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[02/20/12 - 09:09 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: PGA Overrun Inches CBS Past Competition
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, february 19, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate. CBS' coverage of the PGA Tour ended at 7:21p, CBS prime slid.]

CBS (10.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) inched out the competition on Sunday with its mix of "PGA Overrun" (11.52 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #13), "60 Minutes" (11.71 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8), the premiere "The Amazing Race 20" (9.90 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3), "The Good Wife" (9.58 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8) and "CSI: Miami" (9.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8).

ABC (7.29 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and NBC (6.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) split the silver as the latter offered up an encore of "The Voice" (5.13 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #14) followed by the return of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (7.40 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3).

The Alphabet then offered up its lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (8.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T11), "Once Upon a Time" (9.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "Desperate Housewives" (7.55 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) and the season finale of "Pan Am" (3.88 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15).

And finally, a repeat of "Bob's Burgers" (1.81 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #17) led into originals of "The Cleveland Show" (2.62 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T15), "The Simpsons" (5.79 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3), "Napoleon Dynamite" (4.42 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T11), "Family Guy" (5.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and "American Dad" (4.40 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) on FOX (4.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+71.43% - Pan Am
+30.00% - The Simpsons
+29.41% - American Dad
+22.22% - Desperate Housewives
+17.65% - Napoleon Dynamite
+8.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - The Cleveland Show
-4.55% - CSI: Miami (vs. 1/29/12)
-4.55% - The Good Wife (vs. 1/29/12)
-27.59% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 60 Minutes
+23.81% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. Saturday Night Live: Backstage)
+20.00% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+5.26% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+4.00% - The Amazing Race 20
-4.55% - CSI: Miami
-7.14% - The Simpsons
-9.09% - Napoleon Dynamite (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-15.38% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-18.18% - Family Guy
-19.23% - The Good Wife (vs. Undercover Boss)
-29.03% - Desperate Housewives
-40.00% - Pan Am (vs. Brothers & Sisters)
-40.00% - The Cleveland Show (vs. American Dad)


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/20/11):

FOX (5.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) pulled in front among adults 18-49 on Sunday with its mix of "American Dad" (4.27 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T11), "The Simpsons" (6.44 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3), "Bob's Burgers" (4.87 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T8), "Family Guy" (6.56 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "The Cleveland Show" (5.42 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T4). A repeat of "The Simpsons" (3.82 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.6, #14) led off the evening.

ABC (8.76 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home a competitive second place with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (8.11 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #13), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (9.53 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T6), "Desperate Housewives" (10.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) and "Brothers & Sisters" (6.94 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T11).

Next up was CBS (10.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (11.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #16), the premiere of "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" (9.14 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T6), "Undercover Boss" (10.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T4) and "CSI: Miami" (10.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T8). "Race" returned well short of its NFL-powered fall edition on September 26 (11.15 million viewers; adults 18-49: 3.7).

And finally, NBC (5.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) was out of the hunt with a new "Dateline NBC" (4.69 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #17), a rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live: Just Commercials" (5.59 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.5, #15) and the debut of "Saturday Night Live: Backstage" (6.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (56.30%), Desperate Housewives (19.20%), Brothers & Sisters (11.10%), The Cleveland Show (8.30%), America's Funniest Home Videos (5.60%), American Dad (5.30%), Bob's Burgers (4.80%), The Simpsons (3.70%), Family Guy (3.10%), CSI: Miami (-8.30% vs. 1/16/11), Undercover Boss (-21.20% vs. 1/16/11), Dateline NBC (-27.30%), 60 Minutes (-33.30%).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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