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Monday, April 21, 2008

International Television: ABC Topped Sunday with returning dramas

Prime-Time Ratings:
Sunday 4/20/08

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 10.79 million, CBS: 8.40, NBC: 5.20, Fox: 4.31, CW: 1.30

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 3.6 rating/10 share, Fox: 2.0/ 6, CBS: 1.7/ 5, NBC: 1.3/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 1

Sunday Dramas Give Big Ratings to ABC
'Brothers & Sisters' and 'Desperate Housewives' also earned top marks among the adult demo

Fast National ratings for Sunday, April 20, 2008

ABC easily took the ratings title Sunday night thanks to the return of "Brothers & Sisters" coupled with "Desperate Housewives."

The alphabet network led the night in households with a 7.0 rating/12 share, easily pushing past CBS' respectable 5.7/9. NBC took third with a 3.8/6, ahead of FOX, 3.0/5, and The CW, 1.1/2.

ABC also nabbed the coveted adults 18-49 demo with a 3.6 rating. FOX finished second with a 2.0, just edging CBS' 1.7. NBC was in fourth position with a 1.5 rating, while The CW trailed with a 0.5 average for the night.

CBS started strong at 7 p.m. averaging a 7.9/14 for "60 Minutes," while ABC came in a distant second with a 4.6/8 for an "America's Funniest Home Videos" repeat. "Dateline NBC" followed behind at 3.7.7. FOX averaged 1.9/3 with repeats of "King of the Hill" and "American Dad." The CW aired an "America's Next Top Model" rerun.

ABC began its ratings mastery at 8 p.m. with "Oprah's Big Give," 6.4/10. NBC's airing of "Monk," 4.1/7, barely edged out CBS' edition of "Big Brother," 4.0/7. " The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" averaged FOX a 3.5/6 for the hour, far ahead of The CW's combo of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Aliens in America."

"Desperate Housewives" at 9 p.m. gave ABC the highest-rated show of the evening with a 10.0/15, while the first hour of CBS' Hallmark Hall of Fame telepic "Sweet Nothing in My Ear" averaged a 5.5/9 for second place. FOX jumped up a spot with a 3.4/5 average for its "Family Guy" and "American Dad" combo, while NBC took fourth with "Psych," 2.9/4. "The Game," 1.3/2, and a "Girlfriends" repeat, 1.2/2, finished the night for The CW.

In the 10 o'clock hour, the return of the Walker clan on "Brothers & Sisters" cemented ABC's lead with a 7.2/12. The second half of CBS' "Sweet Nothing" movie posted a 5.7/10 for the hour, topping a repeat of NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," 4.6/7.

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