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[07/04/16 - 12:16 PM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Holds Onto Top Spot
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/3/16):

ABC (5.474 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.459 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by week two of "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (6.545 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "Match Game" (5.656 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

NBC (3.398 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two draw with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field/Swimming" (3.923 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a repeat "American Ninja Warrior" (2.874 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Next up was CBS (3.830 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.564 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Big Brother 18" (4.736 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "Madam Secretary" (2.614 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Elementary" (2.406 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

And finally, FOX (1.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.029 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (0.886 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (1.124 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.934 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.265 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (0.916 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-13.33% - Big Brother 18
-26.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-26.67% - Match Game
-29.41% - $100,000 Pyramid

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Match Game (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+6.67% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field/Swimming (vs. NASCAR Coke Zero 400)
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
-18.75% - Big Brother 18
-26.67% - Celebrity Family Feud


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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