NBC Claims Sunday Ratings Win, for What It’s Worth

Jun 20, 2011  •  Post A Comment

It was another slow night in the ratings marked by a lot of repeat programming, but NBC came out on top, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. Airing the Miss USA Pageant, the Peacock Network managed an average rating of 1.8 for the night in the 18-49 demo, better than Fox (1.3 average), Univision (1.3), ABC (0.7) and CBS (0.7).

NBC also led in total viewers, averaging 6.6 million to 5.4 million for CBS, 3.9 million for ABC, 3.2 million ofr Univision and 2.8 million for Fox.

At 7 p.m. NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament had a 2.2 average rating in 18-49 for the first half-hour, dropping off to a 1.3 in the second half-hour for the combination of golf overrun and “Minute to Win It.” CBS’s "60 Minutes" netted a 0.8 in the same demo for the hour.

At 8 p.m. the first hour of CBS’s coverage of the "Daytime Emmy Awards" managed just a 0.8 in the 18-49 demographic.

Hour one of NBC’s broadcast of "Miss USA Pageant" had a 2.0 in the 18-49 demo at 9 p.m., while the second hour of the "Daytime Emmys" held steady at 0.8.

"Miss USA" finished the night in the 10 p.m. hour with the top rating overall, a 2.4 in the 18-49 demo.

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