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[08/28/17 - 08:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Lifts NBC to Top Spot in 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/27/17):

NBC (6.238 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with its coverage of "NFL Preseason: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings" (6.416 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2). Leading off the night was a repeat of "Dateline NBC" (5.705 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Second place then went to FOX (2.593 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (5.166 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.526 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "The Simpsons" (2.231 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "Family Guy" (1.997 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), another "The Simpsons" (1.854 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and another "Family Guy" (1.781 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was ABC (5.134 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.356 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.386 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.318 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.477 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

And finally, CBS (4.653 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) rounded out the night with "60 Minutes" (7.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Big Brother 19" (6.350 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.261 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.911 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 8/6/17)
0.00% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - Candy Crush

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
-10.00% - Big Brother 19
-20.00% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-22.22% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/28/16):

NBC (5.020 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was back in front among adults 18-49 with its specials "The Timeline" (3.322 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "NFL Preseason: Cincinnati at Jacksonville" (5.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

FOX (2.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the number two draw with its mix of "NFL Overrun" (5.452 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "The Simpsons" (3.350 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), another "The Simpsons" (2.557 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.724 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Family Guy" (2.034 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "The Last Man on Earth" (1.464 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

Next up was CBS (5.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its quartet of "60 Minutes" (7.832 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Big Brother 18" (6.811 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "Madam Secretary" (3.249 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) and "BrainDead" (2.270 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

And finally, ABC (4.471 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening with its lineup of "We Day" (1.857 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.669 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.561 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Match Game" (4.798 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Big Brother 18
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - Match Game
0.00% - BrainDead
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Match Game (vs. Save My Life: Boston Trauma)
-4.76% - Big Brother 18
-23.08% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-23.08% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-40.00% - BrainDead (vs. CSI: Cyber (Repeat))
-66.67% - We Day (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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