Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, August 11, 2019

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.6/4 4.30
60 Minutes (CBS) – R 0.5/3 6.57
Hollywood Game Night (NBC) – R 0.3/2 1.62
Last Man Standing (FOX) – R 0.2/1 0.81
7:30 p.m. Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.2/2 0.68
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.2/7 4.70
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.7/4 4.75
U.S. Gymnastics Championships (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – S 0.6/3 2.78
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.75
2019 Teen Choice Awards (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S 0.2/1 0.72
9 p.m. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) 0.7/4 4.65
Instinct (CBS) 0.4/2 3.54
Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.70
9:30 p.m. Masters of Illusion (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.72
10 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.6/4 3.89
Instinct (CBS) 0.3/2 3.36
Bring the Funny (NBC) – R 0.3/2 1.40


A small uptick not only kept “Big Brother” on top of the Sunday primetime ratings, but also delivered it some of its best ratings of the season to date.

The CBS reality-competition series led the night with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers, up one-tenth from its 1.1 rating last Sunday. It is “Big Brother’s” highest-rated episode since its season premiere, and its second-highest-rated and second-most-watched episode of the season.

Back-to-back episodes of “Instinct” rounded out the night for CBS, scoring 0.4 and 0.3 ratings. Assuming it doesn’t adjust down in the finals tomorrow too, the 0.4 marks a new season high in the adults 18-49 demo for the sophomore drama.

On ABC, “The $100,000 Pyramid” returned from a week off with a 0.7, down one-tenth from its last episode’s 0.8. A new “To Tell the Truth” followed it and matched its last outing’s 0.6. Meanwhile, pending updates, NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships averaged a 0.6 with 2.78 million viewers.

Elsewhere, FOX’s broadcast of this year’s Teen Choice Awards were the lowest-rated edition of the awards show to date – scoring just a 0.2 rating and 721,000 viewers, down from 0.4 and 1.03 million viewers that the 2018 broadcast posted.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.6/3 0.6/4 0.4/2 0.2/1 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.54 4.40 2.14 0.73 0.73


: 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.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
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. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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