Ratings: Fox’s Gaffe-tastic Miss Universe Competition Stumbles 15 Percent

Previous pageant aired in January on NBC

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Steve Harvey‘s huge flub last night wasn’t the only trip-and-fall of Fox’s Miss Universe pageant: the competition slipped 15 percent in the main demo versus last year, and was down 19 percent among total viewers.

That said, those drops come with some asterisks. For starters, the last pageant aired in January and on NBC. Plus, that previous competition ran from 8-11 p.m., not 7-10, which last night did.

Overall, Fox had a 1.7 rating/5 share in the key 18-49 demographic, posting 6.2 million total viewers. The only broadcast on its Sunday primetime schedule was the Miss Universe competition, putting up those numbers. In case you missed it, Harvey announced the wrong winner — it was all very awkward, and the regular “Family Feud” host was quite apologetic for the mishap.

NBC was first in ratings with a 4.8/15 in the main demo and in overall audience with an average of 14 million, according to preliminary numbers. Beginning its Sunday primetime at 7:30, Part 2 of “Football Night in America” had a 2.0/7 and 6.5 million viewers. The remainder of the pregame show at 8 got a 4.1/13 and 12.3 million viewers. “Sunday Night Football” at 8:30 scored a 5.5/17 and 15.9 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 2.9/9 and in viewers with 12.1 million. At NFL overrun at 7 landed a big 6.4/22 and 23.7 million viewers. At 8, “60 Minutes” received a 2.6/8 and 11.8 million viewers. A special “Undercover Boss” at 9 had a 1.4/4 and 6.9 million viewers. At 10, “CSI: Cyber” got a 1.1/3 and 6.1 million viewers.

Fox finished third by both metrics.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 4.7 million, only re-airing “The Sound of Music: Sing-a-Long.”

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 853,000.