Despite Depressed Ratings for Desperate Housewives ABC Wins Sunday Night
ABC took Sunday night with adults 18-49 with a middling 2.3 rating, narrowly edging out FOX and NBC which each scored a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49. FOX won the night with younger adults 18-34 and CBS won the night with total viewers.
Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters did not set consecutive series lows, but to say they “bounced back” from last week’s lows is a bit of a stretch. Desperate Housewives with a 3.3 preliminary 18-49 rating was barely ahead of last week’s series low 3.2 preliminary rating and Brothers & Sisters 2.4 rating with adults 18-49 was two-tenths better than last week’s 2.2 rating.
FOX ran new episodes of The Simpsons and American Dad, but it was a repeat of Family Guy that scored its best ratings for the night with a 3.2 rating with adults 18-49.
CBS took the 8pm hour with Amazing Race, but from 9pm-11pm the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story was hardly watched by adults 18-49 with a 1.2 rating. That was down significantly from the most recent Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie, A Dog Named Christmas, which scored a 2.1 rating with adults 18-49 on 11/29/09.
NBC was led by Celebrity Apprentice, which was up about 20% from last week to a 3.0 rating between 9p-11p, its best numbers since its season premiere on March 14 scored a 3.2 rating. It won the 10pm hour with a 3.3 rating, dominating its broadcast competition.
Nielsen Overnight TV ratings for Sunday, April 25:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.7/6||7.40|
|7:30||FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.2/4||2.74|
|8:00||CBS||Amazing Race 16||3.1/9||10.64|
|NBC||Minute to Win It||1.8/5||5.58|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover Home Edition (R)||1.7/5||6.95|
|8:30||FOX||Cleveland Show (R)||2.4/7||5.09|
|FOX||Family Guy (R)||3.2/8||6.36|
|CBS||When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story||1.2/3||6.95|
|ABC||Brothers & Sisters||2.4/6||8.41|
|CBS||When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story||1.2/3||7.27|
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