TV ratings: CBS catches a Tiger Sunday

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009

Tiger Woods didn't win golf's PGA Championship on Sunday, but his upset loss in the final round kept enough viewers around to give CBS a prime-time ratings win.

CBS drew 7.8 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/9 share in households for the night. ABC finished second with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3/6. FOX (4.1 million, 2.4/4) came in third, ahead of NBC (3.4 million, 2.1/4). The CW was well back with just under a million viewers and a 0.6/1.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.0 rating, edging FOX's 1.9. ABC came in third with a 1.4, followed by NBC, 0.9, and The CW, 0.3.

Here's the hour-by-hour breakdown.

7 p.m.

CBS: PGA Championship/ "60 Minutes" (12.1 million viewers, 7.7/16 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.8 million, 3.6/7)
NBC: "Merlin" (3.1 million, 1.9/4)
FOX: "'Til Death" rerun (1.8 million, 1.1/2)/ "The Simpsons" rerun (2.8 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "Easy Money" (619,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: PGA/"60 Minutes" (2.6)

8 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes"/" Big Brother 11" (9 million, 5.5/10)
ABC: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (7 million, 4.4/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (4.7 million, 2.6/5)/ "Family Guy" rerun (5 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: "Merlin" (4 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: Movie: "Disturbing Behavior" (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes"/"Big Brother 11" (2.7)

9 p.m.

ABC: "Shark Tank" (5.7 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns -- two episodes (5.3 million, 3.1/5)
CBS: "Big Brother 11"/"There Goes the Neighborhood" (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: "Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008" rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "Disturbing Behavior" (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: "There Goes the Neighborhood"/ "Cold Case" rerun (5 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "SNL Presidential Bash" (3.5 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: "Defying Gravity" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: CBS and NBC tied at 1.1

Ratings information 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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