TV Ratings: CBS edges rivals Sunday

the-amazing-race-cowboys-320.jpg Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 25, 2010

CBS just barely declared victory, drawing in the most viewers Sunday night, but ABC took the demo title in a close race.

CBS averaged 9.0 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share, falling a bit from the previous week's win brought by the Academy of Country Music Awards. Next came ABC with 8.5 million and a 5.3/9, NBC (6.3 million, 3.9/6) and FOX (4.6 million, 2.8/5).

ABC's 2.3 rating for the adult demo was enough to lead the pack, followed by NBC and FOX tying with 2.2 apiece and then CBS with a 1.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.2 million viewers, 7.1/13 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (7.4 million, 4.2/8)
NBC: "Dateline NBC"  (4.1 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: "'Til Death" (2.2 million, 1.5/3), "The Simpsons" rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos," (1.7)

8 p.m.

CBS: "The Amazing Race" (10.6 million, 6.3/10 )
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (6.9 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "Minute to Win It" (5.6 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (5.9 million, 3.4/6), "The Cleveland Show" rerun (5.1 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race," (3.1)

9 p.m.

ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (11.1 million, 7.0/11)
NBC: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (7.3 million, 4.4/7)
CBS: "When Love Is Not Enough" (7.0 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (6.4 million, 3.7/6), "American Dad" (5.3 million, 3.3/5)

18-49 leader: "Desperate Housewives" (3.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (8.41 million, 5.7/10)
NBC: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (8.39 million, 5.2/9)
CBS: "When Love Is Not Enough" (7.2 million, 4.8/8)

18-49 leader: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (3.3)

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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