TV Ratings Sunday: 'Secret Millionaire' and 'Extreme Makeover' Premiere Down, 'Miss USA' and Adele Specials Lead NBC to Nightly Win

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June 4th, 2012

Scoreboard NBC ABC FOX CBS x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/4 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.8/2 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 0.9/3 1.1/4 0.4/2 x
Total Viewers (million) 5.780 4.905 2.767 5.976 x


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (Miss USA Pageant) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

NBC won the night in adults 18-49, but CBS got the edge in total viewers.

ABC's season premiere of Secret Millionaire earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, which is down more than 50% from last years in-season premiere (which earned a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating). The season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition also earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, which is more than 30% lower than the 2.2 rating last year's summer premiere earned.

NBC's Adele: Live in London special earned a 1.7 rating. The live broadcast of the Miss USA Competition earned a 1.8, down by 18% from last year's competition. Earlier in the night, Dateline NBC earned a 0.9, up three tenths from two weeks ago.

The only original program on CBS was 60 Minutes at 7PM, which earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, which is flat with its last original from two weeks ago.

FOX was all repeats.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, June 3, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.4 5 9.556
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 1.2 4 4.815
FOX American Dad -R 0.9 3 1.939
NBC Dateline NBC 0.9 3 4.624
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show -R 1.0 3 1.991
8:00PM NBC Adele Live in London 1.7 5 6.181
ABC Secret Millionaire 1.5 5 5.625
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.2 4 2.903
CBS Dogs in the City -R 0.6 2 4.507
8:30PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.2 4 2.613
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.8 5 3.819
NBC 2012 Miss USA Competition (9-11p) 1.8 5 6.159
ABC Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition (9-11PM) 1.5 4 4.590
CBS The Good Wife -R 0.8 2 4.624
9:30 PM FOX American Dad -R 1.5 4 3.338
10:00PM CBS CSI- Miami -R 0.8 2 5.198

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  • Clarke

    Enjoyed the Adele special last night. Compared to other concert specials, is a 1.7 considered a good rating?

    Ouch at ABC. I think they should consider bringing Extreme Makeover back… it got better ratings than Secret Millionaire and EM:WLE.

  • Chris

    Ouch for ABC. They must have thought running a family-friendly themed night of reality shows would do better than this. Either SM or EM:WLE should get a repeat slot behind The Bachelorette or Wednesdays at 10 to try and get better awareness.

  • Chris

    In Knoxville, TN NBC was preempted for a local telethon raising money for a local hospital. Dateline NBC and Adele: Live in London aired on the Weather Plus-affiliated digital subfeed and Miss USA aired at midnight after local news (which was delayed 30 minutes for a telethon wrap up).

  • cc

    Amazing how 60 Minutes has stayed on the air all these years with such a lousy demo. *sarcasm

  • SJ

    Why is a 1.5 rating for cheap unscripted summer programming considered poor? Especially since networks tolerate a 2.0 rating for most scripted programming during the regular season.

    CBS’ repeats did substantially better last summer.

  • Ryan530

    Besides most the CBS programming; the only other things that repeat well are the Fox animations.

  • rob60990

    Secret Millionaire and Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition ratings aren’t anything good but better than reruns would have done.

  • disney rocks

    Did ABC cancel that game show thing?

  • rob60990

    “Ouch at ABC. I think they should consider bringing Extreme Makeover back… it got better ratings than Secret Millionaire and EM:WLE.”

    Secret Millionaire did better than EMHE when it was on last spring. Comparing summer ratings to regular season ratings are ridiculous.

  • John A

    Good wife repeats horribly.

  • Grey

    Interesting how “60 Minutes” is considered “new” when it airs segment(s) that are repeats.

  • Juan

    Could it have been because Of the MTV awards that they premiered kinda low

  • Ben

    Grey is correct. The “new” segements they air were just the same stories they showed months ago with a new intro and postscript story wrap-up. The “new” stuff lasted a total of a few minutes for the entire show.

  • AustinG

    When will we find out what MTV Movie Awards got?

  • a p garcia

    I didn’t think Adale special was that good. It felt to much like it was a segment of TODAY. ABC should consider bringing back Extreme Makeover with Ty Pennington, I really think it would get better #s than Secret Millionaire.

  • Bob

    I am sure that reason they keep Secret Millionaire on instead of Extreme Home Makeover is because SM is CHEAP!!! To make a home even if some of the house is donated is still expensive. The Secret Millionaire probably costs a few thousand dollars to make. Seriously, the cheap hotel room they stay at cannot be even over 100 dollars.

  • Joseph

    But ESPN’s NBA playoff game (Miami at Boston) clearly won the night in total viewers and probably also in key demos.

  • Fleur

    Looking forward to seeing the cable ratings for Sunday. Premiers and other good stuff. I know I wasn’t watching anything on the networks last night.

  • Ram510

    EM:WLE doesn’t not need to be 2 hours long that’s just over kill

  • joss

    haha take that haters! FG top of the night

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