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[07/22/19 - 08:34 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins with Game Show Lineup
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/21/19):

ABC (4.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its usual mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.194 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.502 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "The $100,000 Pyramid" (4.659 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.616 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

CBS (4.231 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was the silver draw with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.451 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Big Brother 21" (4.356 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "Instinct" (3.341 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Good Fight" (2.777 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

Next up was NBC (2.342 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.507 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), "America's Got Talent" (2.931 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Bring the Funny" (1.996 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.024 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.945 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), another "Last Man Standing" (1.075 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.117 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.000 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Family Guy" (1.295 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) plus a new "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.715 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15).

And finally, the season finale of "Burder of Truth" (0.612 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and an encore of "Pandora" (0.424 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.518 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Celebrity Family Feud
+10.00% - Big Brother 21
0.00% - Instinct
0.00% - Burder of Truth
-12.50% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-14.29% - To Tell the Truth
-33.33% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-18.18% - Celebrity Family Feud
-21.43% - Big Brother 21
-22.22% - The $100,000 Pyramid
-25.00% - To Tell the Truth
-40.00% - Instinct (vs. TKO: Total Knock Out)
-50.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (vs. Ghosted)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/22/18):

ABC (4.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ for the eighth consecutive week with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.305 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.993 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "$100,000 Pyramid" (5.080 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.890 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

CBS (4.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a tight second with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (7.476 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Big Brother 20" (5.441 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1), "TKO: Total Knock Out" (1.933 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.592 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15).

Next up was NBC (3.614 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with encores of "Little Big Shots" (3.124 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "America's Got Talent" (4.113 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) plus a new "Shades of Blue" (3.106 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "One Strange Rock" (0.936 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.247 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.206 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Family Guy" (1.358 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and the finale to "Ghosted" (1.141 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) rounded out the evening on FOX (1.137 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - Big Brother 20
0.00% - $100,000 Pyramid
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Shades of Blue
-20.00% - Ghosted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. Steve Harvey's Funderdome)
0.00% - Celebrity Family Feud
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)
0.00% - Shades of Blue (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge)
0.00% - Ghosted (vs. American Grit)
-22.22% - Big Brother 20

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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