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ABC Feels Good on Sunday

March 17, 2008 11:53 AM

ABC is the ratings winner with its feel-good Sunday shows, while Fox’s “Unhitched” struggled from week-to-week against a mix of repeats.

Additionally, Fox’s premiere of “The Return of Jezebel James” on Friday disappointed, tying for lowest-rated program of the evening.

ABC posted a 3.2/9 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, led by good showings of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (4.1), “Oprah’s Big Give” (3.6) and “Here Come the Newlyweds” (2.9).

“Oprah” fell 10% from last week, while “Newlyweds” dropped 17%.

Second-place Fox (2.5) mainly ran repeats of its animation block, along with freshman series “Unhitched” (2.3), down 8% from last week.

“Unhitched” had a strong lead-in with a repeat of “Family Guy” (3.4) and performed better against mainly repeats. The show placed a distant second for the half-hour.

CBS and NBC tied for third with a 2.0. CBS aired an on-average “Big Brother” (2.3), but a below-par “Dexter,” 1.9, a series low.

NBC presented a two-hour “Dateline” (1.9).

The CW placed fifth with a 0.4, with on-average showings of its Sunday comedies.

Friday had the debut of “The Return of Jezebel James” for Fox. Two back-to-back episodes put up a 1.0, tying a “Grey’s Anatomy” repeat as the lowest-rated show of the night.

CBS won on Friday with a 1.9, thanks to a prime-time “The Price Is Right” (2.0).

Unsurprisingly, Fox won on Saturday night with a 2.4 due to the strength of its police reality shows.

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unbiased :

Your article is so biased against UNHITCHED, but the actual numbers say it is holding almost all of it's audience since the premier 3 weeks ago. What's your beef? I think the show is funny as hell.

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