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[06/06/11 - 08:55 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats No Match for Game 3
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, june 5, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (11.68 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) cruised to victory on Sunday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (5.50 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4), "NBA Countdown" (6.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and the "NBA Finals, Game 3" (13.58 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1).

A distant second then went to FOX (3.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (2.27 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (2.15 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "The Simpsons" (3.73 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4), "The Cleveland Show" (3.41 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "Family Guy" (4.30 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and another "American Dad" (3.52 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Next up was CBS (6.43 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (9.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "CSI: Miami" (5.73 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14), "Undercover Boss" (4.55 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and another "CSI: Miami" (6.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #12).

And finally, NBC (4.27 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) closed out the night with "Dateline NBC" (3.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and encores of "Minute to Win It" (2.92 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T14) and "America's Got Talent" (5.21 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/6/10):

"NBA Finals, Game 2" (12.27 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) lifted ABC (11.09 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) to an easy victory on Sunday. Tipping off the night were its pre-game specials "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" (6.80 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) and "NBA Countdown" (8.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2).

NBC (5.24 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Making of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" (2.59 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Dateline NBC" (3.58 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11) and its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (5.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) offered up fresh installments of "'Til Death" (2.18 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Sons of Tucson" (1.94 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) followed by repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "The Cleveland Show" (3.60 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "Family Guy" (4.66 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) and "American Dad" (4.22 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6).

And finally, CBS (6.55 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the evening with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.25 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9), "Medium" (5.14 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "The Good Wife" (4.95 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Cold Case" (5.88 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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