Peacock pops on Sunday

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

NBC enjoyed a strong Sunday behind dominating perfs from 9 to 11 by “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and a special Katie Couric report on “The Central Park Jogger,” according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen. Net won the night outright in adults 18-49 for the first time since October.

“Law & Order: CI” (5.7/13 in adults 18-49, 15.4 million viewers overall) led its hour by 39% in 18-49 over Fox’s comedies, while the 10 o’clock Couric spec (5.4/13 in adults 18-49, 13.4 million viewers overall) held on to most of that audience and beat ABC’s second-place “Dragnet” by 74% in the demo. The Peacock also did well at 7 with “Dateline” (2.8/9 in adults 18-49, 9.6 million viewers overall), which defeated CBS’ “60 Minutes” in all under-55 categories, and at 8 with “American Dreams” (second-place 3.6/9 in adults 18-49, 10 million viewers overall).

Fox ran second on the night, led by an original “Malcolm in the Middle” (4.8/11 in adults 18-49, 10.3 million viewers overall) and a repeat of “The Simpsons” (4.5/12 in adults 18-49, 9.7 million viewers overall). At 8:30, “Oliver Beene” (4.0/10 in adults 18-49) again did pretty well, but 9:30 entry “The Pitts” (3.4/8 in adults 18-49) was shaky.

ABC was led by an original “Dragnet” at 10 (3.1/8 in adults 18-49, 9 million viewers overall), CBS by theatrical “The Whole Nine Yards” (2.8/7 in adults 18-49, 8.6 million viewers).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 4.4/11; Fox, 3.6/9; ABC, 2.7/7; CBS, 2.6/7.

In total viewers: NBC easily led with 12.1 million.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading