Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for CBS on Sunday night ( overrun) and NBC (Golf overrun) are approximate and subject to significant revisions in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.6/8||2.3/7||1.7/5||1.5/5||1.0/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.193||4.523||7.165||5.598||2.378|
An overrun of the tournament (until approximately 7:50pm Eastern) boosted CBS ratings for the win on Sunday night as The and rolled over the competition.
ABC and NBC were both hit hard on Sunday against the CBS competition, while Fox was mixed.
The second part of ABC's Thin Ice skating special drew a nearly invisible 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.: was down 13% from last week to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. was down 5% to a 3.5 rating, yet another series low for an original episode. The Jamie Oliver's Food special managed just a 2.2 rating.
NBC plunged vs. last Sunday's season premieres as the 8pm second outing offell 25% to a 1.8 rating. Celebrity Apprentice, mostly going against and in the East/Central time zones fell 19% from last week to a 2.6 rating. Early in the night NBC aired a golf overrun (Transitions Championship) until 7:41pm Eastern which then joined a repeat of in progress. They said their 8pm and later hours were unaffected.
On Fox, Therecovered a bit from last week, up 12% to a 2.8 rating, while was down 11% from its last original episode (2/21) to a2.5 rating. was even with last week's 3.5 rating. And in its second outing, Sons Of Tucson fell 10% to a 1.9 rating. 'Til Death's 1.0 rating for the hour was 25% above last week's 0.8 rating.
Hard to draw any conclusion on the CBS numbers until we see the final ratings later today since the entire lineup was pushed back and sliced up between the time periods by the NCAA overrun. No Cold Case numbers here because it didn't air in primetime in the East/Central. We should see them later today in the final ratings.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|ABC||Figure Skating (Thin Ice)||0.6||2||4.212|
|NBC||Golf overrun / Minute (repeat)||0.8||2||3.339|
|ABC||Figure Skating (Thin Ice)||0.7||2||4.437|
|FOX||Sons of Tucson||1.9||5||3.899|
|ABC||Jamie Oliver's Food||2.3||6||6.430|
|ABC||Jamie Oliver's Food||2.1||6||5.962|
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