Sunday TV Ratings 8/29/21: NFL Preseason Takes Second Behind Big Brother, The Chase and To Tell the Truth Drop (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: With a sizable lead-in from the '2020 Tokyo Paralympics' (0.7), NBC's showing of the 'Browns v. Falcons' NFL preseason game managed a sturdy 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. That was still not enough to eclipse CBS's 'Big Brother' (1.0), with 'Brother' down a tick from last week despite '60 Minutes' (0.7) surging in the 7pm hour. Reruns of 'The Equalizer' (0.4) and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.3) were each a notch above their week-ago outings. The 'AFV' encore (0.5) and 'Celebrity Family Feud' original (0.6) were unchanged on ABC, but 'The Chase' (0.4) and 'To Tell the Truth' (0.4) lost some steam, with the two down two-tenths and a tenth respectively. The Fox network got 0.2s from reruns of its newer entries ('LEGO Masters' & 'The Great North') and 0.3s out of its established veterans ('Simpsons', 'Bob's, 'Family Guy'). On the CW, 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.1) was flat while 'Wellington Paranormal' (0.1) picked up a tenth. 

Finals Update: The Chase (+0.1) and NFL Preseason (+0.2) adjusted down. 2020 Tokyo Paralympics (-0.3) and Wellington Paranormal (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


7 PM60 Minutes (R)0.70/76.75CBS

America's Funniest Home Videos (R)0.55/44.76ABC

2020 Tokyo Paralympics0.42/32.10NBC

LEGO Masters (R)0.17/10.59Fox
8 PMNFL Preseason: Browns v. Falcons

Big Brother0.99/74.11CBS

Celebrity Family Feud0.57/44.56ABC

The Simpsons (R)0.26/20.75Fox

DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.07/10.43The CW
8:30 PMThe Great North (R)0.23/20.60Fox
9 PMThe Chase0.47/33.98ABC

The Equalizer (R)0.35/32.30CBS

Bob's Burgers (R)0.32/20.75Fox

Wellington Paranormal0.04/00.30The CW
9:30 PMFamily Guy (R)0.29/20.81Fox

Wellington Paranormal (R)0.04/00.20The CW
10 PMTo Tell the Truth0.37/33.14ABC

NCIS: Los Angeles (R)0.28/22.26CBS
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