TV Ratings: CBS wins Sunday, 'Shark Tank' debuts high

shark-tank-1.jpgFast national ratings for Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Another healthy Sunday night win for CBS on an uneventful night. ABC's "Shark Tank" achieved a series high with its Season premiere, and FOX's block of animated comedies showed a slight boost. Perhaps all that rain in Southern California kept viewers inside with their televisions on.

CBS easily had the most average viewers with 10.9 million and a 6.6 rating/11 share. ABC followed with 6.9 million (4.1/7) and NBC wasn't far behind with 6.3 million (4.0/7). FOX's Animation lineup drew 4.4 million viewers on average (2.8/4)

CBS won the 18-49 demo with a 2.5 rating, followed by FOX (2.1), NBC (1.9) and ABC (1.6).

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.7 million, 6.9/12)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.7 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (5.3 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3) / "American Dad" rerun (2.9 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (tie, 2.0)

8 p.m.

CBS: "Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" (10.6 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "Secret Millionaire" (10.1 million, 6.0/10)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (4.6 million, 2.6/4) / "Bob's Burgers" (4.4 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "America's Next Great Restaurant" (3.9 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: "Amazing Race" (2.5)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Undercover Boss" (10.9 million, 6.2/10)
NBC: "Celebrity Apprentice"  (7.0 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (6.6 million, 3.9/6) / "The Cleveland Show" (5.4 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.2 million, 3.7/5)


18-49 leader: "Undercover Boss" (2.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: Miami" (11.4 million, 7.0/12)
NBC: "Celebrity Apprentice" (8.9 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Detroit 187"  (4.7 million, 2.9/5)

18-49 leader: "Celebrity Apprentice" (3.2)

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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