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[08/15/11 - 08:53 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Modest Start for FOX's "In The Flow"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, august 14, 2011)

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 8:05p 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%).


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/15/10):

CBS (8.22 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) snagged top honors on Sunday thanks to its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.20 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "Big Brother 12" (9.43 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "Undercover Boss" (7.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) and "CSI: Miami" (5.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

FOX (3.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.81 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T17), "The Simpsons" (2.60 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11), another "The Simpsons" (3.89 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6), "The Cleveland Show" (3.74 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6), "Family Guy" (4.66 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1) and another "Family Guy" (4.90 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T1).

Next up was ABC (4.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (5.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) followed by the season finale of "Scoundrels" (2.84 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T17) and a new "The Gates" (2.59 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14).

And finally, a new "Dateline NBC" (4.39 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14) lead into repeats of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.43 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T14), another "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (5.31 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) and yet another "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.81 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T11) on NBC (4.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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