TV Ratings: CBS & FOX Duel As ‘Big Brother‘ & ‘Family Guy‘ Reruns Pace Night; ‘‘
FOX and CBS tied for the lead with adults 18-49 on a slow first night of August, with FOX winning outright with adults 18-34 and CBS winning the most overall viewers.
CBS’s Big Brother 12 was the highest-rated show of the night with adults 18-49 and 60 Minutes was the most-viewed program overall.
Scoundrels bounced up a tenth of an 18-49 ratings point versus last week’s series lows and The Gates was flat versus last week.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, August 1, 2010:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)||1.5/6||6.20|
|FOX||Sons of Tucson (Series Finale)||0.6/2||1.70|
|7:30||FOX||American Dad (R)||0.9/3||2.11|
|8:00||CBS||Big Brother 12||2.4/8||7.10|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.8/6||3.93|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover Home Edition (R)||1.2/4||4.83|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||0.9/3||4.31|
|8:30||FOX||The Cleveland Show (R)||1.7/5||3.68|
|9:00||FOX||Family Guy (R)||2.2/6||4.59|
|CBS||Undercover Boss (R)||1.8/5||5.97|
|NBC||America’s Got Talent (R)||1.1/3||4.01|
|9:30||FOX||Family Guy (R)||2.2/6||4.74|
|10:00||NBC||America’s Got Talent (R)||1.0/3||4.25|
|CBS||The Good Wife (R)||0.8/2||4.08|
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