Ratings: ABC Tops Night Despite ‘Celebrity Family Feud,’ ‘Battle Bots’ Sinking 25 Percent

CBS’ “Big Brother” hits Sunday series low in time slot premiere

Celebrity Family Feud

The good news, ABC: You won Sunday in the key 18-49 demographic. The bad news: New series “Celebrity Family Feud” and “Battlebots” sunk by one-quarter of their debut demo ratings.

If the Disney-owned network will take the good with the bad, so must CBS. The Les Mooves-run broadcast channel finished first in total viewers last night, though the “Big Brother” Sunday premiere received the show’s worst demo rating ever in the time slot.

The battle for most overall eyeballs was quite close in Sunday primetime. Meanwhile, Fox finished sixth in both the demo and in total viewers last night, behind Telemundo.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.16 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “Celebrity Family Feud” at 8 p.m. ET posted a 1.8/7 and 8.1 million viewers — both highs on the night. “Battlebots” at 9 had a 1.4/5 and 4.9 million viewers. A repeat followed.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.9/3 and first in viewers with 5.25 million. At 7 p.m., “60 Minutes” got a 0.9/4 and 7.1 million viewers. The “Big Brother” Sunday premiere at 8 p.m. received a 1.7/6 and 5.7 million viewers. Reruns followed.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 3.3 million. At 7 p.m., “Dateline” had a 0.7/3 and 4.7 million viewers. At 8, the news magazine program’s “My Kid Would Never Do That” got a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers. Following a repeat, “American Odyssey’s” season finale received a 0.4/1 and 2.2 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Univision was fourth in total viewers with 1.7 million; Telemundo was fifth with 1.3 million.

Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million. After reruns, “Golan the Insatiable” at 9:30 had a 0.5/2 and 1.1 million viewers.