Guess the Ratings for Premiere Sunday: How Will Veterans ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Undercover Boss’ Fare Against Football?

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September 26th, 2010

The final night of broadcast premiere week doesn't feature any series premieres, but we'll see how the veteran season premieres stack up to Sunday Night Football which has been on a ratings tear this season.

Note: America's Funniest Home Videos, American Dad and CSI:Miami season premieres are October 3. You can check out other premiere dates here.

How will they do in the ratings?

Guesses for veteran shows to debut up a bit from their May, 2010 ratings level continue to be very accurate. I'm generally sticking with that strategy.

My premiere ratings guesses (adults 18-49 ratings):

Premiere Sunday 2009 (September 27, 2009) (note not all shows were premires)

Time Net Show 18-49 rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 CBS Football Overrun/60 Minutes 5.2 16 17.50
NBC Football Night In America 2.8 9 7.71
FOX Football Overrun/Brothers (repeat) 2.5 8 6.26
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (premiere) 1.9 6 6.74
7:30 NBC Football Night In America 3.9 12 9.55
CBS 60 Minutes 3.1 9 14.95
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (premiere) 2.3 7 7.85
FOX Brothers (repeat) 1.7 5 3.73
8:00 NBC Football Night In America 4.6 13 11.96
FOX The Simpsons (premiere) 4.2 12 8.21
CBS 60 Minutes / The Amazing Race (premiere) 3.4 9 12.97
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (premiere) 2.3 7 9.87
8:30 NBC Sunday Night Football: Colts v. Cardinals 5.5 14 14.67
FOX The Cleveland Show (series premiere) 4.9 12 9.42
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (premiere) 3.3 8 11.09
CBS The Amazing Race (premiere) 3.3 8 10.35
9:00 NBC Sunday Night Football: Colts v. Cardinals 5.6 13 15.24
FOX Family Guy (premiere) 5.2 12 10.17
ABC Desperate Housewives (premiere) 4.6 11 13.35
CBS The Amazing Race (premiere) 3.3 8 9.98
9:30 NBC Sunday Night Football: Colts v. Cardinals 5.9 14 15.68
ABC Desperate Housewives (premiere) 4.5 11 13.13
FOX American Dad (premiere) 3.6 9 7.12
CBS The Amazing Race (premiere) 3.3 8 9.89
10:00 NBC Sunday Night Football: Colts v. Cardinals 5.5 14 13.90
ABC Brothers & Sisters (premiere) 3.1 8 9.66
CBS Amazing Race / Cold Case (premiere) 2.6 7 9.71
10:30 NBC Sunday Night Football: Colts v. Cardinals 5.5 15 13.38
ABC Brothers & Sisters (premiere) 2.9 8 9.00
CBS Cold Case (premiere) 1.9 5 8.38

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Premiere Sunday 2010 schedule:

Time Net Show
7:00 FOX The Simpsons (repeat)
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (season premiere)
CBS NFL overrun
NBC Football Night In America
7:30 FOX The Simpsons (repeat)
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (season premiere)
CBS 60 Minutes
NBC Football Night In America
8:00 FOX The Simpsons (season premiere)
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (season premiere)
CBS 60 Minutes
NBC Football Night/ Sunday Night Football Jets v. Dolphins
8:30 FOX The Cleveland Show (season premiere)
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (season premiere)
CBS The Amazing Race (season premiere)
NBC Sunday Night Football Jets v. Dolphins
9:00 FOX Family Guy (season premiere)
ABC Desperate Housewives (season premiere)
CBS The Amazing Race (season premiere)
NBC Sunday Night Football Jets v. Dolphins
9:30 FOX Family Guy (season premiere)
ABC Desperate Housewives (season premiere)
CBS The Amazing Race (season premiere)
NBC Sunday Night Football Jets v. Dolphins
10:00 ABC Brothers & Sisters (season premiere)
CBS Undercover Boss (season premiere)
NBC Sunday Night Football Jets v. Dolphins
10:30 ABC Brothers & Sisters (season premiere)
CBS Undercover Boss (season premiere)
NBC Sunday Night Football Jets v. Dolphins

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What are your guesses?

 
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