CBS Is on the 'Case' Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 25, 2006

A slate of repeats, including a better-than-usual performance by its week-ending movie, brought CBS a ratings win Sunday, while FOX scored highest among younger viewers.

CBS averaged a 5.5 rating/10 share for the evening, beating NBC, 4.5/8, for the top spot. FOX took third with a 3.6/6, edging ABC's 3.5/6. The WB trailed with a 1.2/2.

Thanks to a late-ending NASCAR race and its animated shows, FOX led the way among adults 18-49 with a 2.7 rating. CBS, 2.0, finished second. ABC was third at 1.8, followed by NBC, 1.6, and The WB, 0.7.

The night began with CBS on top, as "60 Minutes" posted a 6.1/12 at 7 p.m. "Dateline" put NBC in second with a 4.2/8. The end of FOX's NASCAR coverage, 5.1/10 (West Coast viewers saw regular programming), and "King of the Hill," 2.7/5, were third for FOX. ABC finished fourth with a repeat of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," beating out an hour of "Reba" on The WB.

A "Cold Case" rerun, 5.6/10, kept CBS in the lead at 8 p.m. "Dateline" held steady to keep NBC in second. ABC moved up to third with a second hour of "EM: Home Edition," 3.8/7. FOX went with "The Simpsons," 3.6/6, and "Family Guy," 3.7/6. The WB aired a "Charmed" repeat.

NBC took the lead at 9 p.m. with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 5.1/9. The Jennifer Lopez movie "Enough" scored a 4.7/8 for CBS. A "Desperate Housewives" rerun on ABC averaged 3.3/5, just beating a second "Family Guy" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on FOX. A second episode of "Charmed" averaged 1.1/2 for The WB.

"Enough" moved CBS back into first place at 10 p.m. with a 5.5/10. "Crossing Jordan" delivered a 4.7/8 for NBC, and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" rerun came in at 4.6/8.

On Saturday, FOX's lineup of "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted" won the night with a 3.4/7. CBS was second at 3.2/7, and ABC and NBC tied at 2.7/5.

  • 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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