CBS Makes Strong 'Case' Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 25, 2007

College basketball and a strong "Cold Case" helped CBS cruise to a ratings win Sunday, with no one else mounting a serious challenge.

CBS earned an 8.2 rating/14 share for the night, finishing well ahead of second-place ABC's 4.9/8. NBC took third with a 4.7/8. FOX, 3.5/6, came in fourth, while The CW managed only a 1.1/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 3.6 rating beat FOX's 2.8 for the top spot. ABC was third at 2.6, followed by NBC, 2.1, and The CW, 0.7.

The close of CBS' NCAA tournament coverage and "60 Minutes" averaged 9.0/17 for CBS at 7 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos," 4.8/9, put ABC in second, while "Dateline" came in third for NBC. Two episodes of "The War at Home" averaged 2.1/4 for FOX. The CW aired a repeat of "The Search for the Next Doll."

At 8 p.m., "60 Minutes" and the start of "The Amazing Race" were first in households at 7.1/12, though ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7.0/11) had more total viewers. The finale of "Grease: You're the One That I Want" posted a 4.5/7 for NBC. "The Simpsons," 4.1/7, and "King of The Hill," 3.7/6, kept FOX ahead of The CW and "7th Heaven."

CBS stayed on top at 9 p.m. with "The Amazing Race" and the start of "Cold Case," averaging 7.2/11 for the hour. "Deal or No Deal" drew a 6.2/10 for NBC. FOX moved up to third with "Family Guy," 5.0/8, and "American Dad," 4.2/7, pulling ahead of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" rerun. An "America's Next Top Model" repeat on The CW drew a 1.3/2.

"Cold Case" and "Without a Trace" combined to draw a 9.3/16 for CBS at 10 p.m. "The Apprentice" scored a 4.7/7 for NBC, while ABC went with a "Brothers & Sisters" repeat, 3.1/5.

On Saturday, basketball and "48 Hours" won the night for CBS, averaging 5.5/10. NBC finished second at 4.7/9, followed by FOX, 3.7/7, and ABC, 2.5/5.

  • 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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