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[06/01/20 - 08:22 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos; CBS Leads Total Viewers
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/31/20):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Note that these fast-affiliate ratings include local breaking news coverage on all networks during primetime.]

ABC (5.291 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.628 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) followed by the return of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.994 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "Press Your Luck" (5.130 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Match Game" (4.413 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

CBS (5.885 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the most-watched broadcaster with "60 Minutes" (8.283 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and the feature "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (5.085 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was NBC (3.046 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "The Titan Games" (2.865 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "America's Got Talent" (3.228 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.185 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "Last Man Standing" (1.435 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "Duncanville" (1.034 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13), "The Simpsons" (1.106 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Bless the Harts" (1.015 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.151 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Family Guy" (1.370 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, repeats of "DC's Stargirl" (0.818 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "Supergirl" (0.551 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) closed out the night on The CW (0.684 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. 5/3/10)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-57.14% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night/NBA Countdown)
-73.68% - Celebrity Family Feud (vs. NBA Finals, Game 2)
-73.68% - Press Your Luck (vs. NBA Finals, Game 2)
-76.32% - Match Game (vs. NBA Finals, Game 2)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/2/19):

ABC (9.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was of course the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.804 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "NBA Countdown" (7.254 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and the "NBA Finals, Game 2" (10.793 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (2.918 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) with encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.430 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "America's Got Talent" (3.406 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.775 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.833 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "God Friended Me" (2.887 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), another "God Friended Me" (2.471 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.909 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.229 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up second runs of "Last Man Standing" (1.199 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), another "Last Man Standing" (1.397 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "The Simpsons" (1.120 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.157 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Family Guy" (1.247 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and another "Family Guy" (1.255 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.373 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with the return of "Burder of Truth" (0.488 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) and a repeat "Supernatural" (0.257 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.0, #17).

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-8.00% - NBA Countdown
-13.64% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-26.92% - NBA Finals, Game 2

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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