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[07/01/19 - 08:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Game Shows Hold Off New 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 20 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/30/19):

ABC (4.374 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) scored the demo crown on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.949 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) alongside new episodes of "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.891 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.603 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "To Tell the Truth" (4.055 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

CBS (4.498 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then snagged the silver with its combination of "60 Minutes" (6.812 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Big Brother 21" (4.481 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Instinct" (3.595 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "The Good Fight" (3.103 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

Next up was NBC (2.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.638 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "America's Got Talent" (3.326 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "New Amsterdam" (2.154 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.957 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its primetime "PGA Overrun" (0.957 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17), followed by repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.753 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.059 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.075 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Family Guy" (1.088 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) plus the launch of "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.809 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.517 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with a new "Burder of Truth" (0.547 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) followed by repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.408 million viewers, #20; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.564 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 6/16/19)
+16.67% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 6/16/19)
0.00% - Burder of Truth
-20.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 6/9/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - To Tell the Truth (vs. To Tell the Truth (Repeat))
0.00% - The $100,000 Pyramid (vs. $100,000 Pyramid (Repeat))
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
-16.67% - Big Brother 21
-25.00% - Instinct
-57.14% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/1/18):

ABC (3.897 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held off the demo competition on Sunday despite an all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.099 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.567 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.668 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.256 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

CBS (4.510 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.853 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Big Brother 20" (4.886 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), the season finale of "Instinct" (4.456 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and an encore of "Salvation" (1.846 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16).

Next up was NBC (3.729 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (3.795 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), a repeat "America's Got Talent" (3.843 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a new "Shades of Blue" (3.437 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (1.011 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15), "The Simpsons" (1.347 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.330 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Family Guy" (1.639 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and another "Bob's Burgers" (1.597 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) rounded out the night on FOX (1.322 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Shades of Blue
-20.00% - Instinct

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Instinct (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-14.29% - Big Brother 20
-16.67% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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