Sunday Split for CBS, FOX
Eye takes overall title, FOX delivers demo
November 19 2007
Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007
Sunday night's ratings fight resulted in a split decision, with CBS leading the way in viewers and FOX capturing the largest number of younger viewers.
CBS won the overall race with an 8.6 rating/13 share in primetime. FOX and NBC tied for second in households at 7.0/11, with FOX drawing more viewers. ABC drew a 6.6/10, and The CW was way off the pace at 1.0/2.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX scored 5.3 rating to finish comfortably ahead of ABC and NBC, which tied at 4.2. CBS averaged 3.3 and The CW a paltry 0.5.
Late-ending NFL games and "The OT" averaged 9.6/15 for FOX at 7 p.m., edging CBS' "60 Minutes," 9.5/15, for the lead. A NASCAR race on ABC earned a 4.2/7 to take third. NBC finished fourth with "Football Night in America," while The CW aired "CW Now" and an "Aliens in America" repeat.
NBC took the lead at 8 p.m. with its "Sunday Night Football" telecast, 8.0/12. "The Amazing Race" delivered a 7.5/11 for CBS, topping ABC's broadcast of the American Music Awards. FOX dipped to fourth overall (but won the 18-49 demo) with "The Simpsons," 6.5/10, and "King of the Hill," 5.5/8. "Life Is Wild" scored a 1.1/2 for The CW.
Football held the lead at 9 p.m., with NBC earning a 9.0/14 for the hour. CBS' "Cold Case" was a solid second at 8.8/14. The American Music Awards improved to 8.0/12, keeping ABC ahead of FOX's "Family Guy," 6.3/9, and "American Dad," 4.9/7.
CBS moved in front at 10 p.m. with "Shark," 8.4/14. The AMAs and "Sunday Night Football" tied for second at 7.1/12.
On Saturday, CBS' drama reruns and "48 Hours" led the night with a 5.0/9 average. FOX, 3.9/7, was second, ahead of ABC, 3.1/5, and NBC, 2.7/5.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.