TV Ratings: Miss Universe Dips — But Still Tops a Football-Free Sunday

Miss Universe stays a thing. And, but any football to contend with, a manifestation managed to measure a demo feat for Fox on Sunday night.

The primetime telecast of 65th Miss Universe Pageant — a theme of clearly evergreen debate interjection to host mix-ups and a standing as a former Donald Trump prolongation — aired to a comparatively still throng of a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers. That was down, by both measures, from a final go — that aired only before a holidays in 2015.

But down or not, it was broadcast’s tip performer among adults 18-49 for a night.

Placing second was CBS, that saw new outings of 60 Minutes (1.2 adults), NCIS: Los Angeles (1.3 adults), Madam Secretary (0.9 adults) and Elementary (0.7 adults).

NBC played a special Tom Brokaw: The First 50 Years. It warranted a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers.

Back-to-back episodes of To Tell a Truth warranted a 1.0 rating in a pivotal demo on ABC. Those were after a increased America’s Funniest Home Videos, that posted a 1.2 rating in a pivotal demo. The Conviction burn-off continued during 10 p.m., pulling a 0.5 rating.