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[06/20/16 - 09:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Finals Conclude on Top 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/19/16):

ABC (21.860 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.0, #1) overshadowed the competition on Sunday with its concluding mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (11.855 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.0, #3), "NBA Countdown" (12.670 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 7" (25.059 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1).

FOX (4.442 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then led the leftovers with its combination of "PGA Overrun" (7.288 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) followed by repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.401 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.305 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "Family Guy" (1.081 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.475 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with encores of "Despicable Me 2" (2.531 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.420 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (6.412 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8), "BrainDead" (3.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Madam Secretary" (2.909 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Elementary" (2.617 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) on CBS (3.871 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/21/15):

FOX (7.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) staked its claim for the top spot on Sunday with the primetime portion of its "115th U.S. Open Championship" (7.857 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) coverage.

ABC (5.190 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.037 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) followed by the respective premieres of "Celebrity Family Feud" (8.530 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "BattleBots" (5.387 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) plus a repeat "Castle" (2.804 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "Dateline NBC" (3.150 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That" (3.300 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), the season finale of "AD: The Bible Continues" (3.493 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "American Odyssey" (2.230 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (5.912 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Madam Secretary" (3.745 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "The Good Wife" (2.960 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.208 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) on CBS (4.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues
-20.00% - American Odyssey
-22.22% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That
-25.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Wipeout)
+88.89% - 115th U.S. Open Championship (vs. Various (Repeats))
+26.67% - BattleBots (vs. Rising Star)
0.00% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-14.29% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-66.67% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. America's Got Talent)
-80.95% - American Odyssey (vs. America's Got Talent)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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