CRIMINAL MINDS Repeat Helps CBS Win Sunday Ratings

CRIMINAL MINDS Repeat Helps CBS Win Sunday Ratings

CBS (5.34 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) topped a night of repeats with its mix of PERSON OF INTEREST (4.49 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), CRIMINAL MINDS (5.70 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

Here are the other highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (3.98 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then snagged the silver with its presentation of "The Devil Wears Prada" (3.89 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) alongside a repeat of "Castle" (4.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.20 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with encores of "Cops" (3.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "Cops" (4.09 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Mobbed" (2.52 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "America's Got Talent" (2.68 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11), "Stars Earn Stripes" (2.58 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and another "Stars Earn Stripes" (2.43 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) on NBC (2.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the night.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):
·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jason Segal and musical guest Florence + The Machine (2.5/6 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.2 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 program in the Local People Meters on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/20/11):

NBC (4.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) got a boost on Saturday thanks to its coverage of "USA Gymnastics: 2011 Visa Championships" (3.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

FOX (3.05 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with encores of "Cops" (3.68 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4), "American Dad" (2.45 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "The Cleveland Show" (2.37 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Next up was CBS (5.02 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its all-repeat mix of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.81 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10), "Criminal Minds" (5.52 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.75 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

And finally, ABC (3.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up rebroadcasts of "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension" (2.87 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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