Ratings: CBS’ ‘Candy Crush’ Has Pretty Sweet Premiere at 9

“Big Brother” is still key demo’s biggest show of the night

Last Updated: July 10, 2017 @ 3:38 PM

The “Candy Crush” premiere (more or less) crushed it at 9 o’clock, helping CBS tie ABC atop the key 18-49 demographic in Sunday’s primetime averages.

Leslie Moonves’ network finished first for the night in total viewers, also experiencing some nice Nielsen numbers from both “60 Minutes” and “Big Brother.”

CBS and ABC tied first in ratings, both with a 1.0 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers; ABC was second with 5.1 million.

For CBS, “60 Minutes” at 7 p.m. posted a 0.7/4 and 7.2 million viewers. At 8, “Big Brother” earned a 1.8/8 and 6.5 million viewers. The “Candy Crush” debut at 9 landed a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers. A rerun followed.

For ABC, following a repeat, “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 put up a 1.3/6 and 6.8 million viewers. At 9, “Funderdome” landed a 0.9/4 and 4.6 million viewers. “The $100,000 Pyramid” at 10 received a 0.9/3 and 4.6 million viewers.

Univision was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and fourth in viewers with 1.6 million, airing a few soccer matches.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and third in viewers with 2.7 million. “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” at 7 had a 0.4/2 and 3.2 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. After some repeats, “American Grit” at 9 got a 0.4/2 and 1.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 828,000.