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[07/20/20 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats Hold Onto Top Spots for ABC
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 (7/19/20):

ABC (3.505 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday despite an all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.115 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1), "Press Your Luck" (2.850 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Match Game" (2.782 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

CBS (3.355 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) then was the silver draw with a full hour of "PGA Overrun" (5.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) followed by "60 Minutes" (3.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and repeats of "Tough as Nails" (1.893 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.548 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Next up was NBC (1.898 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with encores of "Cannonball" (2.205 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "The Titan Games" (1.445 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "America's Got Talent" (1.971 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.742 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) again served up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.973 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17), "Duncanville" (0.558 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "The Simpsons" (0.771 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Bless the Harts" (0.537 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), "Bob's Burgers" (0.707 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Family Guy" (0.904 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.396 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with second runs of "DC's Stargirl" (0.366 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.426 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-40.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
--72.73% - 60 Minutes (vs. Big Brother 21)


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/21/19):

ABC (4.493 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" (4.194 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.502 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.659 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.616 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

CBS (4.231 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Big Brother 21" (4.356 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "Instinct" (3.341 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Good Fight" (2.777 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

Next up was NBC (2.342 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.507 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), "America's Got Talent" (2.931 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Bring the Funny" (1.996 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.945 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), another "Last Man Standing" (1.075 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.117 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.295 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) plus a new "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.715 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

And finally, the season finale of "Burder of Truth" (0.612 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and an encore of "Pandora" (0.424 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.518 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Celebrity Family Feud
+10.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - Burder of Truth
-12.50% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth
-33.33% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-18.18% - Celebrity Family Feud
-21.43% - Big Brother 21
-22.22% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-25.00% - To Tell the Truth
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. TKO: Total Knock Out)
-50.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (vs. Ghosted)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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