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[08/03/15 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Holds Off "Bachelor in Paradise" Return
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 (8/2/15):

CBS (5.417 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Big Brother 17" (6.260 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Madam Secretary" (3.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "CSI: Cyber" (3.565 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

ABC (3.573 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.943 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) followed by the season premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.583 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and a new "Save My Life: Boston Trauma" (3.185 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

Next up was NBC (3.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with encores of "America's Got Talent" (3.105 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "American Ninja Warrior" (3.308 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.421 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.247 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "The Simpsons" (1.791 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.411 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.610 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.251 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) on FOX (1.455 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 17
-11.11% - Save My Life: Boston Trauma

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Wipeout/Rising Star)
-5.26% - Big Brother 17
-11.11% - Save My Life: Boston Trauma (vs. Rising Star)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/3/14):

NBC (6.697 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its presentations of "Wrestlemania 30" (3.901 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and the "NFL Hall of Fame Game" (7.628 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1).

CBS (6.160 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.798 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Big Brother 16" (6.672 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Unforgettable" (5.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Reckless" (4.403 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13).

Next up was ABC (3.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its combination of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.830 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Wipeout" (3.650 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and a special two-hour "Rising Star" (3.530 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "American Dad" (1.289 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15), "Bob's Burgers" (1.433 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.292 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), another "The Simpsons" (2.418 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Family Guy" (2.524 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and another "American Dad" (2.113 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) on FOX (2.012 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) closed out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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