ABC’s “Sunday Fun & Games” block continues to dominate the summer ratings race. With a relatively quiet end to an eventful week, ABC won with 5.93 million total viewers across the night and a 1.2 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS came in second with 4.76 million and a 0.8 rating, NBC third with 2.71 million and a 0.6, and Fox fourth with 1.35 million and a 0.5.
ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” (7.49 million total, 1.4 demo) and “Match Game” (5.48 million total, 1.1 demo) dipped slightly from the previous week, while “The $100,000 Pyramid” was even (6.7 million, 1.4 demo).
While “Big Brother” continues to perform well (6.27 million total, 1.9 demo – the top score for the night), and “60 Minutes” weighed in with a respectable 7.6 million total and 0.8 demo rating for its interview with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her VP pick Tim Kaine, CBS might be in a bit of trouble with “BrainDead,” the D.C. satire it just moved to Sunday nights at 10. Last night’s episode drew just 2.26 million total viewers and a 0.3 in the demo, nearly four times lower than its “Match Game” competition on ABC. While CBS has already sold the streaming rights to “BrainDead” to Amazon, mitigating its cost, that’s an unpleasantly low number, even for the dog days of summer.
A two-hour “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC notched a .7 and 2.52 million total viewers; Fox’s comedy lineup was in repeats.