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Sunday Overnights: ’60 Minutes’ and ‘Big Brother’ Lead CBS to Victory

Coverage of Gymnastics Fizzles on NBC

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

What follows are the metered market household results by half-hour for Sunday, August 20, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.2/ 6, ABC: 2.6/ 5, NBC: 1.8/ 3, Fox: 0.8/ 1

Note: Due to the 2016 Summer Olympics airing, percent change from the comparable year-ago period is excluded.

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped the evening in the household overnights thanks to the 7-9 p.m. combination of an encore telecast of “60 Minutes” (#1 for the night: 5/7 rating/11 share) and perennial summer guilty pleasure “Big Brother” (#1: 4.0/ 7), which is a lock for nightly dominance in all the key young adult demographics. If Christmas really wants to make a move, now is the time to get Jason or floater Matt out of the house.

In the original sports department was the P&G Championships – Women’s Events on NBC, which limped along with a 2.0/ 4 from 7-9 p.m. Also original was CBS game show “Candy Crush,” which dipped to a mere 1.3/ 2 from 9-10 p.m. with retention out of lead-in “Big Brother” of just 32 percent. Note to host Mario Lopez: Keep you day job on “Extra”!

“Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” on ABC, meanwhile, scored a typical 2.5/ 4 in the 9 p.m. hour.

What follows are the household overnight results for Sunday, August 20:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.6/11 (#1)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships – Women’s Events): 1.9/ 4 (#3)
Fox – Golf: 0.5/ 1 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.9/11 (#1)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships – Women’s Events): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 2.9/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships – Women’s Events): 2.1/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.8/ 7 (#1)
NBC – Gymnastics (P&G Championships – Women’s Events): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

9:00 p.m.`
ABC – “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome”: 2.6/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “Candy Crush”: 1.5/ 3 (#2t)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#2t)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome”: 2.4/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “Candy Crush”: 1.2/ 2 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#2)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM NBC

    Sunday Primetime Results (Results are subject to adjustment in official nationals due to local preemptions for NFL preseason football):

    NBC Sports coverage of “The U.S. Gymnastics Championships” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 7-9 p.m. ET):
    · Is up +0.1 of a point or +20% versus the most recent comparable telecast on NBC in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5 from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015) and +25% in total viewers (2.938 million vs. 2.356 million).
    · From its first half-hour to its fourth, grew by +0.2 of a point or +40% in 18-49 (0.5 to 0.7) and +10% in total viewers (2.9 million vs. 3.2 million)

    An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):
    · Maintains its 18-49 rating versus one week earlier with a rebroadcast in this same slot (0.6 vs. 0.6).

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

  2. I liked the move of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships to Sundays from Saturdays because they usually air in August which means it was preempted heavily from NFL preseason football by the local NFL networks so this is a better night to air it on. I was surprised the slot was early though especially since they were in Anaheim I thought they could’ve pushed it back to 8pm or 9pm.