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[08/19/19 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Pushes FOX in Front
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/18/19):

FOX (3.752 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) pulled into the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (2.302 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), another "Last Man Standing" (2.764 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and primetime coverage of "NFL Preseason: Seattle at Minnesota" (4.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

CBS (4.666 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "60 Minutes" (6.962 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Big Brother 21" (5.039 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "Instinct" (3.591 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and another "Instinct" (3.070 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

Next up was ABC (4.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.398 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) followed by originals from "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.955 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.354 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.378 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.280 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "America's Got Talent" (2.500 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "America's Got Talent" (2.609 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Bring the Funny" (1.510 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.772 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.827 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15), "Masters of Illusion" (0.738 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and another "Masters of Illusion" (0.695 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Instinct - 9:00
+8.33% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 7/28/19)
0.00% - Instinct - 10:00
-14.29% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-16.67% - To Tell the Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Instinct - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-16.67% - To Tell the Truth
-18.75% - Big Brother 21
-25.00% - Instinct - 10:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-25.00% - The $100,000 Pyramid


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/19/18):

CBS (4.559 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Big Brother 20" (5.779 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.084 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.218 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

ABC (4.280 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.519 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.594 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) plus new episodes of "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.534 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.475 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was NBC (3.361 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (4.070 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "U.S. Gymnastics Championships" (3.095 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Shades of Blue" (3.186 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, "PGA Overrun" (0.570 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #17) and repeats of "The Simpsons" (0.831 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), another "The Simpsons" (1.366 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (1.239 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Family Guy" (1.514 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and another "Bob's Burgers" (1.385 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) rounded out the night on FOX (1.151 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 7/1/18)
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-11.11% - Big Brother 20
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. U.S. Gymnastics Championships)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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