Make fun of NBC's "Meteor" all you like, but the dangerous projectile mini did far better than ABC's "Impact," not that it gave NBC much of a Sunday night assist.
Among adults 18-49, FOX won the night with a 1.5 rating, topping the 1.3 rating for CBS. ABC and NBC's 0.9 rating was third in the key demographic. The CW trailed with a 0.3 rating.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated and unimpressive 6.56 million viewers to go with a 4.3 rating/8 share. NBC was a distant second with a 2.6/5, followed by ABC's 2.3/4. FOX's 1.8/3 was enough for fourth, beating the 0.6/1 for The CW.
CBS' "60 Minutes" won the 7 p.m. hour with a 5.3/11 and also stood as the night's most watched show with 7.89 million viewers. ABC was a distant second with a 2.8/6 for "America's Funniest Home Videos. NBC's reairing of the "Great American Road Trip" premiere was third with a 1.7/4, better than FOX's "'Til Death" and "American Dad." The CW's all-new episode of "Valentine" had a 0.4/1 and finished fifth.
"Big Brother 11" had a 4.2/8 for its Sunday night CBS premiere, also winning the hour for CBS in the 18-49 demo. Second place went to ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." NBC's new "Merlin" was third with a 2.3/4, topping the 1.9/4 for FOX's "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill." The CW's Random Sunday Movie, "Hoosiers" was fifth.
"Cold Case" kept CBS in first at 9 p.m. with a 3.7/6. The first hour of "Meteor" had a 2.9/5 for NBC. FOX's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" won the hour in the 18-49 demo, but finished third overall with a 2.5/4. ABC's "Desperate Housewives" was fourth, topping the 0.7/1 for "Hoosiers" on The CW.
CBS stayed in first at 10 p.m. with a 4.0/7 for "Without a Trace." In its second hour, "Meteor" actually improved to a 3.5/6 and won the hour in the 18-49 demo. ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" was well back in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.