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[08/07/17 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Take Home Demo Crown
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/6/17):

CBS (4.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Big Brother 19" (6.567 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.194 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.078 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

ABC (4.762 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.910 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.303 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.434 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.137 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Dateline NBC" (3.958 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "The Wall" (2.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.889 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.837 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and another "Bob's Burgers" (0.872 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) led into a new "American Grit" (0.916 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and the season finale of "American Grit" (1.133 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on FOX (0.968 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - American Grit
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 7/23/17)
-12.50% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
-16.67% - Candy Crush

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
+66.67% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
+40.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
+26.67% - Big Brother 19
+16.67% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid (Repeat))
0.00% - American Grit - 9:00 (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-14.29% - American Grit - 8:00 (vs. The Simpons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeats))


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/7/16):

NBC (29.672 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.0, #1) dominated the competition on Sunday with night three of its "Olympic Games Rio 2016" (29.672 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.0, #1) coverage.

A distant silver then went to CBS (3.705 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.593 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Big Brother 18" (5.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Madam Secretary" (2.236 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "BrainDead" (1.756 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Next up was ABC (3.210 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.047 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.683 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.436 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Match Game" (2.674 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, FOX (0.993 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.087 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (0.965 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), another "The Simpsons" (1.104 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.872 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.110 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "The Last Man on Earth" (0.822 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-6.25% - Big Brother 18
-40.00% - BrainDead

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-28.57% - Big Brother 18
-50.00% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Cyber (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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