TV Ratings: Young Sunday viewers favor 'Big Brother,' 'Family Guy'
'60 Minutes' helps CBS win overall, while animation repeats give FOX the demo
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On yet another sluggish summer Sunday, "Big Brother" and "60 Minutes" helped carry CBS to an overall win, while younger viewers favored the animated repeats on FOX.
Among adults 18-49, FOX won the night with a 1.6 rating, edging the 1.4 rating for CBS. ABC and NBC tied for third in the key demographic with a 1.0 rating.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 5.76 million viewers to go with a 3.6 rating/7 share. NBC was second with a 2.7/5, with ABC's 2.4/4 close behind. FOX was fourth overall with a 2.0/4.
CBS started the night in first with a 4.9/10 for "60 Minutes," which pulled in the night's biggest audience with 7.58 million viewers. NBC's "Dateline" and ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" were second with a 3.1/6, with the ABC repeat winning the hour in the demo with a 1.4 rating. FOX's new "Sons of Tucson" and an "American Dad" repeat finished fourth.
"Big Brother" kept CBS on top in the 8 p.m. hour with a 4.3/8 and a 2.5 demo rating. NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" had a 2.8/5 for second, nipping ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" repeat. FOX's repeats of "The Simpsons" and "The Cleveland Show" were fourth with a 2.1/4 and second in the key demo.
In the 9 p.m. hour, FOX's "Family Guy" repeats and CBS' "Undercover Boss" repeat won with a 2.9.5, though FOX averaged more viewers and won the demo with a 2.4 rating. NBC's "America's Got Talent" repeat was third, beating the 2.1/3 for a new episode of "Scoundrels" on ABC.
For the 10 p.m. hour, CBS' "The Good Wife" repeat had a 2.4/4 to edge NBC's repeat of "America's Got Talent," though NBC's repeat averaged more viewers and won the hour with a 1.1 demo rating. ABC's "The Gates" was third with a 2.0/3.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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