TV Ratings Sunday: 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' & 'Secret Millionaire' Hit Lows Against NBC Olympic Trials Coverage

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July 2nd, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/8 1.2/4 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/6 0.9/3 1.3/5 1.0/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.276 4.497 2.527 2.515 5.236


Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for NBC (U.S. Olympic Trials) 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 and total viewers.

On NBC, the  U.S.Olympic Trials: Track and Field garnered a 1.4 rating, compared to last week's 1.2 rating. U.S.Olympic Trials: Swimming  earned a 2.1 rating at 8PM (up a tenth from 2008's Olympic swimming trials), and the two-hour Women's Gymnastics trial at 9PM was the highest-rated program of the night, earning a 3.2 18-49 rating. The women's gymnastics trials were also up substantially from 2008's women's gymnastics trials (which earned a 2.0/7) and became the top Olympic-Trials telecast since August 20, 2000 in both 18-49 and total viewers.

On ABC, a new Secret Millionaire earned a series low, 1.1 18-49 rating, down four tenths from its last original three weeks ago.Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition also earned a series low with a 1.2 18-49 rating, down three tenths from its last original three weeks ago.

FOX and CBS were all repeats for the evening

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 1, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM NBC US Olympic Trials: Track and Field 1.4 5 5.621
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 1.1 4 4.983
CBS 60 Minutes -R 1.1 4 8.427
FOX American Dad -R 0.7 3 1.679
7:30 PM FOX Cleveland Show -R 0.8 3 1.836
8:00 PM NBC US Olympic Trials: Swimming 2.1 7 7.742
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.4 5 3.080
ABC Secret Millionaire 1.1 4 4.983
CBS Hawaii Five-0 -R 0.7 2 4.550
8:30PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.2 4 2.446
9:00PM NBC US Olympic Trials: Women's Gymnastics (9-11:05) 3.2 9  9.870
FOX Family Guy -R 1.4 4 3.106
ABC Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (9-11) 1.2 3  3.946
CBS The Good Wife  -R 0.5 2 3.879
9:30 PM FOX American Dad -R 1.4 4 3.106
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist -R 0.7 2 4.267

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • HG

    WOW! dnmyou CBS.. I feel like I’m just watching the preview of what’s going to be the ratings for The Mentalist.. DANMYOU!! You don’t deserve it! Karma is going to happen to Elementary, for you foolishness.

  • Holly


    Summer reruns in a new time slot are hardly strong evidence of future ratings. Wait until fall when we have actual data.

  • rick

    I’ll take the REAL talent of Olympic trials over junk like America’s Got Talent or The Voice anyday.

  • Bob

    @John A,
    CBS repeats so badly in the Summer because so many people watch the show originally. I hardly think CBS cares how the shows do on a repeat. The network knows it is the best and has the most viewers so this is no big deal. Big Brother will add some eyeballs for them in a few weeks….Will make The Glass House look even worse than it already is.

  • disney rocks

    This is what CBS should have done-


    7:30-8= 60 Minutes
    8-9= TAR
    9-10= Elementary
    10-11= TGW


    9-10= POI
    10-11= TM

  • Luke

    I think the Olympics this year will be even bigger than last.

  • Allen

    Now if NBC could do this with their scripted shows…

  • CarShark

    I don’t understand what Good Wife has done to deserve its timeslot. It’s not too late to stick Made in Jersey on Sundays at 10:00 and have TGW lead in to Unforgettable in Summer 2013.

  • Jim

    I’ve never understood why CBS put The Good Wife on Sundays with a high male audience leading out of football but I doubt it would get high ratings in any time slot on the schedule. It is not a 18-49 hit in any circumstance.

  • JohnnyRico

    Rick I disagree with your premise. Singer and Musicians have to compete literally against Millions of people when you take into account literally anyone has the oppurtunity to sing. Not that I watch any of those singing comps but if you can win one it’s actually pretty impressive cause you know you will have beaten the best possible competition you could have faced no matter a persons economic standing, race,age,region of the country,attractiveness levels or lack there of etc .

    98% of the Worlds Population will never have access to indoor pools or any of the training method it t take to compete. It’s a false premise to consider sports that only rich white people in Western Countries have access to the best “competition”.

  • Dean_W

    This could be the Best CBS Schedule ever.

    8:00PM – How I Met Your Mother
    8:30PM – 2 Broke Girls
    9:00PM – Two and a Half Men
    9:30PM – Mike & Molly
    10:00PM – Hawaii Five-0

    8:00PM – NCIS
    9:00PM – NCIS: Los Angeles
    10:00PM – The Good Wife

    8:00PM – Survivor
    9:00PM – Criminal Minds
    10:00PM – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    8:00PM – The Big Bang Theory
    8:30PM – Rules of Engagement
    9:00PM – Person of Interest
    10:00PM – Vegas

    8:00PM – Made in Jersey / Undercover Boss
    9:00PM – CSI: NY
    10:00PM – Blue Bloods

    10:00PM – 48 Hours Mystery

    8:00PM – Partners
    8:30PM – Friend Me
    9:00PM – Elementary
    10:00PM – The Mentalist

  • Ryan

    CBS as a fan of TGW let this be the final season and give it a proper finale.

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