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[06/17/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from Final Round of U.S. Open Championship
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/16/19):

FOX (6.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) got another boost on Sunday thanks to its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Open Championship: Final Round" (6.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

ABC (3.600 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.497 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) followed by "President Trump: 30 Hours - A Special Edition of 20/20" (3.914 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (3.443 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was CBS (4.465 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.052 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), another "60 Minutes" (4.672 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8), "The Good Fight" (3.519 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and another "The Good Fight" (3.616 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.500 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up its mix of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.525 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), "America's Got Talent" (3.188 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and "New Amsterdam" (2.097 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) repeats.

And finally, a new "Burder of Truth" (0.443 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.434 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.550 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.468 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Burder of Truth
-25.00% - To Tell the Truth
-33.33% - The $100,000 Pyramid

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+160.00% - U.S. Open Championship: Final Round (vs. Various)
-25.00% - To Tell the Truth
-33.33% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-45.45% - President Trump: 30 Hours - A Special Edition of 20/20 (vs. Celebrity Family Feud)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/17/18):

ABC (4.631 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was still the top draw on Sunday with its mix of an "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.715 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) repeat and originals from "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.830 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.088 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.894 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

NBC (3.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then took home the silver with "Dateline NBC" (4.035 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), a repeat "America's Got Talent" (3.777 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and the return of "Shades of Blue" (3.506 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was FOX (1.600 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its lineup of "One Strange Rock" (1.928 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "The Simpsons" (1.596 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.393 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.452 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "Ghosted" (1.301 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, "60 Minutes" (6.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), a new "Instinct" (5.255 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and repeats of "SEAL Team" (3.175 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.319 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) rounded out the evening on CBS (4.519 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Ghosted
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-11.11% - To Tell the Truth
-20.00% - Instinct (vs. 6/3/18)
-25.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
-35.29% - Celebrity Family Feud

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ghosted (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (Repeat))
-10.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
-11.11% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
-20.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-21.43% - Celebrity Family Feud

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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