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[09/04/17 - 08:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Competition with College Football Special
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/3/17):

ABC (4.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with "The ABC Fall Preview Special" (2.802 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "College Football: West Virginia at Virginia Tech" (4.443 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

CBS (4.766 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.925 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Big Brother 19" (5.600 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.076 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.466 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.749 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its special coverage of "College Football: Texas A&M at UCLA" (2.749 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, NBC (2.060 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) rounded out the night with "Do Your Job Part 2: Bill Belichick and the 2016 Patriots" (1.489 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) followed by encores of "America's Got Talent" (2.204 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.274 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Big Brother 19

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.08% - Big Brother 19
-45.45% - The ABC Fall Preview Special
-60.00% - College Football: West Virginia at Virginia Tech
-62.50% - Do Your Job Part 2: Bill Belichick and the 2016 Patriots (vs. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darlington)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/4/16):

ABC (9.344 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) surged to the top spot on Sunday with its special presentations of the "The ABC Fall Preview Special" (4.702 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "College Football: Notre Dame at Texas" (10.007 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1).

NBC (4.337 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two draw with its coverage of "NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darlington" (4.337 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.428 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.221 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Big Brother 18" (5.219 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Madam Secretary" (2.941 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "BrainDead" (2.333 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.085 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.118 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "The Simpsons" (1.278 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.198 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Family Guy" (1.403 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.053 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) on FOX (1.189 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - BrainDead
-35.00% - Big Brother 18

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+83.33% - The ABC Fall Preview Special (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-18.75% - Big Brother 18
-40.00% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Cyber (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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