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[07/31/17 - 08:45 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Continue Win Streak
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 (7/30/17):

CBS (4.565 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was once again the demo champ on Sunday with its mix "60 Minutes" (6.039 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Big Brother 19" (6.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.614 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.242 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

ABC (4.256 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.792 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by new episodes of "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (3.947 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.029 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its lineup of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (3.511 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "The Wall" (2.311 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.374 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.850 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.900 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.363 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.374 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) plus a new "American Grit" (1.211 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the night on FOX (1.152 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Candy Crush
0.00% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
0.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly
0.00% - American Grit
-12.50% - $100,000 Pyramid

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Big Brother 19
-14.29% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
-16.67% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
-33.33% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-33.33% - American Grit (vs. Teen Choice 2016)
-36.36% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/31/16):

ABC (5.850 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.274 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.197 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (6.484 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Match Game" (5.444 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

CBS (5.642 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its "PGA Overrun" (8.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) fueled lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.588 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Big Brother 18" (5.934 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "Madam Secretary" (3.303 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "BrainDead" (2.753 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was NBC (2.814 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and second runs of "Dateline NBC" (4.283 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Hollywood Game Night" (1.878 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.548 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.105 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.254 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) led into the summer mainstay "Teen Choice 2016" (1.837 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) on FOX (1.617 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - BrainDead
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Match Game
-14.29% - $100,000 Pyramid
-15.79% - Big Brother 18

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
+27.27% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
+9.09% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
0.00% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Cyber (Repeat))
-11.11% - Big Brother 18
-25.00% - Teen Choice 2016 (vs. Teen Choice 2015 on 8/16/15)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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