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[07/17/17 - 08:44 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Demo Race
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 (7/16/17):

CBS (4.545 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the sole demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.897 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Big Brother 19" (6.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.930 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.349 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

ABC (4.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.246 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.091 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.415 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.517 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was NBC (2.670 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (3.099 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) alongside encores of "The Wall" (2.216 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.684 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.735 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.908 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "The Simpsons" (1.250 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Family Guy" (1.390 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus a new "American Grit" (0.994 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) rounded out the night on FOX (1.045 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly
0.00% - American Grit
-11.11% - $100,000 Pyramid
-11.11% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
-15.38% - Celebrity Family Feud
-27.27% - Candy Crush

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
0.00% - Big Brother 19
-26.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-27.27% - American Grit (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-33.33% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)
-42.86% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
-42.86% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/17/16):

ABC (6.171 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was reclaimed the top spot on Sunday with a repeat "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.377 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) followed by originals from "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.478 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (7.019 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Match Game" (5.813 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

CBS (4.801 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.848 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Big Brother 18" (5.850 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Madam Secretary" (3.035 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Elementary" (2.472 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Next up was NBC (2.801 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and second runs of "Dateline NBC" (3.963 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Hollywood Game Night" (2.024 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.608 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

And finally, FOX (1.284 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.226 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.225 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (1.510 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.171 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.600 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) and "The Last Man on Earth" (0.676 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Match Game
-6.67% - $100,000 Pyramid

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
+7.69% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
0.00% - Big Brother 18
-25.00% - Celebrity Family Feud

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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