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 (6/24/18):

ABC (5.227 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.379 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.459 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.555 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "To Tell the Truth" (4.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

NBC (3.643 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (3.462 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), an encore of "America's Got Talent" (3.986 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "Shades of Blue" (3.138 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was CBS (4.891 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (7.435 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), a new "Instinct" (5.570 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and a repeats of "SWAT" (3.289 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.268 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (0.904 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), "The Simpsons" (1.256 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.147 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.295 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "Ghosted" (1.114 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the night on FOX (1.103 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Instinct
+11.11% - $100,000 Pyramid
+9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Shades of Blue
-20.00% - Ghosted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+25.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Little Big Shots: Forever Young (Repeat))
0.00% - Ghosted (vs. American Grit)
-9.09% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
-14.29% - Celebrity Family Feud
-27.27% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/25/17):

ABC (5.427 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.924 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1),"Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (5.485 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.214 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2).

The silver then went to NBC (2.723 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with a new "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (3.410 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) followed by the feature "Despicable Me" (2.537 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and an encore of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (2.407 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was CBS (4.786 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with its repeat lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.209 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.964 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Madam Secretary" (3.803 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) and "Code Black" (3.169 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.905 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "The Last Man on Earth" (0.634 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.061 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.203 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a new "American Grit" (1.034 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) rounded out the night on FOX (0.978 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - $100,000 Pyramid
+10.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-20.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly
-33.33% - American Grit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-6.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-20.00% - American Grit (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-26.67% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)
-35.29% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-42.86% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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