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[06/27/11 - 08:42 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Marriage Ref" Helps Power NBC Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, june 26, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (4.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home top demo honors on Sunday with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (3.70 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "America's Got Talent" (5.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and the season premiere of "The Marriage Ref" (4.57 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

FOX (2.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then snagged the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.46 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.55 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.81 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "The Cleveland Show" (2.80 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Family Guy" (3.71 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and another "American Dad" (3.15 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.47 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Undercover Boss" (4.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "CSI: Miami" (5.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.74 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (3.91 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Castle" (4.23 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Body of Proof" (4.03 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on ABC (4.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) rounded out the night.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/27/10):

FOX (3.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home top adults 18-49 honors on Sunday with its mix of "Sons of Tucson" (1.36 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16), "American Dad" (1.66 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #15), "The Simpsons" (3.86 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "The Cleveland Show" (3.49 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Family Guy" (4.43 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and another "American Dad" (3.83 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2).

The silver then went to NBC (4.98 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (4.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) followed by repeats of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and another "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (5.18 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6).

Next up was ABC (4.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.62 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.84 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) alongside week two of "Scoundrels" (3.63 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #13) and "The Gates" (3.21 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

And finally, CBS (5.75 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with "60 Minutes" (7.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #14), "I Get That a Lot" (4.42 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and its coverage of the "The 37th Annual Daytime Emmys Awards" (5.60 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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