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TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and NFL preseason lead Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013Ratings for "Big Brother" were up across the board Sunday vs. a week ago, helping CBS capture the total-viewer crown for the night on the broadcast networks. An NFL preseason game scored the night's top 18-49 rating for NBC. FOX also got a bit of a bump from an afternoon NFL game that bled into primetime.CBS averaged 6.7 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households in primetime. NBC (6 million, 3.8/6) came in second, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. ABC took third with 3.9 million viewers and a 2.5/4, and FOX (3 million, 1.8/3) trailed.NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating, half a point better than CBS' 1.4. FOX posted a 1.2 in the demo and ABC a 0.8.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (8.6 million viewers, 5.6/11 households)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5 million, 2.9/6)NBC: Special - "Madden NFL... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/tv-ratings-big-brother-and-nfl-preseason-lead-sunday.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and CBS top NFL preseason Sunday, 'Whodunnit?' finale rises

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013Sunday night brought something rare in the TV ratings world: An NFL broadcast finishing second in total viewers for the evening. It was just a preseason game, but still, FOX's telecast of the Colts-Giants contest finished second in viewers behind CBS' "60 Minutes" and "Big Brother"-led lineup.FOX did lead the night in adults 18-49, and once updates come in accounting for its live broadcast it could catch CBS in viewers. Elsewhere, the finale of "Whodunnit?" scored its best 18-49 rating of the summer and its second-biggest total audience.CBS delivered 6.25 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/7 share in households for the night. Pending updates, FOX stands at 5.8 million viewers and a 3.7/6. ABC (4 million, 2.5/4) came in third, and NBC (2.3 million, 1.5/3) trailed.FOX scored a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the demographic race. CBS took second with a 1.2, followed by ABC, 1.0,... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/tv-ratings-big-brother-and-cbs-top-nfl-preseason-sunday-whodunnit-finale-rises.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' leads Sunday, Teen Choice Awards even with last year

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013FOX's broadcast of the Teen Choice Awards Sunday was on par with last year's show -- which is to say, not very big. It was the night's top show among teenagers, but people over 18 didn't pay much attention."Big Brother" scored the night's top 18-49 rating, tying its number in the demographic last week and rising some in viewers, pending updates (CBS' primetime lineup was delayed a few minutes for the end of the PGA Championship). "Unforgettable" also ticked up for CBS, as did "Whodunnit?" for ABC.CBS averaged 6.9 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households for the night to score an easy win over second-place ABC (3.8 million, 2.4/4). NBC (2.6 million, 1.8/3) beat out FOX (2.4 million, 1.4/2) for third.CBS was the only network to get above a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, finishing with a 1.4. ABC and FOX tied for second at... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/tv-ratings-big-brother-leads-sunday-teen-choice-awards-even-with-last-year.html

TV ratings: NFL Hall of Fame game scores for NBC Sunday, 'Big Brother' steady

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013The first NFL preseason game of 2013 carried NBC to a big ratings win Sunday night as viewers welcomed football back into their homes. First-run shows on the other networks did OK too, making for a better-than-summer-average night in the Nielsens."Big Brother" and "Unforgettable" were about even with their performances a week ago for CBS, and the return of "Secret Millionaire" to ABC gave the network a bump at 8 o'clock. "Whodunnit?" was flat.NBC drew 8 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in primetime, pending updates for the live NFL telecast. CBS (6.6 million, 4.3/8) came in second. ABC was third with 3.8 million viewers and a 2.4/4. FOX trailed with 2.45 million viewers and a 1.5/3.NBC had a bigger lead among adults 18-49, scoring a 2.9 rating in the demographic. CBS finished a distant second at 1.3, edging FOX's 1.2. ABC posted a 0.9.Sunday... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/tv-ratings-nfl-hall-of-fame-game-scores-for-nbc-sunday-big-brother-steady.html

TV ratings: 'Whodunnit?' improves slightly on another soft Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 14, 2013Sunday's broadcast ratings, as they've been for much of the summer, left much to be desired. No show drew as much as 7 million viewers or broke the 2.0 mark among adults 18-49. "Big Brother" will likely end up as the night's top show, although it was delayed 20 minutes in the eastern half of the country due to sports coverage that ran into primetime. "Family Guy" helped FOX score an overall victory in the 18-49 demographic. ABC's "Whodunnit?" and "Celebrity Wife Swap" rose slightly from their recent performances.CBS averaged 4.9 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/6 share in households for the night. ABC (3.64 million, 2.3/4) and NBC (3.62 million, 2.4/4) finished in a virtual tie for second. FOX drew 2.6 million people and a 1.5/3.FOX led the 18-49 demo with a modest 1.2 rating, followed closely by CBS, 1.1, and ABC, 1.0. NBC tailed with a... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/tv-ratings-whodunnit-improves-slightly-on-another-soft-sunday.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' rises Sunday and leads CBS to victory

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 7, 2013Sunday's installment of "Big Brother" improved on its ratings from a week ago, scoring the top adults 18-49 rating of the night. It combined with "60 Minutes," which had the most total viewers in primetime, to lead CBS to a win for the evening.Elsewhere Sunday, ABC's "Whodunnit?" and NBC's "Crossing Lines" were about even with their ratings from last week, while "Celebrity Wife Swap" dipped a little for the Alphabet.CBS drew 5.4 million viewers and a 3.5 rating/6 share in households for the night. NBC (3.7 million, 2.3/4) beat out ABC (3.3 million, 2.1/4) for second place. FOX took fourth in viewers with 2.7 million and a 1.6/3.CBS and FOX tied for the 18-49 lead with 1.2 ratings. ABC and NBC each averaged a 0.9.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.55 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (4.5 million, 2.7/5)NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/tv-ratings-big-brother-rises-sunday-and-leads-cbs-to-victory.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' leads a soft Sunday while 'Whodunnit?' falls

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 30, 2013The rollout of "Big Brother 15" continued Sunday for CBS, and as with Thursday's premiere, it was down some from last season's Sunday premiere. It was also, however, the highest-rated show of the night in adults 18-49, and helped CBS win the night.The networks once again didn't have much to write home about on Sunday. ABC's "Whodunnit?" fell from its premiere, and NBC's "Crossing Lines" was flat in adults 18-49 with last week and down some in viewers.CBS delivered 5.55 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households for the night. NBC (3.6 million, 2.4/4) edged ABC (3.5 million, 2.2/4) for second place. FOX trailed with 2.3 million viewers and a 1.4/2.CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic, although it scored only a 1.1 rating. FOX took second with a 1.0, followed by ABC, 0.9, and NBC, 0.8.Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.1 million viewers,... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/tv-ratings-big-brother-leads-a-soft-sunday-while-whodunnit-falls.html

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... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/tv-ratings-whodunnit-and-crossing-lines-underwhelm-on-a-soft-sunday.html

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... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/tv-ratings-60-minutes-and-family-guy-lead-a-sunday-rerun-parade.html

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,... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-smash-bows-out-quietly-as-fox-leads-sunday-with-nascar.html
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