Fast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009
The Daytime Emmy Awards brought The CW its best Sunday ratings in a long time -- but also the lowest numbers for the awards in a long time -- while NBC sailed to an easy win thanks to a preseason NFL game.
NBC averaged 8.8 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/10 share in households for the night, numbers that will change some in final nationals because of the live broadcast. CBS (6.5 million, 4.2/7) finished second, a good bit in front of third-place ABC (4.9 million, 3.0/5). FOX took fourth with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.2/4, while the Daytime Emmys brought 2.2 million viewers and a 1.6/3 to The CW.
NBC also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating, finishing a point better than FOX's 1.8. CBS, 1.6, took third, followed closely by ABC at 1.5. The CW drew a 0.5.
The hour-by-hour numbers:
CBS: "60 Minutes" (9.4 million viewers, 6.2/12 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (6.3 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.3 million, 3.5/7)
FOX: "'Til Death" rerun (2.2 million, 1.3/3)/ "American Dad" rerun (2.4 million, 1.4/3)
The CW: Daytime Emmy Awards red carpet (1.2 million, 0.9/2)
18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.7)
NBC: NFL preseason - Chicago at Denver (10 million, 6.2/11)
CBS: " Big Brother 11" (7.4 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (5.8 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" reruns - two episodes (4.9 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: 36th annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2.5 million, 1.9/3)
18-49 leader: NFL preseason (3.1)
TV ratings: NFL on NBC blitzes Sunday competition
Daytime Emmys help The CW, but The CW doesn't help Daytime Emmys
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