Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 5, 2009
With ABC running a slate of repeats Sunday night, CBS' broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards had little competition for the top spot in the ratings.
CBS averaged an 8.6 rating/14 share for the night and brought in more than double the audience of any other network. NBC, 3.8/6, finished second in households, but ABC, 3.7/6, had a few more total viewers. FOX came in fourth with a 3.0/5. The CW earned a 0.7/1.
The Eye also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.3 rating. FOX finished second in the demographic with a 2.4, followed by NBC at 2.0. ABC averaged 1.8 and The CW 0.4.
CBS started off the night with a 7.8/14 for "60 Minutes." A repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos," 4.0/7, took second for ABC. "Dateline NBC" earned a 3.3/6, while reruns of "American Dad" and "King of the Hill" averaged 1.8/3 for FOX. A "Jericho" rerun aired on The CW.
The ACM Awards drew an 8.5/14 for CBS at 8 p.m. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" delivered a 4.3/7 for ABC, while FOX moved into third with "The Simpsons," 3.7/6, and a "Family Guy" rerun, 3.5/6. "Kings," 2.5/4, was fourth for NBC. The CW showed the movie "Rocky III."
CBS peaked at 9 as the ACM Awards drew a 9.1/14. "The Celebrity Apprentice," 4.1/6, moved NBC into second. A "Desperate Housewives" repeat on ABC was third in households, but a second "Family Guy," 3.8/6, and a "Simpsons" rerun, 3.4/5, drew more viewers to FOX. "Rocky III" finished The CW's night.
The ACM awards dipped a little bit to 8.8/15 at 10 p.m. "The Celebrity Apprentice" improved to 5.3/9, while a "Brothers & Sisters" rerun on ABC scored a 2.6/4.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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