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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

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.