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[07/27/15 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Keeps ABC on Top in Demos
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 (7/26/15):

ABC (5.225 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.350 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Celebrity Family Feud" (8.544 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "BattleBots" (4.609 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Save My Life: Boston Trauma" (3.399 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

CBS (5.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.733 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Big Brother 17" (5.918 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Madam Secretary" (3.721 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Next up was FOX (1.477 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Bob's Burgers" (1.124 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.188 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "The Simpsons" (2.115 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.471 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Family Guy" (1.746 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.219 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

And finally, encores of "Hollywood Game Night" (2.083 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.394 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) bookended a new "Welcome to Sweden" (1.158 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17) and a second "Welcome to Sweden" (1.109 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18) on NBC (2.001 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Save My Life: Boston Trauma
+7.69% - BattleBots
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Welcome to Sweden - 8:00
-33.33% - Welcome to Sweden - 8:30

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Wipeout)
+55.56% - BattleBots (vs. Rising Star)
+50.00% - Save My Life: Boston Trauma (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-14.29% - Big Brother 17
-50.00% - Welcome to Sweden - 8:00 (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
-66.67% - Welcome to Sweden - 8:30 (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/27/14):

CBS (6.189 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw for the second Sunday in a row thanks to its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.659 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Big Brother 16" (6.516 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "Unforgettable" (6.385 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Reckless" (4.196 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

FOX (2.237 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.401 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.654 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "The Simpsons" (2.170 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), another "The Simpsons" (2.575 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Family Guy" (2.980 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and another "American Dad" (2.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was ABC (3.334 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with a special two-hour "Wipeout" (3.171 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) alongside a new "Rising Star" (3.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and a repeat "Castle" (3.444 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

And finally, encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.990 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Chicago Fire" (2.583 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "Chicago PD" (3.305 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) on NBC (2.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) closed out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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