Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 4, 2007.
Episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Desperate Housewives" helped ABC top CBS on a post-sweeps Sunday stuffed with new programming.
Overall, ABC averaged an 8.5 rating/13 share to nip the 8.1/13 for CBS. The other networks were well back, led by NBC's 4.8/8 and the 3.9/6 for FOX. The CW trailed with a 1.6/3.
ABC had a more commanding win among adults 18-49, delivering a 5.1 rating in the all-important demo. CBS was second with a 3.3 rating, with FOX's 3.1 rating close behind. NBC was fourth with a 2.4 rating, still better than the 0.9 rating for The CW.
At 7 p.m., CBS kicked things off in first with a 8.4/14 for "60 Minutes." ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" took second, followed by the 4.1/7 for "Dateline NBC." FOX's 7 p.m. hour averaged a 2.5/4 with a repeat of "American Dad" and a new "War at Home." The CW aired two episodes of "Reba" and finished a close fifth.
ABC grabbed first at 8 p.m. with the 8.6/13 for "EM:HE." CBS' "Amazing Race: All Stars" went to second with a 6.3/10. FOX's "The Simpsons" (5.3/6) and the series premiere of "The Winner" (4.3/7) finished third, better than the numbers for NBC's "Grease: You're the One that I Want." The CW was fifth with a 1.6/3 for the first reaired hour of the "America's Next Top Model" premiere.
"Desperate Housewives" delivered a tepid 11.7/17 and gave the 9 p.m. hour to ABC. "Cold Case" had an 8.3/12 to keep CBS in second. NBC's "Deal or No Deal" was third, beating the 4.8/7 averaged by "Family Guy" and a second new episode of "The Winner" on FOX. The CW's second "ANTM" episode was fifth.
CBS moved back into first at 10 p.m. with the 9.6/16 for "Without a Trace." ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" had an 8.1/13 for second, nearly doubling up "The Apprentice" on NBC.
In other ratings news, the Saturday primetime races went to CBS and FOX. Overall, CBS used its regular mixture of procedural repeats and "48 Hrs. Mystery" to do a 4.6 rating/8 share in primetime, better than NBC's 4.1/7. Among adults 18-49, though, FOX got a 1.9 rating from "COPS" and America's Most Wanted" to win the demo over the shared 1.6 ratings for CBS and NBC.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times