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Positive Start for ABC Sunday Night Game Shows

Returning 'Celebrity Family Feud' Top-Rated of the Trio

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016

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Household Rating/Share
ABC: 4.5 rating/8 share, NBC: 3.2/ 6, CBS: 3.0/ 5, Fox: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change From the Comparable Year-Ago Period:
ABC: +41, NBC: +39, Fox: 012, CBS: -21
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7:00 p.m.
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R): 2.5/ 5 (#2t)
CBS – 60 Minutes: 5.3/10 (#1)
NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials (Diving): 2.5/ 5 (#2t)
Fox – Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (series finale): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R): 2.5/ 5 (#3)
CBS – 60 Minutes: 5.6/11 (#1)
NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials (Diving): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
Fox – Bob’s Burgers (R): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – Celebrity Family Feud (season premiere): 5.2/ 9 (#1) – 5.4/10 for Celebrity Family Feud on the year-ago evening
CBS – Big Brother: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials (Swimming Finals): 2.9/ 5 (#3)
Fox – The Simpson (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – Celebrity Family Feud (season premiere): 5.7/10 (#1)
CBS – Big Brother: 3.2/ 5 (#2)
NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials (Swimming Finals): 3.1/ 5/ 5 (#3)
Fox – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R): 0.7/ 1 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid (series premiere): 5.4/ 9 (#1) – 2.7/ 5 for BattleBots on the year-ago evening
CBS – Madam Secretary (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships): 3.7/ 6 (#2)
Fox – Family Guy (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3): 0.9/ 1 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – The $100,000 Pyramid (series premiere): 5.3/ 9 (#1)
CBS – Madam Secretary (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships): 3.7/ 6 (#2)
Fox – The Last Man on Earth (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – The Match Game (series premiere): 4.8/ 8 (#1) – 1.9/ 3 for a repeat of Castle on the year-ago evening
CBS – American Gothic (R): 1.2/ 2 (#3)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships): 3.6/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – The Match Game (series premiere): 4.3/ 8 (#1)
CBS – American Gothic (R): 1.2/ 2 (#3)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships): 3.7/ 7 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Pyramid and Match Game were both faithful, well-executed successors to their previous incarnations. (OK, so perhaps in Match Game’s case we ignore the hideous Match Game/Hollywood Squares hour and the ill-fated if decent efforts in 1990 and 1998.) Strahan and Baldwin were well suited for their roles, and apart from Anthony Anderson’s turn on Pyramid, they had celebrities who could play the games well.

      • Yet I do enjoy his version of To Tell the Truth, so perhaps some people are better suited for one role, not the other. We’ll see if the other celebs are in the same league as folks like Rosie O’Donnell and Kathy Najimy, but it was a promising start–two winner’s circle wins.

        • I never liked To Tell The Truth so didn’t watch this new version. Not sure why I could never get into it as I do like most game shows. I wish that someone would bring back Greed and the original Lingo (not that horrible version that was hosted by Engvall).

          • Yes Greed! I don’t know why Fox won’t bring that back… -:( I’m sure it would do better on Friday than whatever else they put there.

          • Different tastes and all that. I loved TTTT, never terribly enjoyed What’s My Line or I’ve Got a Secret, though they share plenty of DNA. Kind of funny how it works. Greed was solid–that could be fun with the right host. Lingo might work somehow–maybe not primetime broadcast, but daytime/syndication.

            • And I loved I’ve Got a Secret. GSN used to show that and What’s My Line in the middle of the night and I would DVR them to watch.

  2. Very impressed and happy with ABC’s ratings. The game show is alive and well. Impressed most with Pyramid that it was able to retain its audience throughout the hour, given the fact that the star of Pyramid is the game itself.

  3. Very good night for ABC. Maybe next summer the network will bring back The Hollywood Squares.

        • True, but I will say that these shows were against:

          The BET Awards, which was blowing up Twitter
          The finale of Game of Thrones
          A major live sporting event (NBC Olympic Gymnastics)

          If the games did well with those obstacles…

  4. I’m wondering what the demos are gonna look like- the ABC shows were great, but might skew a little older..but BB might have to rethink things a little; the new competition is good, but CFF is definitely hurting it.