Fast National ratings for Sunday, January 30, 2011.Football fever continues, as the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl lifted FOX to a win on a night usually dominated by CBS. The NFC defeated the AFC in Honolulu, Hawaii, while an average of over 12 million people watched at home.Meanwhile, CBS ran "The Lost Valentine," a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, which built its audience throughout the night. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" hit a season high.The Pro Bowl helped FOX win the night with 12.3 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. CBS followed with 11.8 million (7.5/12). In third was ABC (7.5 million, 4.2/7), followed finally by NBC (4.6 million, 2.8/4).In the key 18-49 demo, FOX led with 4.4, followed by ABC (2.1), CBS (1.9), and NBC (1.3).Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: 2011 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (13.1 million, 7.5/12)CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million, 6.5/11)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/01/tv-ratings-pro-bowl-wins-sunday-for-fox.html
The season finale of Survivor: Nicaragua skidded to a series low in the 18-to-49 demographic, posting a 4.1 preliminary rating — 7 percent below last fall's finale. The audience for the two-hour closer dwindled throughout the broadcast, falling from 17.2 million viewers to 13.3 million. The 10:30 reunion special drew 11.2 million (3.5 18-49 rating). Elsewhere on CBS, 60 Minutes — boosted by an 18-minute overrun of the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers football game — delivered a big 20 million viewers (4.5). To Read More Click Here.
Marilu Henner was featured on 60 Minutes because it's a day she'll never forget — just like every other day. The Taxi actress, 58, appeared on Sunday's program since she's one of the handful of people discovered to have "superior autobiographical memory" after rigorous testing. She can remember almost every day of her life as vividly and accurately as if it was yesterday. To Read More Click Here.
How old is former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired in June after almost thirty-five years on the nation's highest court? Old enough that he can confirm Babe Ruth's famous called shot. Stevens was twelve years old when he attended Game Three of the 1932 World Series, in which Ruth reportedly pointed to center field with his bat right before blasting a 450-foot home run in that direction. Stevens recounted what he saw on '60 Minutes' (Sunday, 7 PM ET on CBS.) To Read More Click Here.
It hasn't been the greatest week for President Obama. His party suffered a historic reversal in the midterm elections, and the sitting president has faced criticism from all sides. And so, at the end of a very long week, he got to appear on '60 Minutes' (Sun., 7PM ET on CBS) and defend his record one more time. At times, it seemed like all the criticism was getting to Obama. He said this: "I do get discouraged." Correspondent Steve Kroft used the interview to grill Obama on the economy. The president said he was pleased with his record, but added that there were elements that were beyond his control. "As president ... you're held responsible for everything, but you don't always have control of everything." To Read More Click Here.
On '60 Minutes' (Sun., 7PM ET on CBS), famously beautiful actress Penelope Cruz confessed to an all-too-common worry: she doesn't think that she's "sexy." Interviewer Charlie Rose told Cruz that her sensuality was an essential part of her appeal. He also compared her to legendary bombshell Sophia Loren. But Cruz denied the comparison. "I never felt, 'Oh, I think I look good,'" she said. "I always tend to be more in the insecure side." Rose pressed the issue, calling her "beautiful" and sexy." "You know it's there," he said, referring to the effect that she has on men. But Cruz said "No" three times in response to his accusations that she is -- in fact -- good-looking. Although she also admitted that she might never have allowed herself to enjoy her own appearance. Wow. If even Penelope Cruz isn't confident about her looks -- then what hope is there for us mere mortals? Source & Video
Fox (1.4/4, 3.078 million) played their typical Sunday dance, taking the night in the 18-49 demo while at the same time coming in dead last in total viewers. That "Animation Domination" lineup might not bring in the biggest audience, but it's the "right" kind of viewers, according to the advertisers. First in viewers, then, was CBS (1.3/4, 6.39 million), enjoying a successful summer launch for 'Big Brother,' as well as the transplanted power of Thursday night's 'The Mentalist.' NBC (1.2/4, 4.936 million) mixed up the night as well, shifting 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent to 8 PM ET to make room for a repeat of 'America's Got Talent.' ABC (1.1/3, 4.079 million) got mixed, but really bad news. While 'The Gates' seems to have finally steadied in the ratings, albeit at a pretty low number, 'Scoundrels' just keeps dropping and dropping. At least 'America's Funniest Home Videos' had its best outing in more than a month, so it wasn't a total loss. To Read More Click Here .
Another Sunday night, another Celtics defeat of the Lakers NBA finals, another win for ABC. Game 5 of the Lakers-Celtics NBC finals brought ABC an even bigger win than the previous Sunday night. It earned a 7.6 share/13 households and 12.8 million viewers average for the night. The 2010 Tony Awards on CBS garnered a second-place finish with 4.8/8 and 7.5 million viewers. NBC was in third with a 2.3/4 and 3.6 million viewers, with FOX right on its heels with a 2.0/3 and 3.4 million viewers. The 18-49 demo average was an even bigger win for ABC at 4.8 share. FOX's animated series earned it a second-place 1.5, CBS' Tonys a 1.2 and NBC's "Dateline" and reruns a 1.0. To Read More Click Here .
Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 16, 2010 The other networks didn't stand a chance against CBS' three-hour "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale and results show, and this time the Eye Network got both the household ratings and adult demo bragging rights for the night. NBC's airing of the "Miss USA" pageant didn't fare so well, not even coming in second for its various time periods, but ABC's season finales gave the network a boost. CBS averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/12 share for the night, followed by ABC with 9.9 million and a 6.2/11, NBC (5.7 million, 3.7/6) and FOX (5.2 million, 3.0/5). The coveted adult demo title went to CBS as a well with a 3.4 rating. ABC once again came in second with a 2.9, while FOX had a 2.4 and NBC, a 1.9. To Read More Click Here .
In his first interview since leaving The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien says he wouldn't have done what Jay Leno did. "He went and took that show back and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know - I know me, I wouldn't have done that," O'Brien says in a 60 Minutes interview airing Sunday at 7/6c on CBS. "If I had surrendered The Tonight Show and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well - and then ... six months later. But that's me, you know. Everyone's got their own, you know, way of doing things." O'Brien, 47, left NBC in late January as part of a $45 million deal that reinstated Leno as Tonight host in March, following the failure of The Jay Leno Show in prime time. O'Brien says if he had been in Leno's shoes, he would have left the network. "Done something else, go someplace else," O'Brien tells 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft. "I mean, that's just me." To Read More Click Here .