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Crime Pays Off for CBS Sunday


Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 27, 2007

Repeats of crime dramas gave CBS an overall ratings win Sunday, but FOX's coverage of NASCAR took the checkered flag among adults 18-49.

CBS averaged a 5.2 rating/10 share in primetime, holding off FOX's 4.7/9 (FOX's numbers may change due to its live race coverage). ABC finished third at 2.7/5. NBC, 2.6/5, was fourth, and The CW came in fifth with a 0.9/2.

FOX was the clear winner in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating. CBS, 1.6, took second, followed by ABC at 1.4. Neither NBC nor The CW cracked the 1.0 mark.

CBS' "60 Minutes" won the 7 o'clock hour with a 4.7/10. FOX's broadcast of NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 drew a 4.3/9 for the hour. "Dateline," 3.0/6, was third for NBC, beating out "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC. The CW went with a "7th Heaven" rerun.

The Coca-Cola 600 moved into first at 8 p.m. with a 4.5/9 on FOX. A "Cold Case" repeat on CBS was not far behind at 4.3/9. A second hour of "Dateline" kept NBC in third. ABC got a 3.2/6 from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." A "Smallville" repeat on The CW averaged 0.9/2.

At 9 p.m., CBS regained the lead with another episode of "Cold Case," 5.9/11. FOX's race coverage earned a 5.0/10. A "Desperate Housewives" repeat on ABC posted a 2.5/5, good enough to beat a "Friday Night Lights" rerun on NBC and "Supernatural" on The CW.

"Without a Trace" scored a 6.1/12 for CBS at 10 p.m. NASCAR held steady at 5.0/9 for FOX. Repeats of ABC's "Brothers and Sisters" and NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" tied for third.

  • 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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