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[08/13/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA Overrun Pushes CBS Into Top Spot
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/12/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some PGA Championship overrun on CBS is included here but will be excluded from Officials.]

CBS (5.437 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) got a PGA boost on Sunday to its lineup of "60 Minutes" (8.761 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Big Brother 20" (6.518 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.481 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and a special "Elementary" (2.990 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

ABC (4.669 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.669 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.684 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.635 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.689 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.469 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "Little Big Shots" (3.164 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "America's Got Talent" (3.744 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) plus a new "Shades of Blue" (3.222 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.708 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "The Simpsons" (0.930 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) led into the "Teen Choice 2018" (1.011 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on FOX (0.947 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) to round out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-6.25% - Big Brother 20
-50.00% - Teen Choice 2018


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/13/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some high rated local pre-season NFL games on ABC and FOX are included here but will be excluded from Officials.]

CBS (4.881 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) continued its seven-week demo win streak on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (6.615 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "60 Minutes" (6.890 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Big Brother 19" (5.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.491 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.931 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14).

ABC (4.346 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.654 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.608 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) alongside new episodes of "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (3.941 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.182 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.108 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with two-hour repeats of "Dateline NBC" (3.631 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.584 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "The Simpsons" (2.200 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Bob's Burgers" (2.151 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) led into "Teen Choice 2017" (1.936 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) on FOX (2.016 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Candy Crush
+14.29% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
-15.79% - Big Brother 19

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
+25.00% - Teen Choice 2017 (vs. Various (Repeats))
-11.11% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-11.11% - Big Brother 19
-12.50% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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