TV Ratings Sunday: 'Big Brother' Down But Wins Night of Low Viewership; Pair of ABC Specials Tank
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||1.1/4||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.4/2||x|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||x||x||x||x||x|
|Total Viewers (million)||2.41||4.88||3.10||2.34||x|
Update: We now have program data.
FOX was number one among adults 18-49 while CBS was on top in total viewers.
The Labor Day weekend combined with a line-up of mostly repeats led to a night of low viewership.
On CBS, Big Brother scored a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, down 35% rom last week’s 2.6.
On NBC , Dateline garnered a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating down 33% from a 1.2 for the last Sunday Dateline on August 19.
On ABC, the special The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Preview Special earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Another special, TV’s Most Dynamic Duos, scored a 0.5 among adults 18-49.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, September 2, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||CBS||60 Minutes – R||0.8/3||6.78|
|FOX||American Dad – R||0.6/3||1.38|
|ABC||The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Preview Special||0.4/2||2.37|
|7:30||FOX||The Cleveland Show – R||0.7/3||1.56|
|FOX||The Simpsons – R||1.0/4||2.42|
|NBC||America’s Got Talent – R||0.7/3||3.02|
|ABC||Once Upon a Time – R||0.4/1||1.90|
|8:30||FOX||The Simpsons – R||1.1/4||2.63|
|9:00||FOX||Family Guy – R||1.5/5||3.21|
|NBC||America’s Got Talent – R||0.8/3||3.25|
|ABC||TV’s Most Dynamic Duos (9-11PM) – Special||0.5/2||2.54|
|CBS||The Good Wife – R||0.4/1||3.07|
|9:30||FOX||Family Guy – R||1.5/5||3.27|
|10:00||CBS||The Mentalist – R||0.8/2||4.18|
|NBC||America’s Got Talent – R||0.8/2||2.90|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
Sunday’s Ratings Via TV Media Insights
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