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[06/29/15 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Celebrity Family Feud"
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/28/15):

ABC (5.163 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with a rebroadcast of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.372 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) followed by week two of "Celebrity Family Feud" (8.143 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "BattleBots" (4.854 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) plus a repeat "Castle" (3.283 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

CBS (5.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Big Brother 17" (5.707 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Madam Secretary" (4.160 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.997 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was NBC (3.304 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.650 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That" (3.809 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), a repeat "I Can Do That!" (2.543 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and the season finale of "American Odyssey" (2.215 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.870 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.730 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17), "The Simpsons" (1.549 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.229 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Family Guy" (1.796 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and a new "Golan the Insatiable" (1.145 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) on FOX (1.220 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. 6/14/15)
-20.00% - American Odyssey
-25.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-26.32% - BattleBots

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Wipeout)
+16.67% - BattleBots (vs. Rising Star)
+14.29% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-5.56% - Big Brother 17
-44.44% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. American Dad (Repeat))
-63.64% - American Odyssey (vs. Last Comic Standing)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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