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[05/30/11 - 10:04 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Coca-Cola 600" Gets It Done for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, may 29, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

Coverage of the "NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600" (7.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) put FOX (7.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) in front on Sunday.

ABC (4.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home second place with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.90 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.95 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and a two-hour "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.26 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its mix of "60 Minutes" (5.71 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "Undercover Boss" (4.38 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "Undercover Boss" (5.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "CSI: Miami" (5.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5).

And finally, NBC (2.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) rounded out the night with its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (3.01 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Minute to Win It" (2.20 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "The Bourne Supremacy" (3.25 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/30/10):

FOX (6.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of the "NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600" (6.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

NBC (3.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (2.75 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and a repeat of "SNL in the 2000s: Time and Again" (4.16 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.39 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.15 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "The Bachelorette" (2.50 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, "60 Minutes Presents" (6.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "60 Minutes" (5.51 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) lead into repeats of "Cold Case" (5.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and another "Cold Case" (5.63 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) on CBS (5.63 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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