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[06/13/16 - 09:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos in Tight Race with CBS
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 (6/12/16):

NBC (4.955 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its duo of "Dateline NBC: On Assignment" (5.555 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (4.755 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

CBS (8.482 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with "60 Minutes" (7.731 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The 70th Annual Tony Awards" (8.732 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

Next up was ABC (4.774 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.251 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.610 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.072 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and a special "20/20: Massacre at the Nightclub - Terror in Orlando" (5.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

And finally, FOX (1.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with the return of "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (0.892 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), a second "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (0.813 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.483 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.261 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11), "Family Guy" (1.593 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.200 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
-25.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. 4/17/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (vs. Various)
+77.78% - The 70th Annual Tony Awards (vs. The 69th Annual Tony Awards (on 6/7/15))
+50.00% - Dateline NBC: On Assignment
-40.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - 7:00 (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-50.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - 7:30 (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-80.65% - 20/20: Massacre at the Nightclub - Terror in Orlando (vs. NBA Finals, Game 5)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/14/15):

ABC (14.929 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) towered over the competition on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (8.353 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "NBA Countdown" (9.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 5" (16.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.2, #1).

NBC (3.735 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then claimed a distant second place with its quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.138 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That" (4.377 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "AD: The Bible Continues" (4.004 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "American Odyssey" (2.421 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

Next up was FOX (1.587 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.337 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.505 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "The Simpsons" (1.887 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.558 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.858 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and a new "Golan the Insatiable" (1.374 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (7.458 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Madam Secretary" (4.553 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16), "The Good Wife" (3.259 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T16) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.751 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) on CBS (4.755 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Golan the Insatiable
+25.00% - American Odyssey
+14.29% - Dateline NBC
+1.64% - NBA Finals, Game 5
0.00% - NBA Countdown
0.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues
-10.00% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.00% - NBA Countdown
+28.57% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+12.50% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
+3.33% - NBA Finals, Game 5
0.00% - AD: The Bible Continues (vs. Believe)
-27.27% - Dateline NBC (vs. PGA Overrun)
-28.57% - American Odyssey (vs. Crisis)
-33.33% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. American Dad (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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