Ratings: 'Home Makeover' returns strong, CBS wins on soft night

home-makeover-ty.jpgFast national ratings for Sunday, April 17, 2011.

Ratings were lower than usual across the board on Palm Sunday, though ABC did manage to keep its adult viewers in the 18-49 range entertained with the return of "Extreme Home Makeover" after an 8-week hiatus followed by "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters.". CBS still won the weekend average, though with nearly 2 million less average viewers than last week.

CBS had the highest average viewers (9.4 million and a 5.8/9 share. ABC came in second (7.3 million, 4.6/8), NBC in third (5.7 million, 3.6/6) and FOX in fourth (4.1 million, 2.4/4).

ABC won the 18-49 demo with a 2.0 rating, followed by FOX (1.9) and CBS (1.9). NBC had a 1.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.6 million, 6.8/12)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.4 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "The Cleveland Show" rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/3) / "American Dad" rerun (2.6 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.6)

8 p.m.

CBS: "Amazing Race" (8.7 million, 5.2/8)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7.5 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (4.1 million, 2.4/4) / "American Dad" (4.6 million, 2.7/4)
NBC: "America's Next Great Restaurant" (3.7 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "Amazing Race" (2.3)

9 p.m.

ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (8.8 million, 5.8/9)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" (8.6 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: "Celebrity Apprentice"  (6.7 million, 4.3/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" (6.0 million, 3.7/6) / "The Cleveland Show" (4.7 million, 2.8/4)

18-49 leader: "Desperate Housewives" (2.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: Miami" (9.8 million, 6.1/10)
NBC: "Celebrity Apprentice" (8.0 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (6.3 million, 4.3/7)

18-49 leader: "Celebrity Apprentice" (2.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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