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Primetime Ratings: ABC, CBS Virtually Tied

ABC and CBS were virtually tied for the win in Sunday ratings. Led by a fresh $100,000 Pyramid on a soft night for ratings, ABC got a 0.6 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. With Big Brother, CBS did a 0.6/3.

ABC had repeats of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Celebrity Family Feud. $100,000 Pyramid dropped 13% to 0.7 and To Tell the Truth rated a level 0.6.

On CBS, 60 Minutes got a flat 0.5 and Big Brother shot up 9% for a 1.2. Two episodes of Instinct scored a 0.4 and 0.3, after last week’s 0.3.

NBC got a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/2. Univision did a 0.3/1.

NBC had repeats of Hollywood Game Night and Bring the Funny surrounding the U.S. Gymnastics Championship, which did a 0.6.

Fox did a 0.2/1. Comedy reruns led into Teen Choice Awards at 0.2, down from last year’s 0.4.

The CW got a 0.1/1 with repeats. 

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.