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[07/30/18 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
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 (7/29/18):

ABC (4.315 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held off the demo competition on Sunday with its unscripted lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.316 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.747 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.459 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.739 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

CBS (4.527 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (6.827 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Big Brother 20" (5.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.831 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.039 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.487 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) served up encores of "Little Big Shots" (3.171 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "America's Got Talent" (3.896 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) plus a new "Shades of Blue" (2.985 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, second runs of "One Strange Rock" (0.899 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16), "The Simpsons" (1.168 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.077 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.349 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and another "Bob's Burgers" (1.282 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) on FOX (1.112 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - Shades of Blue
-11.11% - $100,000 Pyramid
-12.50% - To Tell the Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-16.67% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-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 (7/30/17):

CBS (4.565 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was once again the demo champ on Sunday with its mix "60 Minutes" (6.039 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Big Brother 19" (6.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.614 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.242 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

ABC (4.256 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.792 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by new episodes of "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (3.947 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.029 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.642 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its lineup of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" (3.511 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "The Wall" (2.311 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.374 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.850 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), another "Bob's Burgers" (0.900 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.363 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.374 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) plus a new "American Grit" (1.211 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the night on FOX (1.152 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Candy Crush
0.00% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
0.00% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly
0.00% - American Grit
-12.50% - $100,000 Pyramid

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Big Brother 19
-14.29% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
-16.67% - Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
-33.33% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-33.33% - American Grit (vs. Teen Choice 2016)
-36.36% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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