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Sunday Final Ratings: 'Survivor' Finale Equals Series Low; As NBC Did, Early PR To The Contrary, Top CBS Among Adults 18-49

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December 20th, 2011


CBS PR got out in front of the preliminary ratings on Sunday declaring victory, but that touting was overturned after review in the Finals, as NBC averaged a 5.2 adults 18-49 rating to CBS' 4.8. But they made their PR hay while they could!

In the unscrambled CBS ratings, the Survivor finale was down 2% from last Fall's finale and tied a series low for a Fall finale. The reunion show afterwards drew a 3.1 adults 18-4 rating, and set a series reunion show low.

Other than the unscrambling of all CBS shows and the Ravens/Chargers game, there were no adjustments with adults 18-49 ratings for original episodes compared to Sunday's preliminary ratings.

Sunday's Final Broadcast Ratings:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS NFL Overrun 9.8 31 29.680
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 1.4 4 6.440
FOX American Dad -R 0.9 3 2.350
NBC Football Night In America na na
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7:30PM CBS 60 Minutes 4.0 11 18.470
NBC Football Night In America 2.3 7 6.100
FOX The Cleveland Show -R 1.5 4 3.760
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8:00PM NBC Football Night In America 3.3 9 8.950
FOX The Simpsons -R 2.3 9 5.060
ABC Once Upon A Time -R 1.2 3 4.420
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8:30PM NBC NBC Sunday Night Football (8:30-11p) 6.1 15 16.580
CBS Survivor: South Pacific (finale, ~8:30-10:30p) 4.0 10 13.070
FOX Allen Gregory 1.5 4 3.380
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9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R (1 hour) 2.1 5 4.550
ABC The Santa Clause 3 (movie, 9-11p) 1.3 3 4.080
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10:30PM CBS Survivor: South Pacific reunion (~10:30-11:30p) 3.1 9 9.920

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