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Sunday Overnights: CBS Wins; Battle for Dominance in Adults 18-49 Could Be Close with ABC

'Running Wild with Bear Grylls' on NBC Moves to Sunday with Minimal Interest

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.4/ 6, ABC: 3.1/ 6, NBC: 2.1/ 4, Fox: 0.8/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening
NBC: +17, Fox: no change, CBS: – 3, ABC: – 6

Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped the household overnights on this second Sunday in July, besting No. 2 ABC by three-tenths of a rating point (or 10 percent). Both networks could be neck and neck for dominance in adults 18-49 considering three-quarters of the Eye net’s line-up was in repeats.

In the 8-9 p.m. ET battle of “Celebrity Family Feud” on ABC versus “Big Brother” on CBS, the Steve Harvey-hosted game show had the overnight advantage with a 4.0 rating/7 share versus a 3.5/ 6 for “Big Brother.” My pick to go the distance on this new season of “Big Brother”: surfer dude Tyler.

“Celebrity Family Feud” led into a dominant 3.2/ 6 in the household overnights for “The $100,000 Pyramid” on ABC at 9 p.m., followed by a 2.5/ 5 (#1) for “To Tell the Truth” at 10 p.m. Comparably, “To Tell the Truth,” hosted by Anthony Anderson, was just ahead of another original episode of the final season of crime solver “Shades of Blue” on NBC (2.2/ 4).

Also original last night was the Sunday 7 p.m. time period debut of NBC’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (#3: 1.3/ 3), which faced Nat Geo’s “One Strange Rock” on Fox (#4: 0.7/ 1), and another burn-off episode of canceled Fox sitcom “Ghosted” (#4: 0.8/ 1 at 8:30 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Sunday, July 8 broken out by half-hour:

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.5/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.5/11 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 1.4/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “One Strange Rock”: 0.7/ 1 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.7/11 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 1.1/ 2 (#3)
Fox – “One Strange Rock”: 0.7/ 1 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud”: 3.9/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.7/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): -.9/ 2 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Bob’s Burgers” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 3.1/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Family Guy” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 3.1/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “Ghosted”: 0.8/ 1 (#4)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 2.5/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Shades of Blue”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 2.4/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Shades of Blue”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “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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