TV ratings: NBC's fireworks more 'Spectacular' than CBS' fireworks on Fourth of July


Fast National ratings for Monday, July 4, 2011NBC's annual Fourth of July fireworks special -- featuring a performance by Beyoncé -- scored its biggest overall audience in more than a decade and its best adults 18-49 numbers in four years, leading the network to a victory Monday night.NBC drew 6.3 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/6 share in households in primetime to finish comfortably ahead of No. 2 CBS (4.9 million, 3.1/6). ABC (3.1 million, 2.0/4) came in third. Neither FOX (1.9 million, 1.2/2) nor The CW (434,000, 0.3/1) were much of a factor.The adults 18-49 title also went to NBC, which averaged a 1.6 rating in the demographic. CBS, 1.0, took second. ABC's 0.8 was good enough for third, followed by FOX, 0.7, and The CW, 0.2....


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