or


[07/02/12 - 08:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" Makes It Three In a Row for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, july 1, 2012)

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

NBC (8.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat for the third consecutive night with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Track & Field Finals" (5.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Swimming Finals" (7.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Gymnastics Women's Final" (9.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

ABC (4.50 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed a distant second place with a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Secret Millionaire" (4.98 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (3.95 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.53 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.68 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Cleveland Show" (1.84 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "The Simpsons" (3.08 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Bob's Burgers" (2.45 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Family Guy" (3.11 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and another "American Dad" (3.02 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

And finally, a new "60 Minutes" (8.25 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) and repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (4.55 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13), "The Good Wife" (3.88 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16) and "The Mentalist" (4.27 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) on CBS (5.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Track & Field Finals
+10.00% - 60 Minutes
-20.00% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (vs. 6/10/12)
-26.67% - Secret Millionaire (vs. 6/10/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+178.26% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Gymnastics Women's Final (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/The Marriage Ref)
+162.50% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Swimming Finals (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+100.00% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Track & Field Finals (vs. Dateline NBC)
84.62% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (vs. Castle (Repeat)/Body of Proof (Repeat))
37.50% - 60 Minutes
37.50% - Secret Millionaire (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/3/11):

FOX (2.13 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) edged out the adults 18-49 crown on Sunday with its all-repeat lineup of "American Dad" (1.48 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "Bob's Burgers" (1.61 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14), "The Simpsons" (2.39 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "The Cleveland Show" (2.13 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and a one-hour "Family Guy" (2.57 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

CBS (4.72 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "60 Minutes" (6.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Blue Bloods" (4.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #17), "Undercover Boss" (3.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "CSI: Miami" (4.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with encores of "Dateline NBC" (3.35 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "America's Got Talent" (3.53 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "America's Got Talent" (4.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a new "The Marriage Ref" (3.67 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

And finally, ABC (3.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) closed out the evening with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.20 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (3.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Castle" (3.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and another "Body of Proof" (4.12 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Marriage Ref (-25.00%).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [july 2012]  
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
[03/25/17 - 08:29 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Coverage Puts CBS on Top
The Eye easily wins the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/23/17 - 09:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/22/17 - 09:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Stay on Top
ABC, CBS, FOX and The CW split the silver among adults 18-49.

[03/21/17 - 08:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Holds Off "DWTS" Return in 18-49
ABC's reality franchise however wins the night among total viewers.

[03/20/17 - 04:01 PM]
OWN Drama Series Deliver Strong Ratings with Season Finale of "The Haves and the Have Nots" and Season Two Premiere of "Greenleaf"
OWN further spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 01:59 PM]
Travel Channel's Hit Series "Expedition Unknown" Scores Highest-Rated Episode Ever
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 15.

[03/20/17 - 12:50 PM]
2017 NCAA Tournament Is Most-Watched in 24 Years Across Television Through First Sunday, Plus Record-Setting Digital Consumption
CBS and Turner spin the numbers for their NCAA coverage to date.

[03/20/17 - 12:49 PM]
2017 People's Choice Award Winner for "Favorite Cable TV Comedy," Freeform's "Baby Daddy," Hits 9-Month Highs for Its Season 6 Premiere
Freeform further spins the numbers for Monday, March 13.

[03/20/17 - 08:35 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Men's Basketball Gives CBS Another Boost
The Eye once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/19/17 - 08:43 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Hold Off ABC, NBA
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/18/17 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demos with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched network.

[03/17/17 - 09:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dramas Hold Off NCAA Coverage on CBS
The Alphabet wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/17 - 07:43 PM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Tight Demo Race
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" leads the night among adults 18-49.