Telling viewers last night that she is “so grateful to you for watching,” Megyn Kelly ended the summer stint of her newsmagazine series and NBC debut with a plug for her September 25-premiering morning show and more.
And, as NBC’s only original of the night, the last Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (0.5/2) of 2017 was up among adults 18-49 and in total viewers. In its closest gap yet with CBS’ 60 Minutes (0.6/3), Kelly’s show was up 25% in the key demo over its previous regularly scheduled show of July 16 and rose 12% in viewers to 3.52 million. According to Kelly’s signoff last night, Sunday Night will be back for another run in the spring.
With that, the night belonged to the House of Moonves once again as CBS’ Big Brother (1.8/8) stayed even with its July 23 show but again was the highest rated and — with 6.37 million tuning in — most watched show of Sunday. At 9 PM, newbie Candy Crush (0.6/2) was up a tenth to help the net deliver a 0.9/4 rating and 4.57 million viewers.
Fox’s only original of Sunday’s primetime was an even American Grit (0.4/2) at 9 PM. ABC had new episodes of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (0.8/3) and The $100,000 Pyramid (0.7/3). The former was the same as its July 23 show, and the latter was down a tenth.
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