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[07/20/15 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Tops Demo Chart for ABC
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 (7/19/15):

ABC (5.317 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) staked claim to the top demo spot with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.594 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Celebrity Family Feud" (8.725 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "BattleBots" (4.485 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and the premiere of "Save My Life: Boston Trauma" (3.466 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

CBS (5.508 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.942 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Big Brother 17" (5.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Madam Secretary" (3.955 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.216 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was NBC (2.248 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "Hollywood Game Night" (2.126 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.791 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) bookending the season premiere of "Welcome to Sweden" (1.401 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17) and a second "Welcome to Sweden" (1.169 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T17).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.344 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.294 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "The Simpsons" (1.582 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.299 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.575 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8) and the season finale of "Golan the Insatiable" (1.210 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) on FOX (1.384 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - BattleBots
0.00% - Golan the Insatiable
-4.76% - Celebrity Family Feud
-5.26% - Big Brother 17

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Wipeout)
+33.33% - Save My Life: Boston Trauma (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+30.00% - BattleBots (vs. Rising Star)
-14.29% - Big Brother 17
-64.29% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. American Dad (Repeat))
-66.67% - Welcome to Sweden - 8:00 (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-66.67% - Welcome to Sweden - 8:30 (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/20/14):

CBS (6.147 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.724 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Big Brother 16" (6.383 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Unforgettable" (6.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Reckless" (4.069 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

FOX (2.168 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed a close second place with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.103 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #17), "Bob's Burgers" (1.352 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.098 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), another "The Simpsons" (2.482 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Family Guy" (3.106 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "American Dad" (2.866 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Next was ABC (4.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.802 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Wipeout" (3.848 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Rising Star" (4.061 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Castle" (3.582 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "American Ninja Warrior" (3.079 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.640 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Chicago PD" (2.812 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) closed out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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