Repeats of FOX’s animated lineup steered FOX to a Sunday night victory with adults 18-49, though CBS’s Big Brother was the night’s top show with the youthful 18-49 crowd. CBS also had the most viewing for the night. Big Brother has a streak of improved ratings performance over the summer 2009 ratings.
Summer scripted dramas Scoundrels and The Gates on ABC continued their ratings drops, each dropping a tenth of a ratings point with adults 18-49 versus last week, with both shows finishing in last place in their timeslots. I’m not sure exactly what it says when both shows trailed a repeat of America’s Got Talent and repeats of CBS crime dramas, but I’m sure it doesn’t say anything good.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 18, 2010:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)||1.4/5||5.68|
|FOX||Sons of Tucson||0.6/2||1.51|
|7:30||FOX||American Dad (R)||0.8/3||1.95|
|8:00||CBS||Big Brother 12||2.3/8||6.98|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.5/5||3.56|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover Home Edition (R)||1.1/4||4.54|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||0.8/3||4.54|
|8:30||FOX||The Cleveland Show (R)||1.7/5||3.81|
|9:00||FOX||Family Guy (R)||2.0/6||4.24|
|NBC||America’s Got Talent (R)||1.2/4||4.53|
|9:30||FOX||Family Guy (R)||2.1/6||4.44|
|10:00||NBC||America’s Got Talent (R)||1.5/4||4.79|
|CBS||Cold Case (R)||1.1/3||5.79|
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