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Remember ‘Celebrity Family Feud’s’ Big Ratings From Last Year?

Twist on Steve Harvey syndicated series averaged 9.4 million total viewers in Summer 2015

“Celebrity Family Feud” returns this weekend with a lot of family history to live up to.

The Steve Harvey-hosted ABC primetime series was the hottest series on broadcast last summer, when the spinoff posted some numbers as flashy as one of Harvey’s signature suits.

“Celebrity Family Feud” averaged a whopping 2.4 rating/9 share in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, alongside an even-more impressive 9.4 million total viewers.

By the latter figure, “Celebrity Family Feud” was Sunday’s biggest summer broadcast series. In the former, the show at least topped its time slot.

Per both metrics, the game show was the best new program of the entire season. Of course, the “new program” claim is a bit murky, as the “Family Feud” format has been around for decades, and this isn’t the first time the series has infused the celebrity angle. But still.

“Celebrity Family Feud” improved Sunday’s 8 o’clock hour over 2014’s “Wipeout” during the comparable weeks last summer by 119 percent in total viewers, and 100 percent in the demo. The survey-based show beat runner-up CBS’ “Big Brother 17” by a very comfortable average 2.3 million viewers at the time. All numbers in this story include seven-day delayed viewing.

This season the show hopes to meet or beat last summer’s numbers with celebrity guests like Kelly Pickler, Snoop Dogg and Lance Bass.

“Celebrity Family Feud” returns to ABC on Sunday at 8/7c.