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[07/23/18 - 08:23 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Its Demo Win Streak
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 (7/22/18):

ABC (4.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ for the eighth consecutive week with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.305 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.993 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.080 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.890 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

CBS (4.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a tight second with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.476 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Big Brother 20" (5.441 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "TKO: Total Knock Out" (1.933 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.592 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

Next up was NBC (3.614 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with encores of "Little Big Shots" (3.124 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "America's Got Talent" (4.113 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) plus a new "Shades of Blue" (3.106 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (0.936 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.247 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.206 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.358 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and the finale to "Ghosted" (1.141 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) rounded out the evening on FOX (1.137 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Shades of Blue
-20.00% - Ghosted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge)
0.00% - Ghosted (vs. American Grit)
-22.22% - Big Brother 20


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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