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[08/11/14 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA Overrun Sparks Big CBS Victory
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/10/14):

CBS (9.025 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) surged to the top spot on Sunday thanks to a two-hour "PGA Overrun" (11.643 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) followed by a repeat "60 Minutes" (7.440 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and a new "Big Brother 16" (5.375 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

ABC (3.653 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then took home the silver with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.501 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Wipeout" (3.210 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Rising Star" (2.920 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Castle" (3.983 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was NBC (3.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (3.004 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) adn "America's Got Talent" (3.552 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "American Dad" (1.289 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Simpsons" (1.867 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) led into the network's annual "Teen Choice 2014" (2.573 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) on FOX (2.241 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/11/13):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to PGA Golf overrun, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. 60 Minutes began at 7:09 pm with prime sliding.]

CBS (6.872 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 15" (7.215 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "Unforgettable" (6.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "The Mentalist" (5.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

ABC (3.815 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two network with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.388 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Secret Millionaire" (4.564 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Whodunnit?" (3.256 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and "Castle" (3.051 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Next up was FOX (2.415 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with repeats of "Family Guy" (1.759 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), another "Family Guy" (2.206 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) plus its annual "Teen Choice 2013" (2.632 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "America's Got Talent" (2.386 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) alongside a new "Crossing Lines" (2.471 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T14) on NBC (2.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Whodunnit?
+8.33% - Unforgettable
0.00% - Big Brother 15
0.00% - Crossing Lines (vs. 7/28/12)
-16.67% - Secret Millionaire

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Unforgettable (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
+29.41% - Big Brother 15
+22.22% - Whodunnit? (vs. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition)
0.00% - Secret Millionaire
-43.04% - Teen Choice 2013 (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat)/The Cleveland Show (Repeat)/Family Guy (Repeat)/American Dad (Repeat))
-94.51% - Crossing Lines (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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