ABC Brings It Home Sunday

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Fast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007

ABC cruised to a ratings win Sunday night thanks to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Desperate Housewives."

The Alphabet earned an 8.2 rating/13 share for the night, beating CBS, 7.1/11, for the top spot. FOX came in third with a 5.2/8 (both CBS and FOX had live sports early in the evening, so their numbers may change some). NBC, 4.6/7, was fourth, and The CW trailed with a 2.0/3.

ABC also led among adults 18-49 with a 4.9 rating. FOX grabbed second in the key ad demographic with a 4.1. CBS, 2.7, finished third, followed by NBC, 2.3, and The CW, 1.1.

CBS' coverage of the PGA Tour's Nissan Open and "60 Minutes," 6.8/11, was first in households at 7 p.m., although FOX drew more viewers with the conclusion of NASCAR's Daytona 500, 8.8/15, and a "Simpsons" repeat, 3.9/6. A Sunday "Deal or No Deal" was third for NBC at 5.8/10. ABC took fourth with "America's Funniest Home Videos." The series finale of "Reba" earned a 2.5/4 for The CW.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 7.8/12, moved ABC into the lead at 8 p.m. The conclusion of "60 Minutes" and the premiere of "The Amazing Race: All-Stars" averaged 7.0/11. "The Simpsons," 5.2/8, and "King of the Hill," 4.3/7, put FOX in third. NBC's "Grease: You're the One That I Want" was fourth, and "7th Heaven" came in fifth with a 2.3/4 for The CW.

At 9 p.m., ABC's "Desperate Housewives" scored the night's biggest audience with an 11.7/18. CBS stayed in second with "Cold Case," 7.2/11, while "Family Guy," 5.0/8, and "American Dad," 4.3/7, kept FOX in third. "The Apprentice" managed only a 3.8/6 for NBC. The CW re-aired the "Beauty and the Geek" finale.

"Brothers & Sisters" closed the night for ABC with an 8.0/13 at 10 p.m. "Without a Trace" posted a 7.4/12 for CBS, and "Crossing Jordan" averaged 4.5/7 for NBC.

CBS won Saturday night, averaging 5.1/9 with drama repeats and "48 Hours." NBC, 4.0/7, came in second, followed by FOX (3.9/7) and ABC (3.4/6).

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.
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