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[08/10/20 - 08:22 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA Championship Leads CBS to Victory
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/9/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

CBS (4.607 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its primetime portion of the "PGA Championship" (5.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) followed by "60 Minutes" (4.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Big Brother 22" (3.109 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

ABC (3.600 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) had to settle for second with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.364 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.378 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Press Your Luck" (3.122 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Match Game" (2.535 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

Next up was NBC (1.732 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with encores of "Cannonball" (1.754 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "The Titan Games" (1.299 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "America's Got Talent: 15th Anniversary Special" (1.937 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.688 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) offered up its own repeat mix of "Last Man Standing" (0.864 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15), "Duncanville" (0.488 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15), "The Simpsons" (0.672 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Bless the Harts" (0.564 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (0.711 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Family Guy" (0.831 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

And finally, week two of "Fridge Wars" (0.396 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.253 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.324 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Fridge Wars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Big Brother 22 (vs. Instinct)
+50.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. Instinct)
-50.00% - Fridge Wars (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/11/19):

CBS (4.539 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Sunday thanks to its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.565 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7), "Big Brother 21" (4.695 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Instinct" (3.539 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and a second "Instinct" (3.358 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Sharing in the demo honors was ABC (4.398 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.302 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.747 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) followed by new episodes of "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.653 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.889 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was NBC (2.143 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its combination of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.620 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), the "U.S. Gymnastics Championships" (2.777 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Bring the Funny" (1.398 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.730 million viewers, #T4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.812 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Family Guy" (0.683 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) plus its annual "Teen Choice 2019" (0.721 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.730 million viewers, #T4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) closed out the night with encores of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.750 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Pandora" (0.709 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Instinct
+9.09% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 7/28/19)
-12.50% - The $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 7/28/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-12.50% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth
-14.29% - U.S. Gymnastics Championships (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-20.00% - Big Brother 21
-25.00% - Instinct - 10:00 (vs. Elementary)
-33.33% - Teen Choice 2019
-50.00% - Instinct - 9:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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