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TV Ratings Sunday: US Open Tops Leaderboard; Scoundrels, The Gates Out Of Bounds

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June 21st, 2010


Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for NBC (US Open) are approximate and subject to significant revisions in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Scoreboard NBC FOX ABC CBS Uni
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 1.8/6 1.3/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/5 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.7/3
Total Viewers (million) 7.31 2.99 4.80 5.45 1.74


The final round of the US Open golf tournament topped the adults 18-49 ratings on Sunday, while the series premieres of ABC's Scoundrels and The Gates started very slowly.

With Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in contention, the primetime portion of the final round of the 2010 US Open scored a preliminary 2.3 adults 18-49 rating (from 7-9:30pm), which was up 35% from the primetime portion (7-8pm) of last year's US Open which scored a preliminary 1.7 rating before rising to a 2.0 rating in the final ratings.

ABC's series premiere of Scoundrels drew only a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, and following it the series premiere of The Gates just a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Two more knocks against getting "serious" with summer shows.

Let's take a moment to remember 'Til Death, a zombie show that lasted four season (more or less) with almost no one watching it. The series finale (can we really be certain?) last night drew a worthy 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Following it, Sons Of Tucson, which will have no zombie life in primetime, had the same rating.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 NBC US Open Golf (final round) 2.3 9 9.295
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (repeat) 1.1 4 4.275
CBS 60 Minutes 1.0 4 7.107
FOX Til Death (series finale) 0.6 3 1.521
7:30 NBC US Open Golf (final round) 2.2 8 9.365
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (repeat) 1.2 5 4.984
CBS 60 Minutes 1.0 4 7.802
FOX Sons of Tucson 0.6 2 1.395
8:00 NBC US Open Golf (final round) 2.3 8 9.956
FOX The Simpsons (repeat) 1.4 5 3.212
CBS I Get That A Lot (repeat) 1.0 4 5.017
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (repeat) 1.0 3 4.325
8:30 NBC US Open Golf (final round) 2.4 8 10.133
FOX The Cleveland Show (repeat) 1.6 5 3.429
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (repeat) 1.2 4 5.220
CBS I Get That A Lot (repeat) 1.0 3 4.439
9:00 NBC US Open Golf (final round) 2.3 7 9.350
FOX Family Guy (repeat) 2.0 6 4.524
ABC Scoundrels (premiere) 1.2 4 5.099
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 0.9 3 4.356
9:30 FOX American Dad (repeat) 1.7 5 3.841
ABC Scoundrels (premiere) 1.4 4 5.243
NBC Minute To Win It (repeat) 1.1 3 3.512
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 1.0 3 5.178
10:00 ABC The Gates (premiere) 1.5 4 4.775
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 1.0 3 4.812
NBC Law & Order: CI (repeat) 0.9 3 3.284
10:30 ABC The Gates (premiere) 1.4 4 4.520
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 1.0 3 4.886
NBC Law & Order: CI (repeat) 1.0 3 3.629

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