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[08/03/20 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Gets Boost from NBA 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/2/20):

ABC (2.532 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) led the demo race on Sunday thanks to a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.751 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and the primetime portion of "NBA Special: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets" (2.126 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

CBS (3.724 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) took home the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Tough as Nails" (2.301 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.960 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Next up was NBC (1.910 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with encores of "Cannonball" (2.127 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "The Titan Games" (1.630 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "America's Got Talent" (1.941 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.747 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) served up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.920 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "Duncanville" (0.465 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15), "The Simpsons" (0.872 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "Bless the Harts" (0.564 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (0.762 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Family Guy" (0.896 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, The CW (0.328 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with the premieres of "Fridge Wars" (0.432 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Taskmaster" (0.224 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Taskmaster (vs. Pandora (Repeat))
-12.50% - NBA Special: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets (vs. CMA Fest 2019)
-50.00% - Fridge Wars (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/4/19):

ABC (4.598 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday thanks to a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.324 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and the "CMA Fest 2019" (4.689 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

CBS (4.114 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.297 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "Big Brother 21" (4.308 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "Instinct" (3.141 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "The Good Fight" (2.710 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Next up was NBC (2.299 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.547 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "America's Got Talent" (2.944 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Bring the Funny" (1.760 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.924 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up second runs of "Last Man Standing" (0.802 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), another "Last Man Standing" (0.976 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "The Simpsons" (0.976 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (0.903 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.161 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) plus a new "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.725 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.471 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with encores of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.672 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Pandora" (0.271 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - CMA Fest 2019 (vs. 8/8/18)
-25.00% - Instinct (vs. Bull (Repeat))
-26.67% - Big Brother 21
-50.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (vs. 2018 iHeartCountry Festival)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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