Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, July 15, 2018

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.7/3 4.62
60 Minutes (CBS) – R 0.6/3 7.05
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC) 0.3/1 2.04
One Strange Rock (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.314
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.4/6 5.24
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) 1.0/5 6.30
America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.7/3 3.86
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.53
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.6/3 1.45
9 p.m. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) 0.9/5 5.17
Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.7/3 1.65
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.16
9:30 p.m. Ghosted (FOX) 0.5/2 1.33
10 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.8/4 4.11
Shades of Blue (NBC) 0.5/2 3.26
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.07


NBC’s “Shades of Blue” stayed consistent in the Sunday primetime ratings yet again this week, maintaining its previous 0.5 rating in adults 18-49.

Meanwhile, “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” aired its season finale last night – featuring “Orange is the New Black” star, Uzo Aduba – and raked in a 0.3. This was steady with the show’s Roger Fedderer installment last week, but like that episode, was down significantly from the 0.9-0.6s “Running Wild” had been scoring in all of its prior episodes this season, when it was airing on Monday nights.

CBS’ “Big Brother” predictably held onto the top spot of the night, this time with a 1.4 and 5.24 million viewers, up a tenth from the 1.3 it had scored last week, and down only slightly from the 1.8 and 1.9s it was averaging around this time last year.

On ABC, “Celebrity Family Feud” ticked down another tenth to a 1.0, while “The $100,000 Pyramid” (0.9) was even and “To Tell the Truth” was up a tenth from its 0.7 final rating last week. FOX’s already-canceled “Ghosted” rose a tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/5 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 5.05 4.63 1.45 3.26


: 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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