Opposite the Grammy Awards, ABC Finishes as the 2nd-Most-Watched Net on Sunday

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February 14th, 2011

via ABC press note:

Opposite CBS’ with its coverage of the highly-rated 53rd Annual Grammy awards, ABC finished as the 2nd-most-watched network on Sunday evening, outpacing third-place NBC by 2.6 million viewers and fourth-place Fox by 2.8 million viewers.

During the 7 o’clock hour, ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos took second place in viewers and young adults, while ranking as the #1 broadcast program with Kids 2-11.  AFV marked its 2nd-most-watched telecast since the beginning of January – since 1/2/11.

Up against the opening hour of the Grammy Awards at 8pm, ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition took second place in the hour, topping Fox’s original comedies (The Simpsons/Bob’s Burgersby 12% in Total Viewers.

Outdrawing its non-Grammy competition in the 9 o’clock hour by wide margins, ABC’s Desperate Housewives qualified as Sunday’s most-watched scripted television show for the 13th time in 14 original airings this season.

In the 10pm hour, ABC’s Brothers and Sisters earned second place to the Grammy Awards in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

 
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