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[07/08/19 - 08:13 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Game Show Lineup Lifts ABC
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 (7/7/19):

ABC (4.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) closed the holiday weekend on top with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.243 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.836 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.718 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

NBC (3.255 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was a close second with its encores of "America's Got Talent" (3.141 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "America's Got Talent: Best of Auditions" (3.370 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.331 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (6.682 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Big Brother 21" (4.403 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Instinct" (3.379 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "The Good Fight" (2.859 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.860 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up repeats of "MasterChef" (0.781 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Spin the Wheel" (1.038 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Family Guy" (0.882 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) alongside a new "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.640 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, a new "Burder of Truth" (0.486 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) plus repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.475 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.571 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.505 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The $100,000 Pyramid
+12.50% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - Burder of Truth
-33.33% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-12.50% - To Tell the Truth
-18.18% - Celebrity Family Feud
-23.08% - Big Brother 21
-25.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-50.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (vs. Ghosted)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/8/18):

ABC (4.914 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.409 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.252 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.054 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.941 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

CBS (4.796 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.273 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Big Brother 20" (5.116 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.361 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.435 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Next up was NBC (2.970 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with the relocated "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (1.922 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15), a repeat "America's Got Talent" (3.518 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a new "Shades of Blue" (2.922 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, FOX (1.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "One Strange Rock" (0.868 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16), "The Simpsons" (1.299 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.158 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.401 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus a new "Ghosted" (1.047 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 6/24/18)
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Ghosted (vs. 6/24/18)
-8.33% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 6/24/18)
-10.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
-50.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. 7/2/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ghosted (vs. American Grit)
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
-11.11% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-15.38% - Celebrity Family Feud
-25.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly)
-27.78% - Big Brother 20
-28.57% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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