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[08/13/12 - 09:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Summer Games Wrap With Another 27 Million for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, august 12, 2012)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to PGA Golf overrun, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. 60 Minutes began at 7:14 pm with prime sliding.]

NBC (26.92 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.8, #1) wrapped its Summer Games coverage with the 90-minute "London Gold" (20.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.7, #2) special followed by the "2012 Summer Olympics" (30.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.1, #1).

FOX (2.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then finished second with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.88 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14), "The Cleveland Show" (2.10 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "The Simpsons" (3.04 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6), another "The Cleveland Show" (2.87 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.64 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and another "American Dad" (3.31 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

Next up was CBS (4.71 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its combination of "PGA Overrun" (5.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) followed by "60 Minutes" (5.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Big Brother 14" (4.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "Criminal Minds" (3.53 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T14) and "The Mentalist" (3.60 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #16).

And finally, a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.24 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) plus new episodes of "Secret Millionaire" (3.97 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (2.83 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) on ABC (3.47 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
40.00% - 60 Minutes
28.57% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
25.00% - Secret Millionaire
-19.05% - Big Brother 14

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-30.00% - 60 Minutes (vs. 60 Minutes (Repeat))
-32.00% - Big Brother 14
-37.50% - Secret Millionaire (vs. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock)
-43.75% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (vs. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/14/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to PGA Golf overrun, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. 60 Minutes began at 8:05 pm with prime sliding.]

CBS (7.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) claimed top honors on Sunday thanks to a full hour of "PGA Overrun" (9.27 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) followed by "60 Minutes" (7.95 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2), "Big Brother 13" (7.19 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Same Name" (4.81 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6).

ABC (5.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its specials "i.am FIRST: Science is Rock and Roll" (2.17 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" (6.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

Next up was FOX (2.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "American Dad" (2.13 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.88 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "The Simpsons" (3.01 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) and "Family Guy" (3.52 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) followed by the debut of "In The Flow with Affion Crockett" (2.66 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8) and a new second episode of "In The Flow with Affion Crockett" (2.25 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

And finally, NBC (3.82 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) closed out the evening with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (6.48 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "Minute to Win It" (3.46 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12), "The Marriage Ref" (2.67 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12) and the season finale of "The Marriage Ref" (2.66 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Same Name (-6.3%), The Marriage Ref (-10.0%), Big Brother 13 (-10.7%).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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