TV Ratings Sunday: 'Secret Millionaire' and 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' Up; 'Dateline' Down

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July 9th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.4/5 1.2/4 0.7/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.76 2.89 3.02 4.47 5.48


ABC won the night in adults 18-49  while CBS was on top among total viewers.

On ABC, Secret Millionaire earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 25% from last week's, 1.1. Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition scored a 1.5 among adults 18-49, up 25% from last week's 1.2. Last week, both shows aired opposite the U.S. Olympic Trials.

On NBC, Dateline garnered a 1.1adults 18-49 rating, down 8% from a 1.2  for its last Sunday original on June 24 when it aired at 8PM, but had its best 7-8p results since April 22.

FOX and CBS were all repeats for the evening. The 9:30PM rerun of Family Guy was the highest rated program of the night among adults 18-49.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 8, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 NBC Dateline 1.1/4 5.82
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 1.0/4 4.52
CBS 60 Minutes - R 0.9/3 7.34
FOX American Dad - R 0.7/2 1.74
7:30 FOX The Cleveland Show - R 0.8/3 2.00
8:00 ABC Secret Millionaire 1.5/5 5.60
FOX The Simpsons - R 1.2/4 3.01
NBC America's Got Talent (8-10)- R 1.0/3 4.14
CBS 60 Minutes - R 0.8/3 5.63
8:30 FOX The Simpsons - R 1.3/4 3.14
9:00 FOX Family Guy - R 1.7/5 3.64
ABC Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition - (9-11PM) 1.5/4 4.47
CBS The Good Wife - R 0.5/2 4.29
9:30 FOX Family Guy - R 1.8/5 3.79
10:00 NBC America's Got Talent - R 0.9/3 3.77
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.5/1 4.63

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


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  • a p garcia

    Yes, it was slow, so I watched Stargate SG1

  • Jeff (Canada)

    “The 9:30PM rerun of Family Guy was the highest rated program of the night among adults 18-49.”

    I have a feeling this will be wrong once the cable ratings come out. I’m betting a LOT of people watched The Walking Dead last night.

  • Dennis

    I watched Star Trek TNG!

  • disney rocks

    Here’s what CBS should do next Sunday-

    7-11= 8 reruns of 2bg

  • s0303

    i watched inspector lewis on pbs…i haven’t seen a pbs show in forever, i just never think of watching it for some reason, but it was pretty good…

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  • Chris

    Anyone know whats going on with Fairly Legal on Friday Nights? They haven’t shown it the last 3-4 weeks.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Chris: Fairly Legal had its season finale a few weeks back. No decision on its future announced yet.

  • frodo

    CBS repeats(everything besides BBT) are such a success LOL!

  • Kaylie

    Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory are two bad ass monsters in cable and broadcast. Love it!!!

  • Joe

    And again FG top of the night suck it haters

  • sebacon

    frodo i agree

  • The End


    Because it has no competition. Not sure if you’ve realised but its repeats vs repeats, winning a night of repeats means absolutely nothing.

    If this was a Sunday with new episodes of Once Upon a Time, Amazing Race and a few others, Family Guy would be near the bottom of the pack.

  • Ultima

    @The End
    If this was a Sunday with new episodes of Once Upon a Time, Amazing Race and a few others, Family Guy would be near the bottom of the pack.



    Probably the best Sunday of the year for comparisons (sweeps, everything new, no major events/finales, no football). Family Guy is tied for second with the Amazing Race premiere, behind only Once Upon a Time; “bottom of the pack” indeed.

  • Lance

    0.5 for TGW & TM? TGW maybe I can understand because it is somewhat seralized but TM??? Could Sunday nights make TM next season’s “Harry’s Law”? It is already one of the oldest skewing shows on primetime but maybe next season it will beat BB for the oldest viewer average. (isn’t BB’s average viewer like 71?)

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