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Ratings: ABC Edges Out CBS in Battle of Low-Rated Reality Shows

”Big Brother“ and ”60 Minutes“ score CBS viewership victory

ABC topped Sunday in demo ratings, with CBS just behind. That order was flip-flopped in average audience size, though the margin of victory was more significant.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in viewers with an average of 4 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, “Wipeout” at 8 p.m. got a 1.0/4 and 3.6 million viewers. “Rising Star” at 9 had a 1.2/4 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and first in viewers with 6.1 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” got a 1.0/4 and a night-high 8.5 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 8 earned a night-high 1.8/6 and 6 million viewers. “Reckless” at 9 received a 0.7/2 and 4 million viewers. “Unforgettable” at 10 had a 0.7/2 and 6.1 million viewers.

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Fox was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.1 million. A special “Brain Games” at 7 had a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers. Reruns followed.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and third in viewers with 2.3 million. Following a repeat, the special “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” had a 0.7/2 and 2 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.6/2. Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.6 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.3 million.