While it was far from a dominant win, new episodes of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters lead ABC to the top for adults 18-49 on Sunday night. Fox’s Sit Down, Shut Up won the adults 18-34 demo for its half hour, but finished third for adults 18-49 against limited competition.
NBC’s Miss USA Pageant was down about 18% from last year’s telecast. CBS’s Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sandler was nearly unwatched by anyone under 50. Perhaps if the network was interested in shedding its “old folks” image it might rethink programming those specials. It’s interesting that a new King of the Hill was almost entirely missed at 7:30. Perhaps viewers have become trained to repeats in that period for Fox.
You can see overnight reports for past Sundays to compare.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||18-34 Rating||18-34 Share||Viewers Live+SD (000s)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||2.0||7||1.6||6||6,944|
|FOX||American Dad (repeat)||1.1||4||1.2||5||2,492|
|NBC||Miss USA Pageant||1.0||3||0.8||3||3,727|
|7:30||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||2.4||7||1.8||6||8,323|
|FOX||King of the Hill||1.6||5||1.8||6||3,344|
|NBC||Miss USA Pageant||1.1||4||1.1||4||4,108|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (repeat)||2.0||6||1.5||5||7,006|
|NBC||Miss USA Pageant||1.5||4||1.5||5||5,382|
|UNI||Nuestra Belleza Latina||0.8||2||0.8||3||2,287|
|CW||At First Sight (movie)||0.3||1||0.2||1||1,112|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (repeat)||2.5||6||1.9||6||8,110|
|FOX||Sit Down, Shut Up (premiere)||2.3||6||2.7||8||5,210|
|NBC||Miss USA Pageant||1.9||5||2.0||6||6,708|
|UNI||Nuestra Belleza Latina||1.0||3||1.1||3||2,924|
|CW||At First Sight (movie)||0.2||1||0.1||0||1,034|
|CBS||Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (movie)||1.5||4||0.9||2||10,243|
|UNI||Nuestra Belleza Latina||1.1||3||1.1||3||3,186|
|CW||At First Sight (movie)||0.3||1||0.2||0||1,020|
|CBS||Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (movie)||1.5||4||1.0||3||9,772|
|UNI||Nuestra Belleza Latina||1.2||3||1.2||3||3,320|
|CW||At First Sight (movie)||0.3||1||0.2||0||1,046|
|10:00||ABC||Brothers & Sisters||3.6||9||3.1||9||10,169|
|CBS||Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (movie)||1.6||4||1.0||3||9,798|
|UNI||Zone de Guerra||0.9||2||0.9||3||2,697|
|ABC||Brothers & Sisters||3.1||8||2.6||8||9,094|
|CBS||Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (movie)||1.5||4||1.0||3||9,459|
|UNI||Zone de Guerra||0.9||2||0.9||3||2,421|
Shows are sorted by 18-49 rating in each time slot.
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