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[07/16/12 - 09:28 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, ABC Split Demos, CBS Tops Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, july 15, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (3.12 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) and ABC (4.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) split the demo crown on Sunday as the former offered up repeats of "American Dad" (1.90 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "The Cleveland Show" (2.17 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "The Simpsons" (3.53 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), another "The Simpsons" (3.53 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4), "Family Guy" (3.71 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and another "Family Guy" (3.90 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

The Alphabet then served up a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) alongside new episodes of "Secret Millionaire" (5.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (4.15 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7).

Next up was CBS (5.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "60 Minutes" (7.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Big Brother 14" (6.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1), "The Good Wife" (4.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14) and "The Mentalist" (4.29 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T14).

And finally, a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (5.21 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and a two-hour encore of "America's Got Talent" (3.92 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) on NBC (4.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Secret Millionaire
-6.67% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
-27.27% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (vs. Castle (Repeat)/Body of Proof (Repeat))
+50.00% - Secret Millionaire (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Dateline NBC (Repeat))
-8.33% - Big Brother 14


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/17/11):

CBS (6.37 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) latched onto the top spot on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (8.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Big Brother 13" (6.89 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1), "Undercover Boss" (4.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) and "CSI: Miami" (5.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Second place then went to FOX (2.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and its all-repeat mix of "American Dad" (1.72 million viewers, #17; adults 18-9: 0.8, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.76 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "The Simpsons" (3.14 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "The Cleveland Show" (2.91 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5), "Family Guy" (3.80 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and another "American Dad" (3.51 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

Next up was ABC (4.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (3.87 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Castle" (3.85 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16) and "Body of Proof" (4.02 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T16).

And finally, NBC (3.99 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) closed out the night with its combination of "Dateline NBC" (3.63 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "America's Got Talent" (4.57 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "The Marriage Ref" (3.18 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Marriage Ref (25.0%), Big Brother 13 (-4.0%).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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