TV Ratings: 'Big Brother,' 'ADHD' premiere help CBS, FOX split Sunday
'Axe Cop' wins its half-hour among young viewers
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Another rising episode of "Big Brother" helped CBS lead Sunday night overall and while FOX's primetime preview of "Animation Domination High Def" didn't play a bit role, it was part of FOX's Sunday tie among young viewers.
Among adults 18-49, CBS and FOX both averaged a 1.1 rating for Sunday night, topping the key demographic. [CBS had the advantage for the three hours the two networks went head-to-head.] ABC was a close third with a 0.9 key demo rating, followed by the 0.8 key demo rating for NBC.
Overall, though, CBS won Sunday night easily, averaging 5.24 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share. NBC was second with a 2.2/4 and 3.49 million viewers, nipping the 2.2/4 and 3.46 million viewers for ABC. FOX was fourth with a 1.5/3 and 2.56 million viewers.
7 p.m. - CBS started primetime in first overall with 7.66 million viewers for "60 Minutes," but the newsmagazine finished second with a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat was second with 4.945 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.0 key demo rating. NBC's "America's Got Talent" encore was third with 2.5 million viewers and fourth with a 0.5 key demo rating. FOX's repeats of "American Dad" and "The Simpsons" averaged 1.785 million viewers for fourth and a 0.8 key demo rating to tie for second.
8 p.m. - "Big Brother" continued its mid-summer surge for CBS with 6.835 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 in the 8 p.m. hour. NBC moved up to second overall with 4.51 million viewers for its "America's Got Talent" encore, which tied for third with a 1.0 key demo rating. ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" averaged 3.045 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. FOX's repeats of "The Simpsons" and "Bob's Burgers" finished fourth with 2.99 million viewers and second with a 1.4 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - NBC moved into first in the 9 p.m. hour with 4.06 million viewers for a "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" repeat, which finished third with a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' repeat of "The Good Wife" was second with 3.11 million viewers and fourth with a 0.7 key demo rating. ABC's "Whodunnit?" was third with 2.92 million viewers and second with a 1.0 key demo rating. FOX was fourth overall but first in the key demo with a "Family Guy" repeat (3.29 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating) and a preview of the late-night "Animation Domination High Def" block (2.505 million and a 1.1 key demo rating).
10 p.m. - A "Mentalist" repeat won the 10 p.m. hour for CBS with 3.37 million viewers and was part of a three-way tie with a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Castle" repeat averaged 2.92 million viewers, just ahead of the 2.91 million viewers for NBC's "Crossing Lines" repeat, as both show also averaged a 0.6 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.