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CBS narrowly edged out ABC and NBC for the night's lead with adults 18-49 and easily won with total viewers. Note: CBS's primetime start was delayed by 22 minutes by golf overrun so the ratings below should be taken with a large grain of salt pending the final ratings (which, sadly, due to the President's Day holiday will probably not be available until Wednesday morning). On the other hand overrun from the Northern Trust golf tournament didn't exactly catapult CBS compared to football (or even something like the Masters).
ABC and Fox recovered some (but not all) of last week's losses vs. the Grammy Awards, but interestingly Once Upon a Time which held up relatively well last week against the Grammys was not up this week. But Once Upon a Time was the night's top-rated show with adults 18-49.
The premieres The Amazing Race and Celebrity Apprentice were relatively flat versus last year - pending final numbers, in the scrambled numbers The Amazing Race looks to be up 4% versus last year and the Celebrity Apprentice was down 7% versus last year's premiere (2.6 vs. 2.8) and down 4% vs. last year's preliminary numbers, but as it stands is the lowest-rated premiere for Celebrity Apprentice ever.
The Simpsons 500th episode was up 30% over last week's downtrodden number, but looks like our commenters were expecting more. Napoleon Dynamite was up 11% from last week, Family Guy was up 8% and American Dad was up 22% with adults 18-49 vs. last week. Earlier in the night The Cleveland Show was flat vs. last week.
ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos and the aforementioned Once Upon a Time were flat vs. last week. Desperate Housewives recovered 22%. Pan Am was up 71% to a still paltry 1.2 adults 18-49 rating in what was no doubt its series finale.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 19, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America's Funniest Home Videos||2.0/6||8.03|
|NBC||The Voice (R)||1.3/4||4.20|
|FOX||Bob's Burgers (R)||0.6/2||1.81|
|7:30||FOX||The Cleveland Show||1.2/3||2.62|
|8:00||ABC||Once Upon a Time||3.0/8||9.71|
|CBS||60 Minutes/Amazing Race (Season Premiere)||2.6/7||10.85|
|NBC||The Voice (R)||1.9/5||6.07|
|NBC||Celebrity Apprentice (Season Premiere)||2.5/6||7.11|
|CBS||Amazing Race/The Good Wife||2.2/5||9.47|
|10:00||NBC||Celebrity Apprentice (Season Premiere)||2.8/7||7.68|
|CBS||The Good Wife/CSI: Miami||2.1/5||9.98|
|ABC||Pan Am (Finale)||1.2/3||3.88|
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