Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, August 5, 2018

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) – R 0.7/3 7.41
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.7/3 4.51
Making It (NBC) – R 0.3/1 1.77
One Strange Rock (FOX) – R 0.2/1 0.79
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.5/6 5.55
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) 1.0/5 5.82
America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.7/3 3.34
iHeartCountry Festival (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 0.4/2 1.71
9 p.m. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) 0.8/4 4.86
Bull (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.82
10 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.7/3 3.79
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.07
Shades of Blue (NBC) 0.4/2 2.83


CBS’ “Big Brother” maintained its place atop the Sunday primetime ratings once again this week.

The reality competition series was even with the same 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 it had adjusted up to in the Sunday finals last week, with 5.55 million viewers. On ABC, “Celebrity Family Feud” returned from a week off with a 1.0, down a tenth from its previous episode. It was followed by “The $100,000 Pyramid” (0.8) and “To Tell the Truth” (0.7), both of which were steady with their numbers last week.

Meanwhile, NBC’s “Shades of Blue” ticked down a tenth from a 0.5 to a 0.4 with 2.83 million viewers, a season and series low. There is the possibility it could adjust up in the finals, however, so make sure to check back tomorrow morning.

Elsewhere, FOX’s coverage of the “iHeartCountry Festival” raked in a 0.4 average for the network.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.74 4.71 2.82 1.40


: 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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