Primetime Ratings: Miss America Competition Down From Last Year

Pageant loses ratings up against ‘Sunday Night Football’

Facing competition from Sunday Night Football, ABC’s broadcast of the Miss America Competition was down 25% from last year’s broadcast with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Pre-show special Countdown​ to Miss America drew a 0.6. ABC finished fourth among the Big Four broadcasters with a 1.1 rating and 3 share.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football, featuring the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears, drew a metered-market 14.0 household overnight rating and 23 share.

Big Brother, which began late due to football overruns, drew a 2.2, down 8% from last week. The two-hour season final of Unforgettable was even with last week’s episode at 1.1. CBS averaged a 3.2/9.

Fox’s American Dad, which will move to TBS in October, drew a 1.3 for each of two previously unaired original episodes. The network will air two more originals next Sunday. Fox averaged a 1.2/4.