ABC was best of the broadcast bunch Sunday, scoring a 1.0 rating in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and a 5 share. Fox was second at 0.9/4.
ABC’s game shows fell from last week. After an America’s Funniest Home Videos repeat, Celebrity Family Feud did a 1.4, down a tenth of a point. Steve Harvey’s Funderdome slipped 29% to 1.0, and The $100,000 Pyramid fell 25% to 0.9.
On Fox, U.S. Open golf did a 1.4, then American Grit went up 25% to 0.5, before a Family Guy repeat closed out the network’s prime.
NBC rated a 0.6/3. Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly, which featured her controversial interview with Infowars founder Alex Jones, scored a 0.5. It was pre-empted in Hartford-New Haven out of consideration for the Newtown community, as Jones has called the Sandy Hook murders a hoax. Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly rated a 0.9 last week.
It was followed by repeats of American Ninja Warrior and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.
CBS did a 0.4/2. 60 Minutes was off 17% at 0.5 and was followed by repeats.
Among Spanish-language networks, Univision weighed in at 0.4/2 and Telemundo at 0.2/1.
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.
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