CBS Putts For Sunday Title
Tiger Woods boosts ratings across the night for CBS
The climax of Tiger Woods' PGA Championship win ran into primetime, pushing CBS to an easy and inflated Sunday night win.
Overall, CBS averaged a 5.5 rating/10 share, far ahead of second place NBC's 3.7/7 or the 3.2/6 for ABC. FOX's 2.6/5 was good enough for fourth, while The CW mostly got credit for showing up, doing a 0.7/1.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 2.2 rating and edged FOX's 2.0 rating in the key demographic. ABC and NBC posted 1.6 ratings and tied for third, handily beating the 0.4 rating for The CW.
The night's most watched program was the Tiger-boosted "60 Minutes," which did a 6.7/13 in the 7 p.m. hour for CBS. "Dateline NBC" was second with a 3.9/7, just ahead of "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC. FOX's "'Til Death" and "King of the Hill" repeats may not have been strong, but they nearly doubled up the 0.8/2 for The CW's "Smallville."
At 8 p.m. "Big Brother" had 5.2/9 for CBS. ABC moved up to second for the hour with a 4.3/8 for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." NBC's coverage of a preseason NFL game between the Chargers and Seahawks was third with a 3.6/5, better than FOX's "Simpsons" and "American Dad" episodes, as well as The CW's "7th Heaven."
"Cold Case" had a 5.0/9 to keep CBS in first for the 9 p.m. hour. NBC's football only narrowly took second, while FOX's episodes of "Family Guy" did a 3.6/6 and won the hour in the key demos. ABC's "Desperate Housewives" was fourth, beating the 0.5/1 for that Pussycat Dolls reality show on The CW.
The 10 p.m. hour went to CBS as well, thanks to a 5.1/9 for "Shark." The NFL preseason game was second with a 3.6/7 and ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" trailed.
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