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[06/27/16 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Lineup Opens on Top
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 (6/26/16):

ABC (6.602 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top broadcast draw on Sunday with its "Fun and Games" lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.987 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.789 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (7.975 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "Match Game" (6.657 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

NBC (4.640 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its coverage of "U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving" (3.546 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming" (4.389 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "U.S. Gymnastics Championship: Women's" (5.313 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.350 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.318 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "Big Brother 18" (5.394 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2), "Madam Secretary" (2.715 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "American Gothic" (1.973 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

And finally, FOX (1.264 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with the departing "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" (0.977 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) followed by repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (1.051 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "The Simpsons" (1.558 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.186 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), "Family Guy" (1.598 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.215 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. 6/12/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - U.S. Gymnastics Championship: Women's (vs. I Can Do That! (Repeat)/American Odyssey)
+114.29% - Match Game (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+50.00% - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
+25.00% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming (vs. Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That)
+21.43% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
0.00% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving (vs. Dateline NBC)
-11.76% - Big Brother 18
-16.67% - Celebrity Family Feud


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/28/15):

ABC (5.163 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with a rebroadcast of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.372 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) followed by week two of "Celebrity Family Feud" (8.143 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "BattleBots" (4.854 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) plus a repeat "Castle" (3.283 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

CBS (5.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Big Brother 17" (5.707 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Madam Secretary" (4.160 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.997 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12).

Next up was NBC (3.304 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its quartet of "Dateline NBC" (4.650 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That" (3.809 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), a repeat "I Can Do That!" (2.543 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and the season finale of "American Odyssey" (2.215 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.870 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.730 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17), "The Simpsons" (1.549 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.229 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Family Guy" (1.796 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and a new "Golan the Insatiable" (1.145 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) on FOX (1.220 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. 6/14/15)
-20.00% - American Odyssey
-25.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-26.32% - BattleBots

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Wipeout)
+16.67% - BattleBots (vs. Rising Star)
+14.29% - Dateline NBC: My Kid Would Never Do That (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-5.56% - Big Brother 17
-44.44% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. American Dad (Repeat))
-63.64% - American Odyssey (vs. Last Comic Standing)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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