TV Ratings: Miss USA pageant, U.S. Open give NBC a comfortable bump

miss-usa-swap.jpgFast affiliate ratings for Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Sunday night's broadcast of the 60th "Miss USA Pageant", combined with the tail end of golf's U.S. Open, boosted NBC's Sunday ratings -- pushing past the other networks to win the night.

Overall, NBC averaged 6.6 million viewers and scored a 3.9 rating/7 share in households. CBS, with its broadcast of the Daytime Emmys, came in second with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.7 rating/7 share. Next, ABC followed with 3.9 million viewers (2.4/4) and FOX finished last with its night of reruns at 2.8 million viewers (1.6/3).

NBC also won the 18-49 demographic with 1.8, followed by FOX with CBS and ABC tied at 0.7.

Sunday hour-by-hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (7.3 million, 5.0/10)
NBC: U.S. Open Golf/"Minute to Win It" (7.1 million, 4.3/9)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" re-run (4.7 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: "American Dad" re-run/"Bob's Burgers" re-run (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: U.S. Open Golf (2.2)

8 p.m.

CBS: Daytime Emmys (5.2 million, 3.6/7)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.6 million, 2.7/5)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (3.3 million, 2.0/4)
FOX "The Simpsons" re-run/"The Cleveland Show" re-run (3.2 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "The Simpsons" re-run/"The Cleveland Show" (1.5)

9 p.m.

NBC: "2011 Miss USA Pageant" (6.6 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: Daytime Emmys (5.5 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" re-run/"American Dad" rerun (3.5 million, 2.0/3)
ABC: "Castle" re-run (3.3 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "2011 Miss USA Pageant" (2.0)

10 p.m.

NBC: "2011 Miss USA Pageant" (7.8 million, 4.7/8)
ABC: "Body of Proof" re-run (4 million, 2.7/5)
CBS: "The Good Wife" re-run (3.2 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "2011 Miss USA Pageant" (2.4)

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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