TV ratings: U.S. Open finals secure Sunday win for NBC

graeme-mcdowell.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, June 20, 2010

NBC easily won Sunday night when 10 million people watched Graeme McDowell become the first European to win the Golf U.S. Open Championships since 1970. Unsurprisingly, reruns of CBS's "I Get That A Lot," ABC's "Extreme Home Makeover," and Fox's animated comedies "The Simpsons" and "The Cleveland Show" couldn't beat it.

ABC premiered two new dramas on Sunday -- "Scoundrels" at 9 p.m. and "The Gates" at 10. Though the network was pleased that the dramas improved upon their timeslot last year, they couldn't beat out "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" on NBC or a rerun of "Cold Case" on CBS, respectively.

Sunday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: Golf: US Open Championship final round (10 million, 6.4/12)
CBS: "I Get That A Lot" rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/6)
ABC: "Extreme Home Makeover" repeat (4.6 million viewers, 2.7/7 households)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.2 million, 1.8/4)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (3.4 million, 2.0/4 households)

18-49 leader: Golf (2.3/8)

9 p.m.

NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (6.4 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: "Scoundrels" (5.1 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: "Cold Case" rerun (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Family Guy" rerun (4.5 million, 2.6/5)/ "American Dad" rerun (3.8 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (1.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Cold Case" rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: "The Gates" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (3.4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "The Gates" (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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