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[07/16/18 - 08:29 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with Game Show Lineup
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 (7/15/18):

ABC (5.050 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) edged out the competition on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.620 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.304 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.168 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (4.110 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

CBS (4.627 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with "60 Minutes" (7.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Big Brother 20" (5.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.156 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.067 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Next up was NBC (3.257 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with the season finale of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (2.043 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), a repeat "America's Got Talent" (3.864 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a new "Shades of Blue" (3.259 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (1.314 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "The Simpsons" (1.527 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.445 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.647 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a new "Ghosted" (1.325 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) rounded out the night on FOX (1.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ghosted
+7.69% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ghosted (vs. American Grit)
+12.50% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud
-16.67% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-22.22% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/16/17):

CBS (4.545 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the sole demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.897 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Big Brother 19" (6.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.930 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.349 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

ABC (4.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.246 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.091 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.415 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.517 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was NBC (2.670 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (3.099 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) alongside encores of "The Wall" (2.216 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.684 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.735 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.908 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "The Simpsons" (1.250 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Family Guy" (1.390 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus a new "American Grit" (0.994 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) rounded out the night on FOX (1.045 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly
0.00% - American Grit
-11.11% - $100,000 Pyramid
-11.11% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
-15.38% - Celebrity Family Feud
-27.27% - Candy Crush

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
0.00% - Big Brother 19
-26.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-27.27% - American Grit (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-33.33% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)
-42.86% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
-42.86% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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