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[06/20/11 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA, Miss USA Spark Victory for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, june 19, 2011)

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

NBC (6.57 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (9.01 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1), "Minute to Win It" (5.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "America's Got Talent" (4.65 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) and the "2011 Miss USA Pageant" (7.25 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1). The pageant matched its highest 18-49 rating in six years (since 2005) and delivered its biggest overall audience in four years (since 2007).

FOX (2.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.73 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Bob's Burgers" (1.59 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14), "The Simpsons" (3.22 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "The Cleveland Show" (3.13 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), "Family Guy" (3.81 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and another "American Dad" (3.39 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.35 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" (5.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "The Good Wife" (3.28 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.72 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (3.34 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Castle" (3.37 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T16) and "Body of Proof" (4.10 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) on ABC (3.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) rounded out the night.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/20/10):

Two and a half hours of "PGA Overrun" (9.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) sparked an NBC (7.31 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) victory on Sunday. Leading out of the broadcast were an abbreviated edition of "Minute to Win It" (3.51 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and a new-to-NBC episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (3.46 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

FOX (2.99 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with the series finale of "'Til Death" (1.52 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16), a new "Sons of Tucson" (1.39 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T16) and repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.21 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "The Cleveland Show" (3.43 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Family Guy" (4.52 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "American Dad" (3.84 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

Next up was ABC (4.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.61 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.77 million viewers, #T5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) followed by the premieres of "Scoundrels" (5.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "The Gates" (4.65 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

And finally, repeats of "60 Minutes" (7.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "I Get That a Lot" (4.73 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Cold Case" (4.77 million viewers, #T5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and another "Cold Case" (4.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) on CBS (5.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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