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[06/24/19 - 08:21 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with "Highwire Live in Times Square"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/23/19):

ABC (4.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) scored the demo crown on Sunday with its two-hour special "Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda" (5.248 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) bookended by repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.938 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Holey Moley" (3.495 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

NBC (2.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.803 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "America's Got Talent" (3.401 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and "New Amsterdam" (2.163 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

Next up was CBS (5.104 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with second runs of "60 Minutes" (6.986 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), another "60 Minutes" (6.140 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "The Good Fight" (3.723 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and another "The Good Fight" (3.565 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.147 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a special "FOX PBC Fight Night" (1.147 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, a new "Burder of Truth" (0.471 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.431 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.519 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.473 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Burder of Truth

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - FOX PBC Fight Night (vs. Various)
-27.27% - Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda (vs. Celebrity Family Feud/$100,000 Pyramid)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/24/18):

ABC (5.227 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held onto the top spot on Sunday with its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.379 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (6.459 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.555 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "To Tell the Truth" (4.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

NBC (3.643 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (3.462 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), an encore of "America's Got Talent" (3.986 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "Shades of Blue" (3.138 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was CBS (4.891 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (7.435 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), a new "Instinct" (5.570 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and a repeats of "SWAT" (3.289 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.268 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (0.904 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16), "The Simpsons" (1.256 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Bob's Burgers" (1.147 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Family Guy" (1.295 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a new "Ghosted" (1.114 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) rounded out the night on FOX (1.103 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Instinct
+11.11% - $100,000 Pyramid
+9.09% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Shades of Blue
-20.00% - Ghosted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Instinct (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+25.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Little Big Shots: Forever Young (Repeat))
0.00% - Ghosted (vs. American Grit)
-9.09% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
-14.29% - Celebrity Family Feud
-27.27% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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