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TV Ratings Sunday: 'Wipeout' Slips, 'Rising Star' Hits New Low + 'Teen Choice Awards' Flat With Last Year

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August 11th, 2014

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Scoreboard CBS ABC NBC FOX UNI
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.0/7 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/6 0.5/2 0.6/3 0.8/4 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.02 3.65 3.28 2.24 2.01

NOTE:  Due to a PGA golf overrun the start of CBS primetime was delayed by two hours. As a result, Unforgettable and Reckless were preempted across all markets. CBS ratings are tentative and subject to change. 

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers. 

On CBS Big Brother scored a 1.7, down from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating

On FOX, the Teen Choice Awards  matched last year's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Wipeout notched a 0.8, down two tenths from last week's 1.0 and matching its series low . Rising Star earned a 0.7, down two tenths from last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, August 10, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS PGA Championship Golf Overrun (7-9PM) 2.4 8 11.64
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 0.9 3 4.50
NBC American Ninja Warrior -R (7-9PM) 0.8 2 3.00
FOX American Dad -R 0.6 2 1.29
7:30PM FOX The Simpsons -R 0.8 3 1.87
8:00PM FOX Teen Choice Awards (8-10PM) 0.8 3  2.57
ABC Wipeout 0.8 3 3.21
9:00PM CBS 60 Minutes -R 1.4 4 7.44
NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) -R 0.9 3 3.55
ABC Rising Star -Live 0.7 2 2.92
10:00PM CBS Big Brother 1.7 5 5.38
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 3.98

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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