Sunday TV Ratings 8/1/21: Olympics Rise but Remain on the Low End, Big Brother Slips, Love Island and Wellington Paranormal Gain Steam (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: Although the 'Olympics' (2.6) did rise by seven-tenths on NBC, it continued to underwhelm when compared to the ratings of years past. This result alone goes nearly 30% below the preliminary rating of last Sunday's telecast (3.7). CBS was flat with '60 Minutes' (0.3) and 'Big Brother' (0.8), but 'Love Island' (0.4) managed to gain a tenth in the back-half of the lineup. ABC backed away from airing new content, instead going with reruns of 'AFV' (0.3), 'Celebrity Family Feud' (0.4), 'The Chase' (0.2), and 'To Tell the Truth' (0.2). The game shows were ultimately just a tenth behind their week-ago originals. Fox had anemic reruns of 'LEGO Masters' (0.1), 'The Simpsons' (0.2), 'The Great North' (0.1), and 'Bob's Burgers' (0.2). As usual, the 9:30pm encore of 'Family Guy' (0.3) was the top performer of the evening for the network. The CW's 'Wellington Paranormal' (0.1) picked up a tenth as 'Dead Pixels' (0.0) remained invisible. A rerun of 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.1) held the fort down at 8.

Finals Update: 2020 Tokyo Olympics (+0.3), Big Brother (+0.1), and repeats of Celebrity Family Feud (+0.1), The Great North (+0.1) and The Chase (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PM2020 Tokyo Olympics2.88/1813.02NBC

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.343.25ABC

60 Minutes (R)0.33/24.90CBS

LEGO Masters (R)0.120.42Fox
8 PMBig Brother0.88/63.40CBS

Celebrity Family Feud (R)0.453.33ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.200.64Fox

DC's Legends of Tomorrow (R)0.050.25The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (R)0.150.47Fox
9 PMLove Island0.37/21.57CBS

The Chase (R)0.262.42ABC

Bob's Burgers (R)0.210.57Fox

Wellington Paranormal0.06/00.25The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.270.76Fox

Dead Pixels0.04/00.19The CW
10 PMTo Tell the Truth (R)0.192.00ABC
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