Stars of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Duck Dynasty did their best for charity last night on Celebrity Family Feud (2.1/8), and they also proved a big benefit to ABC. After facing off against the record-breaking ratings of the Team USA victory in the FIFA Women’s World Cup final last Sunday, the Steve Harvey-hosted 8 PM freshman game show scored a 31% rise among adults 18-49 and a 21% jump in total viewers (8.6 million) over its July 5 show. The top-rated and most watched show of the night, Sunday’s CFF results are the best numbers the show has had since its June 12 premiere. With lead-out BattleBots (1.3/4) bopping up 8%, ABC solidly took the night among the demo with a 1.2/4 rating and inched ahead of CBS to be No. 1 in viewers too with 5.19 million tuning in. Univision, NBC and CBS were tied for second in the demo last night with 0.9/3 each.
The only original on CBS on Sunday was Big Brother (1.9/7), which was up 12% from last week’s World Cup competition night. NBC was all encores. Getting a goal of its own of sorts, Fox’s Golan The Insatiable (0.5/2) rose 25% among adults 18-49 over its previous original of June 28.