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[08/15/16 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, Olympic Games Triumph Once Again
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 (8/14/16):

NBC (26.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime portion of the "Olympic Games Rio 2016" (26.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1).

ABC (4.392 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was king of the leftover audience with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.021 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.483 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.486 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and "Match Game" (3.580 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.016 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.133 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "Big Brother 18" (5.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Madam Secretary" (2.390 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "BrainDead" (1.828 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.092 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.107 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), another "The Simpsons" (1.345 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.034 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.304 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.031 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on FOX (1.152 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - BrainDead
-21.43% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 7/31/16)
-25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 7/31/16)
-27.27% - Match Game (vs. 7/31/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
-10.00% - Big Brother 18
-15.38% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-30.77% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-57.14% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Cyber (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/16/15):

CBS (6.766 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top draw on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (10.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "60 Minutes" (9.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Big Brother 17" (6.721 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "Madam Secretary" (3.984 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "CSI: Cyber" (3.824 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

ABC (4.027 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.856 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.964 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Save My Life: Boston Trauma" (3.323 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was FOX (2.295 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and repeats of "Family Guy" (1.460 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12), a second "Family Guy" (1.888 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and its annual presentation of "Teen Choice 2015" (2.606 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, NBC (2.614 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out evening with "Hollywood Game Night" (2.231 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), "Ed Sheeran: Live at Wembley Stadium" (2.090 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "American Ninja Warrior" (3.067 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Save My Life: Boston Trauma
+8.33% - Bachelor in Paradise
-4.76% - Big Brother 17

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Wipeout/Rising Star)
+16.67% - Save My Life: Boston Trauma (vs. Castle (Repeat))
0.00% - Teen Choice 2015 (vs. Teen Choice 2014 on 8/10/14)
-4.76% - Big Brother 17
-28.57% - Ed Sheeran: Live at Wembley Stadium (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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