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TV ratings: 'Whodunnit?' and 'Crossing Lines' underwhelm on a soft Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 23, 2013The premieres of NBC's drama "Crossing Lines" and ABC's murder-mystery reality show "Whodunnit?" posted pretty meager numbers Sunday on a night when cable dominated the ratings. "Crossing Lines" led its two-hour timeslot in viewers, but it didn't reach a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. "Whodunnit?" fared a little better in the 18-49 demographic, finishing second in its hour.A "Family Guy" rerun on FOX scored the top 18-49 rating of the night, while "60 Minutes" had the biggest total audience for CBS. The return of "Celebrity Wife Swap" to ABC was down from its springtime run.CBS averaged 4.9 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/6 share in households in primetime. NBC (4.2 million, 2.7/5) came in second, a little bit ahead of ABC (4.05 million, 2.5/4). FOX trailed with 2.5 million viewers and a 1.5/3.ABC and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 1.1. NBC posted a 0.8...

TV ratings: '60 Minutes' and 'Family Guy' lead a Sunday rerun parade

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 2, 2013The broadcast networks went with nearly wall-to-wall reruns on Sunday, with "60 Minutes" and a concert special on NBC the only original offerings. The ratings reflected that, as only CBS managed to draw more than 3 million viewers and FOX, led by "Family Guy," was the only network to get above a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.CBS averaged 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5 rating/6 share in households in primetime. ABC (2.9 million, 1.8/3) and FOX (2.9 million, 1.6/3) tied for second place. NBC was not far behind with 2.7 million viewers and a 1.8/3.FOX's 1.3 rating led the 18-49 demographic. CBS finished second at 0.8, followed closely by NBC, 0.7, and ABC, 0.6.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.4 million viewers, 5.5/11 households)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5 million, 3.0/6)NBC: "The Voice" rerun (2 million, 1.3/2)FOX: "The Cleveland Show" rerun (1.8 million 1.0/2)/"American Dad" rerun...

TV ratings: 'Smash' bows out quietly as FOX leads Sunday with NASCAR

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 26, 2013A prime-time NASCAR race carried FOX to a ratings win on an otherwise very quiet Sunday before Memorial Day. NBC's "Smash," meanwhile, scored very modest numbers for its series finale.FOX drew 6.9 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/8 share in households in primetime, pending updates for the live NASCAR telecast. CBS (4.45 million, 3.1/6) came in second. ABC (3 million, 1.8/3) edged NBC (2.4 million, 1.6/3) for third place.FOX was the only network to make any kind of impression in the 18-49 demographic, finishing with a 1.8 rating. ABC posted a 0.6, and CBS and NBC tied for third at 0.5.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 (6.8 million viewers, 4.1/8 households)CBS: "60 Minutes" (5.6 million, 3.9/8)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4 million, 2.4/5)NBC: "The Voice" rerun (2.1 million, 1.4/3)18-49 leader: Coca-Cola 600 (1.8)8 p.m.FOX: Coca-Cola 600 (7.2 million, 4.4/8)CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (4.5 million,...

TV ratings: 'Survivor: Caramoan' finale leads Sunday, 'Revenge' finale dips

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 12, 2013CBS scored a prime-time sweep on Sunday night, with "60 Minutes" and the three-hour "Survivor: Caramoan" finale and reunion show leading each of their hours in both viewers and adults 18-49. Elsewhere Sunday, the "Once Upon a Time" finale was about even with its ratings from last week, but the two-hour "Revenge" finale slipped a little despite a whole lot of things happening. CBS averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/10 share in households in primetime. ABC (6.4 million, 3.9/7) came in second. Both NBC (4 million, 2.5/4) and FOX (3.35 million, 1.9/3) were in line with recent weeks.CBS also led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. ABC's 1.7 was good enough for second, and FOX was right behind with a 1.6. NBC trailed with a 1.1.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million viewers, 6.4/13 households)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.3 million, 3.6/7)NBC: "The...

"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Third Time in Four Weeks

CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 24.

"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 Up Against Golden Globes

CBS spins the numbers for the week of January 7-13.

'60 Minutes' Makes Top 10 for Third Straight Time

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TV ratings: NBC wins with 'Sunday Night Football' as AMAs crash and burn

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012Plenty of music awards were handed out, but football was the big winner Sunday night, as NBC garnered more viewers with "Sunday Night Football" than ABC could pull in for "The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards."Even with the star power of Justin Bieber and Stevie Wonder, the awards show took a steep dive -- dropping 21 percent to an all-time low.Animation fans tuned out Sunday -- or switched over to football -- as "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers" and "Family Guy" each fell from last week.NBC delivered 13.3 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/12 share in households in primetime. CBS (12.6 million, 8.1/12) was a close second. ABC trailed behind with 9.0 million viewers and a 5.2/8, leaving FOX in fourth place (4.2 million, 2.4/4).NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.9 rating. CBS came in second at 3.0, just ahead of ABC's 2.9. FOX averaged 2.0 in...

'60 Minutes' Rebroadcast Tops All of Last Week's Primetime Premieres in Total Viewers

Sunday's rebroadcast of 60 MINUTES, following NFL Football, delivered 12.4 million viewers, more than all 12 of last week's primetime premieres, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sept. 16.

TV ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' scores a big win for NBC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012The Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers is not the most storied matchup in the NFL, so ratings for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" were down some from the season opener a week ago. But the game still gave the network a big ratings win for the night.CBS also got a boost from the NFL as its late-afternoon game spilled into primetime, translating to bigger ratings (for now, at least) for "60 Minutes" and "Big Brother." FOX also saw its early-evening ratings jump thanks to NFL games in a handful of markets.NBC's current averages stand at 15.7 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share in households, although those will likely go up some with adjustments for the live NFL broadcast. CBS (9 million, 5.7/9) took second for the night, well ahead of FOX (4.5 million, 2.6/4). ABC trailed with 3.5 million viewers and a 2.3/4.Among adults 18-49, NBC's 6.5...