Ratings: J Lo’s ‘Shades of Blue’ Adds Viewers, but ABC Reruns Win in Key Demo

CBS finishes first in primetime’s overall audience average with original “Big Brother” episode “Instinct” season finale

Last Updated: July 2, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

ABC won another Sunday in the key ratings demographic, and this time it took the crown with a lineup full of all repeats. Though Jennifer Lopez’s “Shades of Blue” added some viewers from last week, it was CBS finishing first in terms of overall audience members thanks to a “60 Minutes” rerun and original episodes of “Big Brother” and “Instinct.”

NBC and CBS both finished one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point behind winner ABC.

ABC was first in ratings with a 0.7 rating/3 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 3.9 million, according to preliminary numbers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. CBS was first in total viewers with 4.5 million, NBC was third with 3.7 million.

For CBS, after a repeat, “Big Brother” at 8 p.m. had a 1.2/6 and 4.9 million viewers. At 9, the “Instinct” season finale settled for a 0.4/2 and 4.5 million viewers. Another rerun followed.

For NBC, after three hours of repeats, a new “Shades of Blue” got a 0.5/2 and 3.4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million, running all reruns.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 874,000.

The CW does not currently nationally program Sunday nights.


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