FOX Terminates Sunday Rivals
'Sarah Connor' benefits from huge NFL lead-in; Globes fall flat
Huge ratings for an NFL playoff game carried over to FOX's "Sarah Connor Chronicles" premiere Sunday, sewing up a ratings win for the network.
CBS also got pretty good numbers for its miniseries "Comanche Moon," while NBC's Golden Globes non-ceremony took a beating.
FOX won the night with a 13.0 rating/19 share (those numbers may change some because of the network's live sports coverage). CBS finished second with an 8.0/12, topping ABC's 6.6/10. NBC was well off the pace at 3.2/5, and The CW registered its usual miniscule Sunday numbers, coming in at 0.7/1.
The adults 18-49 title also went to FOX, which drew a 9.0 rating in the key ad-sales demographic. ABC took second at 3.9, followed by FOX at 3.1. NBC averaged 1.4 and The CW 0.4.
The New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys playoff game scored a whopping 21.6/33 for FOX at 7 p.m., beating the combined total of the other four networks. CBS came in second with "60 Minutes," 6.2/10. "America's Funniest Home Videos" earned a 4.4/7 for ABC, topping the 2.6/4 for a pre-Globes "Dateline" special on NBC. The CW went with "CW Now" and "Aliens in America."
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" premiered to an 11.1/16 at 8 p.m., keeping FOX well ahead of the competition. "The Amazing Race" drew a 6.8/10 for CBS, holding off ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 6.3/10, for second. "Dateline" ticked up to 3.5/5 on NBC, while The CW aired a "One Tree Hill" rerun.
CBS took the lead at 9 p.m. with "Comanche Moon," 9.8/14. A second hour of "EM: Home Edition" improved to 8.3/12 on ABC. FOX dipped to third with "Family Guy," 7.0/10, and "American Dad," 5.3/8, but stayed well in front of the strike-afflicted Golden Globes winners announcement on NBC, which managed only a 4.0/6 for NBC. A second "One Tree Hill" finished the night for The CW.
"Comanche Moon" stayed on top at 10 p.m. with a 9.0/15. "Brothers & Sisters" delivered a 7.4/12 for ABC, and NBC got a 2.7/4 from an "American Gladiators" rerun.
On Saturday, CBS ruled the night with its own NFL playoff game, scoring a 15.3/26. FOX, 4.5/7, came in second, followed by ABC, 3.0/5, and NBC, 2.6/4.
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