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[07/18/16 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Pulls Back in Front
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/17/16):

ABC (6.171 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was reclaimed the top spot on Sunday with a repeat "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.377 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) followed by originals from "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.478 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (7.019 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Match Game" (5.813 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

CBS (4.801 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Big Brother 18" (5.850 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Madam Secretary" (3.035 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Elementary" (2.472 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Next up was NBC (2.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and second runs of "Dateline NBC" (3.963 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Hollywood Game Night" (2.024 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.608 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

And finally, FOX (1.284 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.226 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.225 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (1.510 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.171 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.600 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (0.676 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Match Game
-6.67% - $100,000 Pyramid

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
+7.69% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
0.00% - Big Brother 18
-25.00% - Celebrity Family Feud


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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