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[07/03/17 - 08:39 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Helps CBS Top Charts
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 (7/2/17):

CBS (4.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Sunday with a repeat of "60 Minutes" (5.482 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) alongside a new "Big Brother 19" (5.231 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and second runs of "Madam Secretary" (3.085 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.622 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

ABC (3.882 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) however split the demo crown with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.901 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.542 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (3.694 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.393 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) repeats.

Next up was NBC (2.771 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with rebroadcasts of "Dateline NBC" (3.727 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "The Wall" (2.361 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.499 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.776 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.856 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), "The Simpsons" (1.226 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Family Guy" (1.301 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a new "American Grit" (1.061 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Grit

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Big Brother 19
-20.00% - American Grit (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/3/16):

ABC (5.474 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.459 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by week two of "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (6.545 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "Match Game" (5.656 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

NBC (3.398 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two draw with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field/Swimming" (3.923 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a repeat "American Ninja Warrior" (2.874 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Next up was CBS (3.830 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.564 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Big Brother 18" (4.736 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1), "Madam Secretary" (2.614 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Elementary" (2.406 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

And finally, FOX (1.026 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.029 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (0.886 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (1.124 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.934 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.265 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and "The Last Man on Earth" (0.916 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-13.33% - Big Brother 18
-26.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-26.67% - Match Game
-29.41% - $100,000 Pyramid

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+175.00% - Match Game (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+6.67% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Track & Field/Swimming (vs. NASCAR Coke Zero 400)
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
-18.75% - Big Brother 18
-26.67% - Celebrity Family Feud

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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