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[07/25/16 - 09:05 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Fun and Games" Puts ABC on Top
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 (7/24/16):

ABC (5.931 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.052 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) followed by originals from "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.487 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (6.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Match Game" (5.482 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

CBS (4.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Big Brother 18" (6.267 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Madam Secretary" (2.929 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and the relocated "BrainDead" (2.258 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Next up was NBC (2.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "Dateline NBC" (3.895 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "Hollywood Game Night" (1.911 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.524 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, FOX (1.353 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.233 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15), "Bob's Burgers" (1.202 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (1.659 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.194 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.314 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
-6.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-8.33% - Match Game
-25.00% - BrainDead (vs. 7/11/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
+5.56% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
-30.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-50.00% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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