CBS Is on the 'Case' Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 30, 2006

A steady performance across much of the night gave CBS an overall ratings win Sunday, although FOX managed to grab the adults 18-49 crown thanks to its animation block.

CBS averaged a 5.0 rating/9 share in primetime to beat NBC's 4.6/8. ABC came in third with a 3.8/7. FOX, 2.5/5, was fourth, and The WB trailed with a 1.2/2.

Despite its low household rating, FOX led among adults 18-49 with a 2.0 rating. ABC and CBS tied for second at 1.9, and NBC was not far behind at 1.7. The WB averaged 0.7 in the demographic.

CBS started the night with "60 Minutes" scoring a 5.5/11 at 7 p.m. Rival newsmagazine "Dateline" earned a 4.7/9 for NBC. A repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos," 3.3/6, put ABC in third. "Malcolm in the Middle" and "King of the Hill" were fourth for FOX, beating The WB's hour of "Reba," which averaged 1.4/3.

"Dateline" improved to 6.3/11 at 8 p.m., moving NBC into the lead. "Big Brother: All-Stars" drew a 4.0/7 for CBS. ABC stayed in third with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 3.8/7. "The Simpsons," 3.0/6, and "American Dad," 2.7/5, kept FOX in fourth. The WB went with "Charmed."

CBS regained the lead at 9 p.m. with a "Cold Case" repeat, 5.2/9. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" posted a 4.0/7 for NBC. "Desperate Housewives" averaged 3.5/6 for ABC, beating FOX's "Family Guy," 3.3/6, and "The War at Home," 2.6/4. The WB closed its night with another episode of "Charmed."

At 10 p.m., CBS' "Without a Trace" delivered a 5.4/9, holding off ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," 4.6/8, and NBC's "Crossing Jordan," 3.6/6.

On Saturday, CBS' lineup of drama repeats and "48 Hours Mystery" won the night with a 3.8/8. FOX and NBC tied for second at 3.3/7, and ABC trailed with a 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.
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