TV Ratings Sunday: 'Big Brother' & 'Rising Star' Steady, 'Reckless' Up, 'Unforgettable' Down, 'Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour' Low

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July 7th, 2014

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.040 6.136 2.144 2.328 1.629

ABC was number one with adults 18-49, while CBS won with total viewers. 

Note: On the final night of the extended 4th of July holiday weekend, overall Adult 18-49 TV usage levels declined -5% from the prior Sunday. 

On ABC, Wipeout notched a1.0 down seventeen percent from last week's  1.2  adults 18-49 rating. Rising Star matched last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS Big Brother matched last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.   Reckless scored a 0.7, up seventeen percent from a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s premiere.  Unforgettable garnered a 0.7 down twenty two percent  from last week’s  0.9  adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the special  Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating down thirty six percent from the 1.1 that a Last Comic Standing special earned in the timeslot last week.

On FOX, Brain Games: Trust Me scored a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, down fifty percent from the 1.0 the previous FOX Brain Games special earned on Friday, May 24, 2013.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 6, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS 60 Minutes - R 1.0/4 8.45
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 0.9/3 3.92
NBC American Ninja Warrior - R (7-9PM) 0.6/2 2.63
FOX Brain Games: Trust Me 0.5/2 1.59
8:00 CBS Big Brother 1.8/6 5.98
ABC Wipeout 1.0/4 3.59
FOX The Simpsons - R 0.8/3 2.13
8:30 FOX The Simpsons - R 1.1/4 2.53
9:00 ABC Rising Star  (9-11PM) 1.2/4 4.32
FOX Family Guy 1.2/4 2.55
CBS Reckless 0.7/2 3.99
NBC Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour (9-11PM) 0.7/2 2.03
9:30 FOX American Dad - R 1.1/4 2.48
10:00 CBS Unforgettable 0.7/2 6.12


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