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Sunday Ratings: Kings is No Ratings Ruler

One of these evenings NBC will get it right. Just days after witnessing a painful debut by The Chopping Block, the network did it again. Yesterday’s premiere of Kings failed to deliver any power to the Sunday night lineup. CBS wound up winning the viewers while ABC topped the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Celebrity Apprentice Pales Against Housewives

Looks like the economy isn’t the only thing Donald Trump should be worrying about. Despite a solid debut, The Celebrity Apprentice was served a cold dose of reality this week. When pitted against Sunday night regulars (Desperate Housewives, Cold Case), the reality hit showed signs of weakening. NBC’s performance helped CBS win the viewers while ABC took the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Slow Start for Amazing Race

Maybe viewers were simply enjoying their three-day weekend? Whatever the reason, the 14th installment of The Amazing Race saw smaller numbers than it had in the fall. Fortunately for CBS, the network’s numbers were still enough for first place with the viewers. ABC, in the meantime, had a hold on the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: TV Movies Can’t Topple Staples

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Make no mistake: The Last Templar is no Da Vinci Code. Last night, the first half of NBC’s two-parter was outmatched by a repeat and a reality weeper. CBS’ Hallmark offering only did slightly better. By night’s end, the Eye network was on top with the viewers while ABC was a winner with the demos.

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  • (13.3 million, 2.6/6 in 18-49) was up 8% from its last original episode.
  • A 2-hour (11.6 million, 4.0/10) had the best demos of the night.
  • (7.1 million, 1.9/5) was up 1.3 million.
  • (2.6/6) averaged 5.5 million over two episodes.
  • CW’s airing of Antitrust (0.3/1) registered 770,000.

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Sunday Ratings: Golden Globes Not So Bright

Despite the glitz and glamour of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the telecast wasn’t a big draw. This year’s ceremony actually had its lowest numbers of its 13-year NBC history. This allowed CBS, boosted by an earlier Steelers/Charges game, to take the night in the viewers and demos.

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  • Approximately 14.6 million saw Slumdog Millionaire take top prize at the (4.8/11 in 18-49).
  • (4.0/9) reported to 13.7 million.
  • ‘s adult demo numbers (12.5 million, 4.2/9) were the smallest ever for a series premiere.
  • (10.3 million, 3.4/8) was off by 700,000.
  • ‘s airing of Carrie (0.5/1) scared up 1.4 million.

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Sunday Ratings: Superstars of Dance Starts on Decent Footing

Finally - new programming to talk about! Yesterday, we saw the return of ABC’s Sunday night block and got a taste of what NBC’s offering in the dance department. Despite a nice outing for its premiere, Superstars of Dance still couldn’t best Desperate Housewives’ numbers. Meanwhile, an earlier game between the Eagles and Vikings gave FOX the overall win in the viewers and the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: 24 Makes Up for Lost Time

Although it had been 18 months since we last left Jack Bauer (longer than the writers’ strike itself), fans still cared enough to welcome 24 back. Even though it was down 23% from Season 6’s debut, last night’s two-hour “bridge” movie - with help from an earlier football overrun - gave FOX wins in the viewers and the demos.

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  • (12.3 million, 4.7/11 in 18-49) lost 4.7 million.
  • The (12.2 million, 5.1/12) had its best ratings in four years.
  • (12 million) 4.0/9) was up 18% from the previous season’s finale.
  • (10.1 million, 2.7/6) slid by 2.2 million.
  • * (640,000, 0.2/0) picked up 40,000.
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    Sunday Ratings: Obama Still a Big Draw

    Nearly two weeks after the election, President-elect Barack Obama is still drawing record numbers. Last night’s interview on 60 Minutes attracted approximately 24.5 million, the show’s best numbers in 9 years. This performance helped CBS win the night with the viewers, though it wasn’t enough to take the demos from NBC.

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    Sunday Ratings: Hot Night for Football

    All the action yesterday was found on the gridiron. A contest between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles helped NBC win the night in the demos. Meanwhile, an earlier game on CBS put the Eye network on top with the viewers.

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    Sunday Ratings: Treehouse of Horror Has Monster-Sized Numbers

    Even though the show celebrated Halloween two days late, The Simpsons’ annual “Treehouse of Horror” special was still timely with the viewers. Last night’s animated event gave the series its best performance in the demos in nearly five years. That result, in turn, gave the network a Sunday win in the demos. Meanwhile, the Patriots/Colts football game put NBC on top with the viewers.

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