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[07/24/17 - 08:22 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off ABC, NBC in Adults 18-49 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 (7/23/17):

CBS (4.753 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held off the competition on Sunday with its summer mix of "60 Minutes" (7.315 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Big Brother 19" (6.052 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.387 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.259 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

ABC (4.796 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was a close second with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.525 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.087 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.291 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.280 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was NBC (4.117 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with a full two hours of "NASCAR Overrun" (5.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) followed by "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (2.711 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and the season finale of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" (1.914 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.825 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.918 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "The Simpsons" (1.241 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Family Guy" (1.355 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and a new "American Grit" (1.128 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) on FOX (1.099 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly
0.00% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - American Grit
-37.50% - Candy Crush

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
-5.26% - Big Brother 19
-21.43% - Celebrity Family Feud
-27.27% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)
-28.57% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-28.57% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-33.33% - American Grit (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-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 (7/24/16):

ABC (5.931 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.052 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) followed by originals from "Celebrity Family Feud" (7.487 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (6.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "Match Game" (5.482 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

CBS (4.763 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Big Brother 18" (6.267 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Madam Secretary" (2.929 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and the relocated "BrainDead" (2.258 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #17).

Next up was NBC (2.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "Dateline NBC" (3.895 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), "Hollywood Game Night" (1.911 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.524 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, FOX (1.353 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "The Simpsons" (1.233 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15), "Bob's Burgers" (1.202 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (1.659 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.194 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.314 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
-6.67% - Celebrity Family Feud
-8.33% - Match Game
-25.00% - BrainDead (vs. 7/11/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
+5.56% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. BattleBots)
-30.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-50.00% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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