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[06/25/12 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, june 24, 2012)

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

NBC (4.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) took home top demo honors on Sunday with its mix of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Track & Field Finals" (4.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1), "Dateline NBC" (5.18 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and repeats of "America's Got Talent" (4.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and another "America's Got Talent" (4.24 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

ABC (3.42 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.55 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Secret Millionaire" (3.84 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (2.65 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.72 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its combination of "60 Minutes" (8.09 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Person of Interest" (5.31 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12), "The Good Wife" (4.41 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and "CSI: Miami" (5.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "American Dad" (1.57 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13), "The Cleveland Show" (1.72 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "FOX's 25th Anniversary Special" (2.28 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) closed out the evening on FOX (2.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. 6/10/12)
0.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Track & Field Finals (vs. Dateline NBC)
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
-25.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/26/11):

NBC (4.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) took home top demo honors on Sunday with its mix of "Dateline NBC" (3.70 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "America's Got Talent" (5.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and the season premiere of "The Marriage Ref" (4.57 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

FOX (2.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then snagged the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.46 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.55 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Simpsons" (2.81 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "The Cleveland Show" (2.80 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), "Family Guy" (3.71 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and another "American Dad" (3.15 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.47 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.99 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "Hawaii Five-0" (4.92 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "Undercover Boss" (4.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "CSI: Miami" (5.21 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.74 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (3.91 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Castle" (4.23 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) and "Body of Proof" (4.03 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on ABC (4.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) rounded out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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