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[07/29/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Viewers, Demos with Game Show Lineup
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 (7/28/19):

ABC (4.540 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.126 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.874 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.580 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

CBS (4.315 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was a close second with its combination of "60 Minutes" (6.627 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Big Brother 21" (4.390 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Instinct" (3.353 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "The Good Fight" (2.890 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

Next up was NBC (2.069 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with a repeat "Hollywood Game Night" (1.525 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) followed by coverage of the "U.S. Track & Field" (1.536 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and an encore of "America's Got Talent" (2.607 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.901 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.804 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17), another "Last Man Standing" (0.954 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "The Simpsons" (0.886 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (0.892 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "Family Guy" (1.135 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and a new "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.734 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

And finally, The CW (0.311 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Pandora" (0.356 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and another "Pandora" (0.265 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage
-9.09% - Big Brother 21
-11.11% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth
-25.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
-28.57% - Big Brother 21
-50.00% - U.S. Track & Field (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-60.00% - 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 (7/29/18):

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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