TV ratings: 'Big Brother' leads CBS on a soft Sunday

hayden-annie-brendon-big-brother-12.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, July 11, 2010

Much of the TV-watching public apparently had better things to do Sunday night, as ratings across the board were pretty soft.

Someone had to win, though, and thanks to "60 Minutes" and "Big Brother" that was CBS, which averaged 6.4 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households for the evening. NBC (4.9 million, 3.2/6) came in second, beating out ABC (4.1 million, 2.5/5). FOX trailed the overall race with 3.1 million viewers and a 1.8/3.

Despite finishing fourth in viewers, though, FOX's comedy lineup scored the highest adults 18-49 rating of the night -- although it was only a 1.4. CBS took second at 1.3, followed by NBC, 1.2, and ABC, 1.1.

Sunday's hourly numbers:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (7 million viewers, 4.6/9 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.3 million, 3.1/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.9 million, 3.1/6)
FOX: "Sons of Tucson" (1.6 million, 0.9/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2 million, 1.2/2)

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

8 p.m.

CBS: "Big Brother 12" (7 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.9 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (4.8 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.7 million, 2.2/4)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (3.4 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother 12" (2.3)

9 p.m.

CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (3.9 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: "Scoundrels" (3 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (1.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Cold Case" rerun (5.7 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5.1 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: "The Gates" (3.25 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent"

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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