'Big Brother' Tumbles as Fox's Football Carries the Night; NBC Finale Sinks TVbytheNumbers
Fox rolled to a win in the Sunday night broadcast ratings with its coverage of preseason NFL football, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that Fox's football game between the Colts and Giants averaged a 1.9 in viewers 18-49. CBS's "Big Brother" came out slightly ahead of it with a 2.0 average to rank as the top show of the night on broadcast, but that was down four-tenths of a point from a week ago.
CBS's "Unforgettable" equaled last week's series low, a 1.1 average in 18-49. "60 Minutes" delivered a 0.9.
ABC's "Whodunnit?' finale ticked up three-tenths from last week to a 1.4 average in adults 18-49, while "Secret Millionaire" climbed one-tenth to a 1.2.
NBC's two-hour finale of "Crossing Lines" fell to a series low of 0.4 in the 18-49 demo.
For prime time overall, Fox's 1.9 average carried the night in adults 18-49, followed by CBS (1.2 average), ABC (1.0), Univision (0.7) and NBC (0.5). CBS came out on top in total viewers, averaging 6.3 million to lead Fox (5.8 million), ABC (4.0 million), NBC (2.3 million) and Univision (2.0 million).