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“Undercover Boss” helped lift CBS to a primetime victory Sunday, while “Secret Millionaire” remained a player for ABC in the 8 p.m. timeslot.

“Boss” (2.9 rating/8 share in 18-49, 11.7 million viewers overall) triumphed in a fairly competitive 9 p.m. hour for the demo, edging the first hour of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” (2.5/7, 7.4 million) and Fox comedies “Family Guy” (2.5/7, 5.0 million for a rerun) and “The Cleveland Show” (2.5/6, 4.8 million for a new episode).

ABC was a distant fourth at 9 p.m. with a repeat “Desperate Housewives” (1.2/3, 4.9 million), which dropped more than half of its 8 p.m. lead-in “Secret Millionaire” (2.7/8, 11.3 million). In its second airing on ABC, “Millionaire” beat out CBS’ “The Amazing Race” (2.6/8, 9.4 million) for a timeslot win, retaining 89% of its premiere week audience.

Fox was third at 8 p.m. with “The Simpsons” (2.5/8, 5.4 million) and “Bob’s Burgers” (2.0/6, 4.1 million), while NBC came in fourth with “America’s Next Great Restaurant” (1.4/4, 4.2 million), which dropped from 1.6/4, 4.6 million in its premiere.

NBC rallied at 10 p.m., with the second hour of “Celebrity Apprentice” (3.0/8, 8.6 million) topping CBS’ “CSI: Miami” (2.7/7, 11.8 million) among viewers 18-49. ABC lagged with a repeat of “Brothers & Sisters” (0.8./2, 3.2 million).

In a relatively sluggish 7 p.m. hour, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” (1.7/6, 10.3 million) and ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.7/6, 7.4 million) tied in the demo. “Dateline NBC” (1.1/4, 5.6 million) topped “The Simpsons” (0.9/3, 2.3 million) in the first halfhour before getting a slightly bigger challenge from “American Dad” (1.2/4, 2.6 million) in a virtually even second halfhour.

Fox was first among adults 18-34 Sunday.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS 2.5/7, NBC 2.0/6, Fox 1.9/6, ABC 1.6/5, Univision 0.9/2.

In total viewers: CBS 10.8 million, ABC 6.7 million, NBC 6.4 million, Fox 4.0 million, Univision 2.4 million.