Ratings: ABC's Jaycee Dugard Q&A Dominates Sunday, Marriage Ref Hits All-Time Low

ABC’s special Primetime with Diane Sawyer – Jaycee Dugard: In Her Own Words — drew 14.8 million viewers on Sunday while scoring a 3.7 demo rating, giving it a commanding win for the night in both measures. The special also qualifies as TV’s most-watched summer newsmagazine telecast in more than seven years, ABC touts.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Big Brother enjoyed its best Sunday premiere in series history, delivering 7.16 million viewers and a 2.5 demo rating — also easily winning its 8 o’clock time period.

At 10 pm, NBC’s Marriage Ref — even with the luminous panelist Ellen Pompeo — dropped 33 percent to 2 mil/0.8 (a series low).