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Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With Robust Game Shows

ABC was best of the bunch in terms of Sunday ratings, putting up a 1.1 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. It did a 1.0/5 the Sunday before.

NBC was runner-up at 0.6/2.

ABC aired its game shows. A repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos led into Celebrity Family Feud at a flat 1.4, then Steve Harvey’s Funderdome was up a tenth of a point at 1.1, and The $100,000 Pyramid grew 22% to 1.1.

On NBC, Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly slipped 20% to 0.4, then the film Despicable Me did a 0.5. A repeat of Little Big Shots: Forever Young went to the end of prime.

CBS and Fox were both at 0.4/2. On CBS, 60 Minutes grew 40% to 0.7 and was followed by repeats.

On Fox, repeated comedies led into a new American Grit, down 20% at 0.4.

Univision rated a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/1.  

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.