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[08/14/17 - 08:42 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Continue Sunday Reign
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 (8/13/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some high rated local pre-season NFL games on ABC and FOX are included here but will be excluded from Officials.]

CBS (4.881 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) continued its seven-week demo win streak on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (6.615 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "60 Minutes" (6.890 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Big Brother 19" (5.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.491 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.931 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

ABC (4.346 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.654 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.608 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) alongside new episodes of "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (3.941 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.182 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.108 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with two-hour repeats of "Dateline NBC" (3.631 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.584 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.200 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.151 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) led into "Teen Choice 2017" (1.936 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) on FOX (2.016 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Candy Crush
+14.29% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
-15.79% - Big Brother 19

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
+25.00% - Teen Choice 2017 (vs. Various (Repeats))
-11.11% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-11.11% - Big Brother 19
-12.50% - $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 (8/14/16):

NBC (26.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime portion of the "Olympic Games Rio 2016" (26.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1).

ABC (4.392 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was king of the leftover audience with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.021 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.483 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.486 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "Match Game" (3.580 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.016 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.133 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "Big Brother 18" (5.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Madam Secretary" (2.390 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "BrainDead" (1.828 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.092 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.107 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), another "The Simpsons" (1.345 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.034 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.304 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.031 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on FOX (1.152 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - BrainDead
-21.43% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 7/31/16)
-25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 7/31/16)
-27.27% - Match Game (vs. 7/31/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
-10.00% - Big Brother 18
-15.38% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-30.77% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-57.14% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Cyber (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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