Sunday Ratings: Funniest Videos, Makeover, Housewives Draw Youth On Slow Night
On a quiet Sunday night when ABC’s Desperate Housewives was in repeat, the network still had enough strength with youth viewers to win (or tie) the adults 18-49 demo race in every half hour and of course win that demo for the night. Starting the night with the weak Fifth Grader, and with just two original animated shows, Fox managed to tie ABC for the adults 18-34 demo for the night. As usual, CBS had the most viewers for the night, but finished well back in both adult demos.
America’s Funniest Home Videos was above average for the Mouse from 7-8, and took both demos for its hour. 60 Minutes, with no football lead in, was a bit below its seasonal average, but still was within shouting distance of grabbing half of all the English broadcast viewers for the hour.
At 8, the demo battle was between Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and The Simpsons, with Makeover taking the 18-49 demo, and the original Simpsons winning the 18-34 demo at 8, but its repeat only managed a tie at 8:30.
At 9, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition battled Fox animated shows again in the demos, and the results were similar to the previous hour with Makeover winning for 18-49 and Fox taking the first half hour for 18-34 and just missing a tie in the second half hour.
The premiere of the NBC mini-series The Last Templar started weakly at 9pm and went downhill from there. While the CBS movie competition, Loving Leah, showed the opposite trend while also turning in weak demo numbers. As badly as Desperate Housewives does in repeats, it was still enough to win (or tie) in the demos for its hour with such weak competition.
|Time||Net||Show||Viewers Live+SD (000s)||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||18-34 Rating||18-34 Share|
|ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||7,797||2.4||7||1.6||5|
|FOX||Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?||2,694||0.9||3||0.8||3|
|ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||9,460||2.9||8||2.2||7|
|FOX||Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?||3,639||1.2||3||1.2||4|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||10,342||3.3||8||2.7||8|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||11,163||3.8||9||3.0||8|
|9:00||ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||12,281||4.4||10||3.5||9|
|CBS||Loving Leah (movie)||11,092||1.9||5||0.9||2|
|NBC||The Last Templar (mini-series)||10,476||2.6||6||1.6||4|
|FOX||Family Guy (repeat)||6,447||3.1||7||4.0||11|
|9:30||ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||12,572||4.6||11||3.6||9|
|CBS||Loving Leah (movie)||11,590||2.1||5||1.1||3|
|NBC||The Last Templar (premiere)||9,717||2.3||5||1.3||3|
|10:00||CBS||Loving Leah (movie)||12,001||2.3||5||1.2||3|
|NBC||The Last Templar (mini-series)||9,875||2.4||6||1.4||4|
|ABC||Desperate Housewives (repeat)||7,182||2.8||7||2.1||6|
|10:30||CBS||Loving Leah (movie)||12,115||2.3||6||1.3||4|
|NBC||The Last Templar (mini-series)||9,320||2.1||5||1.3||4|
|ABC||Desperate Housewives (repeat)||6,052||2.3||6||1.7||5|
Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot. Timeslot demo winners are in bold.
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