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Sunday Overnights: NFL Preseason Game Leads NBC to Victory

Sophomore 'Instinct' Concludes on CBS

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Household Ratings/Share
NBC: 3.7/ 7, CBS: 3.4/ 8, ABC: 2.0/ 8, Fox: 0.7/ 1, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: no change, ABC: -9, NBC: -18, Fox: -46

Ratings Breakdown:
The preseason NFL match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans led NBC to Sunday overnight victory, with an estimated 4.5 rating/8 share in households. But the top-rated program for the evening remained a encore telecast of “60 Minutes” on CBS at a 5.6/11 from 7-8 p.m.

In series finale new, CBS’ sophomore “Instinct” concluded with a third-place 2.6/ 5 in households at 9 p.m. (out of a third-place 3.1/ 7 for “Big Brother” at 8 p.m.). Year-to-year, “Big Brother” slipped by 21 percent (versus a 3.1/ 9 on 8/27/18).

Elsewhere, Fox burned off two episodes of “Just What Happened??! With Fred Savage” (0.4/ 1 both at 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.). ABC’s game show trio were at typical Sunday overnight levels and the remainder of the evening were repeats as follows…

7:00 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.4/11 (#1)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Last Man Standing” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

7:30 p.m.
ABC – “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “60 Minutes” (R): 5.8/11 (#1)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Last Man Standing” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – NFL Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans): 4.6/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “The Simpsons” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud”: 3.6/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.1/ 6 (#3)
NBC – NFL Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans): 45.0/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Just What Happened??! With Fred Savage”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Instinct”: (series finale): 2.6/ 5 (#3)
NBC – NFL Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans): 5.0/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Family Guy:” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Masters of Illusion” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Instinct” (series finale): 2.6/ 5 (#3)
NBC – NFL Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans): 4.4/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “Just What Happened??! With Fred Savage: 0.4/ 1 (#4t)
CW – “Masters of Illusion” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#4t)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 2.4/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#3)
NBC – NFL Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans): 4.3/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 2.4/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#3)
NBC – NFL Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans): 3.8/ 8 (#1)

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