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[07/11/16 - 09:00 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: U.S. Olympic Trials Hand Another Victory to NBC
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/10/16):

NBC (7.042 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) got another boost on Sunday with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field" (4.909 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and "U.S. Olympic Trials: Gymnastics" (8.322 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

ABC (6.094 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.276 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.327 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (7.083 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Match Game" (5.691 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.538 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (7.052 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "Big Brother 18" (5.649 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "Madam Secretary" (2.934 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Elementary" (2.516 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, FOX (1.361 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with a full hour "LPGA Overrun" (1.683 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) alongside repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.418 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.026 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.348 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.005 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Celebrity Family Feud
+25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
+23.08% - Big Brother 18
+9.09% - Match Game

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+140.00% - Match Game (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+120.00% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field (vs. Hollywood Game Night (Repeat))
+118.18% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Gymnastics (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
+15.38% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
-15.79% - Big Brother 18
-28.57% - Celebrity Family Feud


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/12/15):

ABC (5.188 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.950 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (8.598 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "BattleBots" (4.169 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and "Castle" (3.034 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

CBS (5.168 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.443 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Big Brother 17" (5.812 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), "Madam Secretary" (3.648 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.768 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was NBC (3.347 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with rebroadcasts of "Hollywood Game Night" (2.177 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" (3.737 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.896 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), another "Bob's Burgers" (1.012 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), "The Simpsons" (1.490 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.189 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Family Guy" (1.583 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) and a new "Golan the Insatiable" (1.131 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) on FOX (1.217 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
+18.75% - Big Brother 17
+8.33% - BattleBots
0.00% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. 6/28/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.54% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Wipeout)
-7.14% - BattleBots (vs. Rising Star)
-9.52% - Big Brother 17
-44.44% - Golan the Insatiable (vs. American Dad (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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