TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' pushes CBS to Sunday night victory

big-brother-ratings-cbs.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another sleepy Sunday of reruns  helped "60 Minutes" and a new episode of "Big Brother" win the night for CBS in total viewers and tie FOX for strongest showing in adults 18-49.

CBS averaged 6.2 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households, easily topping closest competition ABC (4.2 million, 2.6/5). NBC (3.9 million, 2.5/4) came in third, with FOX (3.5 million, 2.0/4) just behind it.

FOX and CBS led the way in the 18-49 demo, each scoring a 1.6 rating. ABC followed with a 1.1, and NBC came in last with a 0.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes"(7.8 million viewers, 5.1/10 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (6.2 million, 3.5/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (3.1 million, 2.0/4)
FOX: "Sons of Tucson" (1.7 million, 1.1/2)/"American Dad" rerun (2.1 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.5)

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (7.1 million, 4.2/8)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.9 million, 2.2/4)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (3.7 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother 12" (2.4)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (5.97 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (4.7 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.0 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "Scoundrels" (3.2 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.2)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/5)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (4.1 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: "The Gates" (2.8 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (1.0)

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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