Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Sunday, June 26, 2016

The numbers for Sunday, which saw ABC score well with its game-show lineup and NBC get decent numbers from Olympic trials coverage:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS) 0.8/3 7.32
Olympic Trials: Diving (NBC) 0.7/3 3.55
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.99
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (FOX) – F 0.3/1 0.98
7:30 p.m. Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R 0.4/2 1.05
8 p.m. Celebrity Family Feud (ABC) – P 1.5/5 7.79
Big Brother (CBS) 1.5/5 5.39
Olympic Trials: Swimming Finals (NBC) 1.0/4 4.39
The Simpsons (FOX) – R 0.6/2 1.56
8:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.19
9 p.m. The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – P 1.7/5 7.97
Gymnastics: P&G Championships (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) 1.3/5 5.31
Family Guy (FOX) – R 0.6/2 1.60
Madam Secretary (CBS) – R 0.3/1 2.72
9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.22
10 p.m. Match Game (ABC) – P 1.5/5 6.66
American Gothic (CBS) – R 0.3/1 1.97


ABC scored solid numbers with the debut of its Sunday game-show lineup, with the premiere of “$100,000 Pyramid” leading the way with a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49. “Celebrity Family Feud” and “Match Game” each drew a 1.5.

On the downside for ABC, “Feud” fell significantly from the 2.4 for its premiere last year. It still tied “Big Brother” for the lead at 8 p.m.

NBC came in second for the evening with its coverage of Olympic trials in several sports. Two hours of women’s gymnastics scored a 1.4.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/4 1.1/4 0.7/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.60 4.64 4.35 1.26


Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed the ratings for the P&G Gymnastics Championships on NBC as 1.4 rather than 1.3, and had “Elementary” rather than “American Gothic” airing on CBS at 10 p.m. 

: 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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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