TV ratings: 'Big Brother,' CBS lead Sunday; FOX takes demo title

matt-bb12-bandana.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, July 25, 2010

A typically quiet summer Sunday night in the Nielsen ratings ended with CBS having the most viewers and FOX scoring the best in the adults 18-49 demographic.

CBS averaged 5.8 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/7 share in households for the night. NBC (4.1 million, 2.7/5) came in second overall, followed by ABC at 3.9 million and 2.4/4. FOX drew 3.5 million viewers and a 2.0/4.

Despite finishing fourth in viewers, FOX led the 18-49 demo with a 1.6 rating. CBS came in second with a 1.4, and ABC and NBC tied for third at 1.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (7.6 million viewers, 4.9/10 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.3 million, 3.1/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.7 million, 3.1/6)
FOX: "Sons of Tucson" (1.5 million, 0.9/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.4)

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother 12" (7.2 million, 4.3/8)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (4.4 million, 2.6/5)
NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.25 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.8 million, 2.1/4)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (3.75 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother 12" (2.5)

9 p.m.

FOX:
"Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (4.9 million, 2.9/5)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (4.7 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "Scoundrels" (3.1 million, 2.1/3)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.4)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" rerun (3.8 million, 2.3/4)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "The Gates" (2.9 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (1.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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