TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' leads CBS Sunday as 'Rising Star' dips
ABC still finished second overall, though "America's Funniest Home Videos" played a bigger role than "Rising Star" did.
FOX, meanwhile, was second among young viewers thanks to animation repeats.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.1 rating for Sunday night, edging out FOX's 1.0 rating in the key demographic. ABC's 0.9 key demo rating was a close third and NBC's 0.8 key demo rating wasn't far off either.
Overall, CBS had much more breathing room, averaging 6.15 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share for Sunday, far ahead of the 4.07 million viewers and 2.4/4 for ABC. NBC's 2.9 million viewers and 1.8/3 beat the 1.3/2 and 2.17 million viewers for FXO.
7 p.m. - The night's biggest audience went to CBS' "60 Minutes," which averaged 7.72 million viewers to win the 7 p.m. hour, also tying for the lead with a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat also did a 0.9 key demo rating and finished second with 4.8 million viewers. NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" encore was third with 2.56 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating, beating the 1.23 million viewers and 0.5 key demo rating for repeats of "Bob's Burgers" and "American Dad" on FOX.
8 p.m. - "Big Brother" won the 8 p.m. hour with 6.38 million viewers and had the night's best key demo number with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Wipeout" was second with 3.85 million viewers and tied for third with a 1.0 key demo rating. NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" was third with 3.6 million viewers and second with a 1.1 key demo rating. FOX's repeats of "The Simpsons" finished fourth with 2.29 million viewers and tied for third with a 1.0 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "Unforgettable" built on its lead-in overall and averaged 6.41 million viewers and tied for second with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Rising Star" averaged 4.06 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. FOX's repeats of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" finished third with 2.99 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.5 key demo rating. A "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" repeat was fourth with 2.64 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Reckless" won the 10 p.m. hour overall for CBS with 4.07 million viewers and also tied for the hour lead with a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Castle" repeat did 3.58 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating, while NBC's "Chicago PD" repeat did 2.81 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.