Helped in part by a Dateline special on the Pennsylvania miners'
rescue, NBC won the Nielsen Media Research household ratings race, as well as
adults 18 through 49 and 25 through 54, Sunday night.
Fox was first among adults 18 through 34 with a rerun slate that included
Futurama, Greg the Bunny, The Simpsons, King of the
Hill and Malcolm in the Middle.
At 7 p.m., the 50-plus crowd gave CBS' 60 Minutes the household
victory, while Fox and ABC tied for first among adults 18 through 34 and NBC won
adults 18 through 49 and 25 through 54.
At 8 p.m., NBC's miners special won households and adults 25 through 54 while
Fox won 18 through 49 and 18 through 34.
At 9 p.m., NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent won households and
adults 25 through 54, while a double run of Malcolm on Fox won adults 18
through 34 and 18 through 49.
At 10 p.m., NBC's summer series, Crime & Punishment, won households,
total viewers and the key adult demos.
For the night, the household numbers: NBC 6.2/11, CBS 5.0/9, ABC 3.4/6 and
Adults 18 through 49: NBC 2.8/9, Fox 2.6/8, ABC 2.0/6 and CBS 1.6/5.
Adults 25 through 54: NBC 3.4/9, Fox 2.3/7, ABC 2.1/6 and CBS 1.9/5.
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