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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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Sunday Ratings: Regis Philbin A Primetime Hit

Apparently Regis Philbin’s appeal is not limited to daytime hours. The host (and his Million Dollar Password) helped CBS win the viewers last night. Meanwhile, NBC - the only other network with originals yesterday - placed first in the demos.

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Sunday Ratings: NASCAR Races Past Repeats

The NASCAR event on FOX easily outmaneuvered the aging competition.

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Sunday Ratings: ABC Finales Lead Competition

Despite a good turnout for the Country Music Awards, Desperate Housewives was easily the night’s most-watched program.  The finale gave ABC a win in both the viewers and demos.

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Sunday Ratings: Survivor Outplays ABC

Last night’s three-hour Survivor finale helped CBS make a dent in ABC’s long streak.  The Eye network took a win in the viewers and narrowly took the demos as well.

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Sunday Ratings: ABC Faces Weak Competition

Repurposed shows on NBC and CBS helped ABC win its 11th Sunday in a row.

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