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Ratings: ‘Candy Crush’ Dissolves 29 Percent of Its Debut Viewers

ABC leapfrogs CBS to finish first among overall audience members

Week 2 of CBS’ “Candy Crush” couldn’t keep up with the series’ solid premiere numbers: the game show lost 29 percent of its overall debut audience, with a 27 percent decline among adults 18-49.

Still, the broadcaster topped Sunday in that key age-range — but the bigger-picture slip allowed ABC to finish first among total viewers.

ABC finished just one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point behind CBS in the main demo. Les Moonves can thank “Big Brother” for that, which just so happens to be hosted by his wife.

CBS was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 7 p.m., “60 Minutes” had a 0.6/3 and 5.9 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 8 earned a 1.8/8 and 6 million viewers. “Candy Crush” at 9 managed a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers. A rerun followed.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/3 and first in viewers with 4.8 million. Following a repeat, “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 landed a 1.1/4 and 6.1 million viewers. At 9, “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome” got a 0.8/3 and 4.4 million viewers. “The $100,000 Pyramid” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 4.5 million viewers.

Univision was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fourth in viewers with 1.4 million, airing soccer.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and third in viewers with 2.7 million. “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” at 7 had a 0.4/2 and 3.1 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1 million. Following repeats, “American Grit” got a 0.4/1 and 993,000 viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 778,000.