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Sunday Ratings: Fox Repeats Win; No Magic For Merlin Premiere

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June 22nd, 2009

Due to live sports coverage and irregular running times, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.  US Open Golf aired from 7:00-8:09p, Merlin aired from 8:09-9:09p and 9:09-10:09p and Law & Order: SVU aired from 10:09-11:09p.

Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS ABC Uni CW
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 1.6/6 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 3.106 5.313 6.999 4.120 1.452 0.912

An early boost from a US Open golf overrun couldn't get NBC ahead of Fox's animated repeats for the night, as the premiere of Merlin showed little magic averaging only a 1.4 adults 18-49 demo.

In the other new programming for the night, ABC's Just for Laughs was nearly unwatched with a 0.6 demo rating, and ABC's Impact mini-series premiere did even worse than Merlin averaging just a 1.2 adults 18-49 demo from 9-11p. 60 Minutes drew just a 1.0 demo rating for the night.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Full details:

Time Net Program 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 NBC US Open Golf 1.7 7 1.3 6 6.420
CBS 60 Minutes 1.0 4 0.5 2 7.941
FOX King of the Hill (repeat) 0.7 3 0.6 3 1.616
ABC Just For Laughs 0.6 2 0.4 2 2.788
CW Reaper (repeat) 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.779
7:30 NBC US Open Golf 1.6 6 1.2 5 6.180
CBS 60 Minutes 1.0 4 0.5 2 8.243
FOX American Dad (repeat) 0.9 3 0.9 4 1.909
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (repeat) 0.9 3 0.6 3 3.464
CW Reaper (repeat) 0.2 1 0.2 1 0.678
8:00 FOX Simpsons (repeat) 1.8 6 2.0 8 3.861
NBC Merlin (premiere) 1.5 5 1.0 4 5.930
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Ed. (repeat) 0.9 3 0.7 3 3.452
CBS Million Dollar Password (repeat) 0.9 3 0.5 2 5.938
CW Good Boy (movie) 0.2 1 0.2 1 0.864
8:30 FOX King of the Hill (repeat) 1.5 5 1.5 6 3.317
CBS Million Dollar Password (repeat) 1.3 4 0.8 3 6.943
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Ed. (repeat) 1.2 4 1.0 4 4.324
NBC Merlin (premiere) 1.2 4 0.8 3 4.998
CW Good Boy (movie) 0.3 1 0.2 1 1.017
9:00 FOX Family Guy (repeat) 2.2 7 2.6 9 4.285
NBC Merlin 1.3 4 0.8 3 5.250
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 1.1 3 0.6 2 6.638
ABC Impact (mini-series) 1.1 3 0.5 2 4.302
CW Good Boy (movie) 0.3 1 0.2 1 1.075
9:30 FOX American Dad (repeat) 1.8 5 2.1 7 3.649
NBC Merlin 1.4 4 0.8 3 5.224
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 1.2 3 0.7 2 6.892
ABC Impact (mini-series) 1.1 3 0.5 2 4.711
CW Good Boy (movie) 0.3 1 0.2 1 1.060
10:00 CBS Without A Trace (repeat) 1.3 4 0.9 3 6.618
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.2 4 0.8 3 4.286
ABC Impact (mini-series) 1.2 3 0.5 2 4.762
10:30 CBS Without A Trace (repeat) 1.5 4 0.9 3 6.778
ABC Impact (mini-series) 1.3 4 0.5 2 5.157
NBC Law & Order: SVU 1.2 4 0.9 3 4.218

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Shows are sorted by 18-49 rating in each time slot.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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