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[09/02/19 - 08:26 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Keeps ABC in Front
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/1/19):

ABC (5.117 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) opened September on top with its presentation of "ABC's Fall Preview Special" (3.546 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "College Football: Houston Cougars at Oklahoma Sooners" (5.341 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (3.910 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4), "Big Brother 21" (4.095 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.651 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.844 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Next up was NBC (2.207 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with encores of "America's Got Talent" (2.388 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), another "America's Got Talent" (2.487 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Bring the Funny" (1.566 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (1.091 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), another "Last Man Standing" (1.201 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), "The Simpsons" (0.893 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "Bob's Burgers" (0.768 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "Family Guy" (1.006 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) and the season finale of "What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage" (0.615 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

And finally, second runs of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.633 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16), "Masters of Illusion" (0.514 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and another "Masters of Illusion" (0.563 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) on The CW (0.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage
-18.18% - Big Brother 21

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-12.50% - ABC's Fall Preview Special (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
-21.05% - College Football: Houston Cougars at Oklahoma Sooners
-25.00% - Big Brother 21
-60.00% - What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/2/18):

ABC (5.881 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its telecast of "College Football: Miami vs. LSU" (6.328 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1). A repeat "The Goldbergs" (2.754 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) kicked off the night at 7:00/6:00c.

CBS (4.084 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Big Brother 20" (4.684 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.974 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a second "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.939 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was NBC (3.923 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "Dateline NBC" (4.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "America's Got Talent" (2.962 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, FOX (1.053 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) rounded out the night with repeats of "Bob's Burgers" (0.768 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "The Simpsons" (0.893 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), another "The Simpsons" (1.097 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Bob's Burgers" (1.009 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Family Guy" (1.240 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and another "Family Guy" (1.310 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - Big Brother 20

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - Big Brother 20

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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