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[07/06/15 - 08:30 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FIFA Women's World Cup Wraps Big for FOX
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/5/15):

FOX (16.751 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.3, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime coverage of "FIFA Women's World Cup 2015" (20.349 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) followed by "FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Post-Match" (14.614 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #2) and a repeat "The Last Man on Earth" (4.497 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

ABC (4.444 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second place with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.637 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.942 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "BattleBots" (4.255 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "Castle" (2.946 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Next up was CBS (4.551 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and a repeat of "60 Minutes" (6.498 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), a new "Big Brother 17" (5.058 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and special encores of "Zoo" (3.672 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Extant" (2.975 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

And finally, an hour of "NASCAR Coke Zero 400" (3.799 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) coverage was followed by "NASCAR Coke Zero 400 Rain Delay" (3.559 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) on NBC (3.619 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-5.88% - Big Brother 17
-14.29% - BattleBots
-16.67% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+611.11% - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 (vs. Various)
+50.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Wipeout)
0.00% - BattleBots (vs. Rising Star)
0.00% - NASCAR Coke Zero 400 (vs. Various)
-11.11% - Big Brother 17


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/6/14):

ABC (4.040 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) claimed the top demo spot on Sunday thanks to its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.924 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8), "Wipeout" (3.594 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Rising Star" (4.321 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

CBS (6.136 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a close second with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.450 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Big Brother 16" (5.982 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Reckless" (3.989 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) and "Unforgettable" (6.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.328 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.631 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) followed by the special "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" (2.025 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

And finally, FOX (2.144 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the evening with a "Brain Games" (1.587 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) special alongside repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.134 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9), another "The Simpsons" (2.527 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Family Guy" (2.545 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "American Dad" (2.483 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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