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Sunday Overnights: ABC Inches Past CBS for Dominance

Week Two of 'Candy Crush' Disappoints on CBS

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 3.2/ 6, CBS: 3.1/ 6, NBC: 1.7/ 3, Fox: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: – 6, CBS: – 9, Fox: -12, ABC: -26

Ratings Breakdown:
“Celebrity Family Feud,” hosted by Steve Harvey, topped this third Sunday in July among the entertainment-themed broadcasts with a 4.4 rating/8 share in households at 8 p.m. Comparably, that was enough for ABC to inch past CBS for overnight dominance.

In week two news, CBS game show “Candy Crush” dipped by 29 percent from its already modest week-ago opener, with a 1.7/ 3 (#2) in the 9 p.m. hour. Comparably, that slipped by a hefty 56 percent from lead-in “Big Brother” (#2: 3.8/ 7 from 8-9 p.m.). Last week it opened with a 2.4/ 4 in the household overnights.

Over at NBC, recent newsmagazine entry “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” (#3: 2.3/ 5 at 7 p.m.) continues to trail competing “60 Minutes” on CBS (#1: 4.5/ 9).

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, July 16:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes”: 4.4/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly”: 2.2.3/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 4.6/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Megyn Kelly on Sunday”: 2.3/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.0/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 0.8/ 2 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud”: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 3.7/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Wall” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

9:00 p.m.`
ABC – “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome”: 3.0/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “Candy Crush”: 1.8/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “American Grit”: 0.7/ 1 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome”: 2.8/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “Candy Crush”: 1.7/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “American Grit”: 0.7/ 1 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 3.0/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 3.0/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  • Louis

    Wow, that is a disaster for Candy Crush.