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[06/30/14 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split Demo Crown in Battle of Originals
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/29/14):

CBS (6.101 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on Sunday thanks to its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.403 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Big Brother 16" (5.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), the premiere of "Reckless" (4.095 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and the return of "Unforgettable" (6.145 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

ABC (4.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) however shared top demo honors with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.562 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) followed by originals from "Wipeout" (4.004 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Rising Star" (4.704 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was NBC (3.106 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with an encore "American Ninja Warrior" (2.844 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) alongside a special two-hour "Last Comic Standing" (3.369 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

And finally, FOX (2.023 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) closed out the evening with repeats of "American Dad" (1.478 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "Bob's Burgers" (1.405 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.952 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "The Simpsons" (2.422 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Family Guy" (2.621 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and another "American Dad" (2.261 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/30/13):

CBS (5.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.098 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Big Brother 15" (5.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1), "Under the Dome" (5.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "The Mentalist" (4.203 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12).

FOX (2.344 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second place with its repeat mix of "The Cleveland Show" (1.505 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16), "The Simpsons" (1.749 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), another "The Simpsons" (2.481 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (2.258 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Family Guy" (3.171 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "American Dad" (2.898 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.472 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.623 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) followed by originals from "Celebrity Wife Swap" (3.222 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Whodunnit?" (3.200 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) plus a rebroadcast of "Castle" (2.844 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16).

And finally, encores of "America's Got Talent" (3.513 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.789 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) led into a new "Crossing Lines" (3.724 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) on NBC (3.635 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-12.50% - Crossing Lines
-23.08% - Celebrity Wife Swap
-23.08% - Whodunnit?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+142.86% - Big Brother 15 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-9.09% - Celebrity Wife Swap (vs. Secret Millionaire)
-16.67% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
-78.13% - Crossing Lines (vs. U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Gymnastics Women's Final)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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