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[07/15/19 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Is Tops in Both Viewers, Demos
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/14/19):

ABC (4.450 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.716 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) followed by originals from "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.977 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (5.008 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "To Tell the Truth" (4.102 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

CBS (4.294 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its combination of "60 Minutes" (6.233 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Big Brother 21" (4.286 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Instinct" (3.581 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Good Fight" (3.076 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

Next up was NBC (2.307 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "America's Got Talent" (2.766 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Bring the Funny" (2.259 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "New Amsterdam" (1.437 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.011 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.902 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), another "Last Man Standing" (1.052 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.126 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.103 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Family Guy" (1.143 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and a new "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.741 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, a new "Burder of Truth" (0.512 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) and a repeat "The 100" (0.252 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T18) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.382 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage
0.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - The $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - Burder of Truth
-22.22% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-12.50% - To Tell the Truth
-25.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-28.57% - Big Brother 21
-30.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-40.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (vs. Ghosted)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/15/18):

ABC (5.050 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) edged out the competition on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.620 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.304 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.168 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (4.110 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

CBS (4.627 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with "60 Minutes" (7.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Big Brother 20" (5.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.156 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and another "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.067 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

Next up was NBC (3.257 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with the season finale of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (2.043 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), a repeat "America's Got Talent" (3.864 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a new "Shades of Blue" (3.259 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (1.314 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "The Simpsons" (1.527 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.445 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.647 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a new "Ghosted" (1.325 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) rounded out the night on FOX (1.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ghosted
+7.69% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Shades of Blue
0.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ghosted (vs. American Grit)
+12.50% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud
-16.67% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-22.22% - Big Brother 20
-25.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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