CBS' 'Girl' Enables Sunday Win

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

The combination of "60 Minutes" and the TV movie "The Russell Girl" brought the most eyeballs to CBS on Sunday.

CBS averaged an 8.4 rating/13 share for the night, easily beating the 5.9/9 for second-place ABC. FOX took third with a 3.9/6. NBC's 3.4/5 was good for fourth, while The CW registered a negligible 0.6/1.

The adults 18-49 demographic went to ABC, which scored a 3.7 rating. FOX finished second with a 2.8, followed by CBS at 2.3 and NBC at 1.5. The CW came in at 0.4.

CBS' "60 Minutes" dominated the 7 p.m. hour with a 9.5/15. "America's Funniest Home Videos," 4.6/8, put ABC in second. NBC's coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships drew a 2.9/5, edging a repeat of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" on FOX. "CW Now" and an "Aliens in America" rerun brought up the rear for The CW.

"Exterme Makeover: Home Edition," 7.4/11, moved ABC into the lead at 8 p.m. "Shark" earned a 7.1/11 for CBS. FOX averaged 4.5/7 with a pair of "Simpsons" episodes. NBC's figure skating coverage ticked up to 3.4/5. The CW went with "Life Is Wild."

"EM: Home Edition" improved to 8.4/13 for ABC at 9 p.m., narrowly beating the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Russell Girl" (8.3/12) on CBS. "Family Guy," 4.7/7, and "American Dad," 3.9/6, kept FOX in front of NBC, which got a 3.3/5 from a "Guinness World Records" special. The CW finished its night by repeating Wednesday's "Crowned."

"The Russell Girl" drew an 8.8/14 for CBS at 10 p.m., easily beating NBC's record-breakers, 4.1/7, and a "Brothers & Sisters" rerun, 3.2/5, on ABC.

FOX led a tightly bunched Saturday pack with a 3.9/7. ABC, 3.6/6, finished second, followed closely by CBS, 3.5/6, and NBC, 3.3/6.

  • 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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