Primetime Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Win
ABC and CBS split the Sunday ratings honors, both putting up a 1.0 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. ABC had an America’s Funniest Home Videos repeat, then Celebrity Family Feud was off 7% at 1.3 and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome fell 18% to 0.9, before $100,000 Pyramid too dropped 18% to 0.9.
On CBS, a 60 Minutes repeat led into Big Brother, which was up 29% at 1.8. The premiere of Candy Crush did a 1.1 and was followed by a repeat.
NBC scored a 0.6/3. Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly rated a flat 0.4 and was followed by repeats of The Wall and American Ninja Warrior.
Fox was at 0.4/2. Repeated comedies led into American Grit at a flat 0.4.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.