TV Ratings Sunday: Blame NBA All-Stars? ‘Amazing Race’ Off to Slow Start; ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Brothers & Sisters’ & Fox Animations Rise, But…
Update 11:25a PT: Presidents Day might have played a role with last night’s results, but some of the blame can be put on the NBA All-Star Game which pulled a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating and over 9 million viewers.
FOX edged out ABC for a nightly win with adults 18-49, and ABC edged out CBS for second place. CBS of course won with total viewers.
The Amazing Race got off to a slow start with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 2.8 rating a year ago on February 21, 2010. For the hour, it tied with Extreme Makeover: Home edition, though “Makeover” had a few more total viewers.
Both Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters were up from last week when they were pummeled to lows by the Grammy Awards. “Housewives” was up 15% to a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating and “Brothers & Sisters” was up 12%, but still couldn’t quite manage a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, settling for a 1.9 rating. All the Fox animations were up a bit from last Sunday too, but considering there were no Grammy Awards this week, it seemed a pretty slow Sunday night.
Relatively speaking, the SNL “Backstage” special pulled impressive numbers averaging a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 from 9p-11p and tying for the lead in 18-49 for the 10pm hour.
Both Undercover Boss and CSI: Miami were down from their last originals, ‘Boss’ significantly, but “Miami” only 6%,
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 20, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.9/6||8.11|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.6/5||3.82|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||2.4/7||9.53|
|CBS||Amazing Race: Unfinished Business (Premiere)||2.4/7||9.14|
|NBC||Saturday Night Live Just Commercials (R)||1.5/4||5.58|
|NBC||Saturday Night Live Backstage||2.1/5||6.50|
|NBC||Saturday Night Live Backstage||2.2/6||6.29|
|ABC||Brothers & Sisters||1.9/5||6.94|
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