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[05/27/13 - 08:10 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Tops Viewers, Demos for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, may 26, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (6.980 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) took home top honors on Sunday with its coverage of "NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Charlotte" (6.980 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

ABC (2.963 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then claimed a distant second place with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.031 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Wipeout" (2.946 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "Motive" (2.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Rookie Blue" (2.256 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with its second run mix of "60 Minutes" (5.584 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "The Good Wife" (3.297 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "The Mentalist" (4.413 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, NBC (2.392 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the night with a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (2.388 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) followed by a new "Smash" (2.430 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and the finale of "Smash" (2.364 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Smash (vs. 5/11/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.52% - NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Charlotte -28.57% - Smash - 10:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)) -54.55% - Smash - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/27/12):

FOX (6.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its coverage of "NASCAR '12 Racing from Charlotte" (6.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

NBC (4.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (3.52 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10), the "Harry's Law" (5.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) finale and repeats of "America's Got Talent" (3.26 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and another "America's Got Talent" (4.30 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its encore lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.70 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), "Duets" (2.75 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Rookie Blue" (2.71 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

And finally, CBS (4.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a special "60 Minutes Presents" (6.04 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) followed by repeats of "Blue Bloods" (3.68 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12), "The Good Wife" (4.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "CSI: Miami" (4.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-30.00% - Harry's Law (vs. 5/13/12)
-50.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

75.00% - Harry's Law (vs. Minute to Win It (Repeat))
16.67% - 60 Minutes
-8.70% - NASCAR '12 Racing from Charlotte (vs. NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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