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Sunday Ratings: CBS and NBC Share the Spoils

Chances are if you air anything semi-original on Sundays, you’ll come out on top. Last night, Big Brother helped CBS with the viewers while a Nicolas Cage film boosted NBC in the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Welcome Back Football

Last night’s preseason game between the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts brought much needed attention back to NBC. Thanks to the upcoming Olympics, Sunday night probably won’t be the last time the network is victorious due to sports-related programming.

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Sunday Ratings: CBS and FOX Both Win

Thanks to a strong performance from 60 Minutes, CBS was able to pull off a narrow victory in the viewers. Meanwhile, FOX - with help from Family Guy - was a winner in the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: High School Musical No HSM

Looks like the High School Musical name doesn’t always mean gold. The premiere of ABC’s new reality series pulled in disappointing numbers last night and did very little for ABC. Meanwhile, NBC ended up courting the viewers while tying FOX with the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Miss Universe Crowned a Winner

Yesterday’s Miss Universe Pageant was the night’s biggest draw. Unfortunately, the beauty contest wasn’t able to do much for NBC. CBS ended up winning the viewers while FOX won the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Originals Do Well for NBC

A fresh lineup gave NBC a win in the demos on Sunday night. Meanwhile, CBS (once again) took first place with the viewers.

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Sunday Ratings: Wins for CBS and NBC

If things don’t change soon, Sunday evenings will start sounding like a broken record. Yesterday, CBS was #1 with the viewers while NBC was a success in the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: CBS and NBC Split Boring Night

NBC was the only network to bring all-new material the table last night. Unfortunately, all that effort only gave the Peacock network a win in the demos. (CBS was the winner with the viewers.)

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Sunday Ratings: Theater Awards Don’t Translate to TV

Although Tony Awards telecasts have never been ratings goldmines, last night’s event had to compete with golf and basketball. Yesterday’s contest between the Celtics and the Lakers gave ABC another win in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • ‘s coverage of the U.S. Open (3.9/13 in-18-49) attracted 13.8 million golf fans.
  • ‘s special (8.2 million, 3.2/11) did 800,000 better than last Sunday; the pre-game show (9.8 million, 4.0/12) grew by 1.9 million.
  • Approximately 6.2 million theater lovers watched the 2008 (1.1/3).
  • * (3.7 million, 1.8/6) was down by 400,000; * (3.6 million, 1.7/5) slipped by 300,000.
  • * (1.1 million, 0.4/1) and * (1.1 million, 0.4/1) turned out similar numbers.

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Sunday Ratings: NBA Scores for ABC

Game Two between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers was by far the most exciting thing on TV yesterday. Up against mostly repeats, ABC easily had a hold on the night.

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