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[07/11/11 - 08:44 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Jaycee Dugard Special Delivers for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, july 10, 2011)

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

ABC (10.13 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) dominated the competition on Sunday with its two-hour special "Primetime: Jaycee Dugard: In Her Own Words" (14.78 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1). Leading off the night were repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

CBS (5.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then snagged the silver with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Big Brother 13" (7.16 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "Undercover Boss" (4.02 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "CSI: Miami" (4.60 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Next up was FOX (2.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.82 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "Bob's Burgers" (1.79 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "The Simpsons" (3.52 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) "The Cleveland Show" (3.09 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Family Guy" (3.76 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and another "American Dad" (3.21 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

And finally, NBC (2.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (4.78 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "Women's U.S. Open Golf" (2.38 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and "The Marriage Ref" (2.04 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Marriage Ref (-33.30%).


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/11/10):

FOX (3.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) edged out the adults 18-49 crown on Sunday thanks to its mix of "Sons of Tucson" (1.62 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17), "American Dad" (1.96 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15), "The Simpsons" (3.74 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "The Cleveland Show" (3.39 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Family Guy" (4.04 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and another "Family Guy" (3.72 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

A close silver then went to CBS (6.39 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with its combination of "60 Minutes" (6.97 million viewers, #T1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13), "Big Brother 12" (6.97 million viewers, #T1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "The Mentalist" (5.93 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Cold Case" (5.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.27 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.81 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8) followed by new episodes of "Scoundrels" (2.99 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16) and "The Gates" (3.25 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

And finally, NBC (4.94 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Dateline NBC" (4.90 million viewers, #T7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.90 million viewers, #T7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T13) and "America's Got Talent" (5.02 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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