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[06/19/17 - 09:23 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges FOX in Tight Demo Race
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/18/17):

ABC (4.939 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the competition on Sunday with its summer lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.708 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.126 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (5.073 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.852 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

FOX (3.846 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with 90 minutes of "PGA Overrun" (6.091 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) followed by a new "American Grit" (1.759 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a repeat "Family Guy" (1.287 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was NBC (2.636 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (3.527 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) alongside repeats of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.495 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" (2.027 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (5.311 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.515 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Madam Secretary" (3.954 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Code Black" (3.497 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the night on CBS (4.319 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - American Grit
-6.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
-28.57% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
-44.44% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Grit (vs. The Simpsons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeats))
-28.57% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. Despicable Me 2 (Repeat))
-84.78% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. NBA Finals, Game 7)
-89.13% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. NBA Finals, Game 7)
-90.22% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. NBA Finals, Game 7)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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