or


[01/17/11 - 09:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Lifts CBS Past NBC's Golden Globes
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, january 16, 2011)

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

A full hour of "NFL Overrun" (40.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 13.6, #1) put CBS (20.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.8, #1) in front on Sunday. Leading out of said coverage were new episodes of "60 Minutes" (17.25 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #3), "Undercover Boss" (13.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.3, #5) and "CSI: Miami" (10.35 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #10).

NBC (12.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of the "Golden Globes Red Carpet" (8.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T12) and "The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards" (14.29 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2).

Next up was FOX (5.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with its deflated (absent last week's NFL overrun) mix of a "The Simpsons" (2.64 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #15) repeat followed by new episodes of "American Dad" (3.58 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.7, #14), "The Simpsons" (6.47 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T6), "Bob's Burgers" (5.10 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.6, #9), "Family Guy" (7.08 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 3.7, #4) and "The Cleveland Show" (5.55 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.7, #8)

And finally, ABC (7.78 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) rounded out the evening with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.87 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #16), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7.94 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T12), "Desperate Housewives" (10.08 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 3.1, #T6) and "Brothers & Sisters" (10.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #11). Said demo numbers for "Housewives" marked its lowest ever for an original episode while "Brothers" tied its own low.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): 60 Minutes (156.30%), Undercover Boss (10.00%), CSI: Miami (-4.00%), Brothers & Sisters (-8.70%), Desperate Housewives (-18.40%), Family Guy (-21.30%), The Cleveland Show (-22.90%), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (-23.10%), America's Funniest Home Videos (-38.90%), Bob's Burgers (-42.20%), American Dad (-45.20% vs. 12/12/10), The Simpsons (-45.60%).


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/17/10):

CBS (17.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) took home top honors on a busy Sunday in no small part due to a full hour of "NFL Overrun" (34.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.3, #1). Leading out of said coverage were new episodes of "60 Minutes" (16.72 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "Cold Case" (10.71 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #8) followed by a repeat of "NCIS" (9.58 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10).

Second place then fell to NBC (12.95 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #2) with its mix of the "Golden Globes Red Carpet Special" (9.38 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #9) and the actual "67 Annual Golden Globe Awards" (14.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 4.7, #2).

Next up was FOX (8.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with a repeat of "24" (3.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) followed by the launch of "Human Target" (10.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6), the return of "24" (11.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.0, #T) and a second hour of "24" (11.33 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.9, #4).

And finally, ABC (8.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4) rounded out the evening with new episodes of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.33 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #12), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.48 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11), "Desperate Housewives" (11.22 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.7, #5) and "Brothers & Sisters" (8.05 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [january 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/21/14 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/21/14 - 08:30 AM]
Encore of "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" Equals NBC's Highest Saturday Average in Adults 18-49, Excluding Sports, Since June 28
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 20.

[09/20/14 - 12:51 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
A special Friday edition of "Big Brother" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[09/20/14 - 12:37 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Equals Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in 16 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 19.

[09/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
L3 Ratings: ABC's "Dancing" Premiere Marks Biggest-Ever Playback Lift - Monday's Top Show
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/19/14 - 02:43 PM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Wins in Primetime with Viewers and Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.

[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.

[09/18/14 - 08:49 AM]
Special Preview of "The Mysteries of Laura" Scored the Highest 18-49 Rating in Its Time Period, Excluding Sports, Since February 26
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Got Talent" Finale, "Laura" Premiere
The Peacock easily leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.