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[06/22/20 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Both Viewers, Demos
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 (6/21/20):

ABC (3.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.474 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3), "John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father's Day" (3.302 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "The Room Where It Happened: ABC News Exclusive Interview with John Bolton" (6.144 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and "Match Game" (3.075 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

CBS (3.751 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) took home the silver with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (6.975 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2), "United We Sing: A Grammy Tribute to the Unsung Heroes" (2.811 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.405 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Next up was NBC (1.811 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with a new "Hollywood Game Night" (1.697 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) alongside repeats of "The Titan Games" (1.445 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "America's Got Talent" (2.051 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.751 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (0.919 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Duncanville" (0.534 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16), "The Simpsons" (0.788 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Bless the Harts" (0.656 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (0.725 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Family Guy" (0.886 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, encores of "DC's Stargirl" (0.375 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and "Supergirl" (0.301 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (0.338 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Hollywood Game Night
-14.29% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Hollywood Game Night (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Room Where It Happened: ABC News Exclusive Interview with John Bolton (vs. Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda)
-50.00% - John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father's Day (vs. Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda)
-50.00% - United We Sing: A Grammy Tribute to the Unsung Heroes (vs. 60 Minutes/The Good Fight)


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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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