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Fox Wins Sunday Ratings Among Broadcasters

CBS first in overall viewers for the night

On a Sunday night filled mostly lacking in firstrun material, Fox’s six animated reruns lifted the network to a primetime victory among adults 18-49.

Fox was the only English-language broadcaster to break a 1.0 rating Sunday in the 18-49 demo. CBS, however, was tops in total viewers with 5.3 million, more than 80% higher than runners-up Fox or ABC.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, Fox’s pair of “Family Guy” repeats at 9 p.m. (1.7 rating/5 share in 18-49, 3.6 million average viewers for the hour) filled the top two slots on the primetime chart, followed by “The Simpsons” (1.4/5, 3.2 million) at 8 p.m. and “Bob’s Burgers” (1.3/4, 2.9 million) at 8:30.

Sunday’s best-performing non-Fox program was CBS’ “60 Minutes” (1.0/4, 8.4 million), which topped the 7 p.m. hour ahead of ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.0/4, 5.0 million).

Those shows were the peak for CBS and ABC. CBS followed with repeats of “The American Baking Competition” special (0.9/3, 4.9 million), “The Good Wife” (0.6/1, 3.7 million) and “The Mentalist” (0.7/2, 4.4 million). ABC countered with a two-hour rerun of “The Bachelorette (0.6/1, 2.1 million) and a repeat of summer series “Motive” (0.6/1, 2.2 million).

NBC edged out ABC for third place in 18-49 among the English-language set, thanks to a repeat of “The Voice” (0.8/2, 2.5 million), followed by “The Women’s Concert for Change: Live From London” (0.8/2, 3.0 million). The latter won the 10 p.m. timeslot in its second hour.

Fox’s night began with “The Cleveland Show” (0.7/3, 1.8 million) and “American Dad” (0.9/3, 2.0 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox 1.3/4, Univision 0.9/2, CBS 0.8/2, NBC 0.7/2, ABC 0.6/2.

In total viewers: CBS 5.3 million, Fox 2.9 million, ABC 2.9 million, NBC 2.7 million, Univision 2.3 million.

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