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[07/10/17 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Victory with 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/9/17):

CBS (5.343 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.188 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Big Brother 19" (6.487 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), the premiere of "Candy Crush" (4.134 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a repeat "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.564 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Sharing in the demo honors was ABC (5.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and its summer lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.460 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.764 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.634 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.559 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.677 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (3.211 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) followed by repeats of "The Wall" (2.260 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.620 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.885 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.064 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.420 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Family Guy" (1.458 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) plus a new "American Grit" (1.112 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) rounded out the night on FOX (1.175 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. 6/25/17)
0.00% - American Grit
-7.14% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 6/25/17)
-18.18% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. 6/25/17)
-18.18% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 6/25/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
+12.50% - Big Brother 19
-13.33% - Celebrity Family Feud
-20.00% - American Grit (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)
-40.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-63.64% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/10/16):

NBC (7.042 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) got another boost on Sunday with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field" (4.909 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "U.S. Olympic Trials: Gymnastics" (8.322 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

ABC (6.094 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.276 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.327 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (7.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Match Game" (5.691 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.538 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (7.052 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "Big Brother 18" (5.649 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "Madam Secretary" (2.934 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Elementary" (2.516 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, FOX (1.361 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with a full hour "LPGA Overrun" (1.683 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) alongside repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.418 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.026 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.348 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.005 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Celebrity Family Feud
+25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
+23.08% - Big Brother 18
+9.09% - Match Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Match Game (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+120.00% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field (vs. Hollywood Game Night (Repeat))
+118.18% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Gymnastics (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
+15.38% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
-15.79% - Big Brother 18
-28.57% - Celebrity Family Feud

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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