CBS Coasts to Sunday Win

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 2, 2006

CBS cruised to a ratings win Sunday night, with "60 Minutes" and the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" each turning in decent numbers.

For the night, CBS averaged a 5.3 rating/10 share. NBC finished second with a 4.3/8. ABC was third at 2.9/6, followed by FOX, 2.5/5, and The WB, 1.1/2.

No one did particularly well among adults 18-49, where CBS' 1.9 rating led the way. FOX took second in the demographic with a 1.6, while NBC, 1.5, was third and ABC, 1.4, fourth. The WB managed only a 0.6.

CBS began the night with "60 Minutes" scoring a 5.5/12 at 7 p.m. "Dateline," 3.7/8, was second for NBC. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" put ABC in third with a 2.4/5. A "Simpsons" rerun and the start of the movie "Men of Honor" averaged 1.9/4 for FOX. The WB went with two episodes of "Reba."

"Cold Case," 5.2/10, held the lead for CBS at 8 p.m. "Dateline" improved to 4.2/8. The second half of "EM: Home Edition" delivered a 3.3/7 for ABC. FOX's movie remained in fourth, ahead of The WB's "Charmed" repeat, 1.0/2.

At 9 p.m., a rerun of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" posted a 4.8/9, edging CBS' showing of "How to Lose a Guy," 4.7/9. "Men of Honor" concluded with a 3.1/5 for FOX, good enough to beat a "Desperate Housewives" rerun on ABC. The WB aired a second hour of "Charmed."

CBS retook the lead at 10 p.m. as its movie jumped to a 5.8/11. "Crossing Jordan" averaged 4.4/8 for NBC, and "Grey's Anatomy" posted a 3.3/6 for ABC.

On Saturday, FOX's live coverage of the NASCAR Pepsi 400 easily won the night with a 4.9/10. CBS was second at 3.0/6, followed by NBC at 2.9/6 and ABC at 2.0/4.

  • 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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