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Sunday Overnights: Arizona Victory Over Dallas in Preseason Football Lifts NBC to Victory

Start of New TV Season 28 Days Away!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.5/ 8, CBS: 3.4/ 6, ABC: 3.2/ 6, Fox: 1.3/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC and NBC: + 7 each, CBS: + 6, Fox: -28

-Ratings Analysis:
NBC took center stage in the overnights care of the Arizona Cardinals versus the Dallas Cowboys in preseason football, which averaged at estimated 4.8 rating/9 share in households from 8-11 p.m. ET. Also on the overnight map was CBS’ “Big Brother” at a 3.9/ 7 from 8-9 p.m., while ABC’s 8-11 p.m. game show rotation – “Celebrity Family Feud” (#2: 4.2/ 8 at 8 p.m.), “The $100,000 Pyramid” (#2: 3.5/ 6 at 9 p.m.) and “To Tell the Truth” (#2: 2.6/ 5 at 10 p.m.) – performed at typical overnight levels.

The remainder of the evening was all repeats.

What follows is the breakdown by half-hour for Sunday, August 26:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.5/11 (#1)
NBC – “Dateline” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 2.3/ 5 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.7/11 (#1)
NBC – “Dateline” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#2)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.0/ 7 (#3)
NBC – NBC – NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys: 4.7/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 4.3/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.7/ 7 (#3)
NBC – NBC – NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys: 5.2/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3)
NBC – NBC – NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys: 5.4/10 (#1)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – NBC – NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys: 5.0/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
NBC – NBC – NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys: 4.6/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
NBC – NBC – NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys: 4.0/ 8 (#1)

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