Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, July 29, 2018

The numbers for Sunday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) – R 0.7/3 6.83
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.7/3 4.32
Little Big Shots (NBC) – R 0.4/2 3.17
One Strange Rock (FOX) – R 0.2/1 0.9
8 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 1.4/6 5.41
Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – R 0.8/4 4.75
America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.6/3 3.9
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.17
8:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.08
9 p.m. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) 0.8/4 4.46
Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.35
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.83
9:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.28
10 p.m. To Tell the Truth (ABC) 0.7/3 3.74
Shades of Blue (NBC) 0.5/2 2.99
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.04


It was a down week for two ABC game shows in the Sunday primetime ratings last night.

With “Celebrity Family Feud” (0.8) taking the week off, “The $100,000 Pyramid” followed up the “Feud” encore broadcast with a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49, down one-tenth from its previous 0.9. “To Tell the Truth” rounded out the night on the network, also falling a tenth from a 0.8 to a 0.7 this time around.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Big Brother” was even with the 1.4 it had scored in last week’s preliminary ratings, but was down a tenth from its 1.5 final. Check back to see if “Big Brother” will experience a similar adjustment in the finals tomorrow morning.

NBC’s “Shades of Blue” was also steady with its previous 0.5 preliminary rating, but was up a tenth from the 0.4 final it had adjusted down to last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.5/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 4.32 4.53 3.49 1.16


: 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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