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[08/06/18 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off the Competition 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/5/18):

ABC (4.744 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held off the competition on Sunday with its unscripted mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.513 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.817 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.860 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.785 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

CBS (4.710 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a close second with "60 Minutes" (7.405 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Big Brother 20" (5.548 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "Bull" (2.816 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.071 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was NBC (2.822 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its lineup of "Making It" (1.766 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12), "America's Got Talent" (3.344 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and a new "Shades of Blue" (2.833 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, "One Strange Rock" (0.791 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "2018 iHeartCountry Festival" (1.710 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) on FOX (1.403 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 7/22/18)
-20.00% - Shades of Blue

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
+14.29% - 2018 iHeartCountry Festival (vs. American Grit)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
-21.05% - Big Brother 20
-42.86% - Shades of Blue (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/6/17):

CBS (4.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Big Brother 19" (6.567 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Candy Crush" (2.194 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.078 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

ABC (4.762 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its quartet of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.910 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Steve Harvey's Funderdome" (4.303 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and "$100,000 Pyramid" (4.434 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.137 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "Dateline NBC" (3.958 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "The Wall" (2.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "American Ninja Warrior" (2.889 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.837 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and another "Bob's Burgers" (0.872 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) led into a new "American Grit" (0.916 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and the season finale of "American Grit" (1.133 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on FOX (0.968 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - Big Brother 19
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - American Grit
-9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. 7/23/17)
-12.50% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome
-16.67% - Candy Crush

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeat))
+66.67% - Candy Crush (vs. Madam Secretary (Repeat))
+40.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Match Game (Repeat))
+26.67% - Big Brother 19
+16.67% - Steve Harvey's Funderdome (vs. $100,000 Pyramid (Repeat))
0.00% - American Grit - 9:00 (vs. Family Guy/The Last Man on Earth (Repeats))
-14.29% - American Grit - 8:00 (vs. The Simpons/Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeats))

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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