Source : Zap2It
FOX got a fairly good showing from its playoff baseball coverage Sunday, but ABC and "Desperate Housewives" still controlled the night.
ABC averaged a 10.4 rating/16 share in primetime to beat FOX's 7.8/12 (its numbers may change some due to live football and baseball broadcast). CBS was third at 7.3/11, and NBC, 6.8/10, was not far behind in fourth. The WB was a distant fifth at 1.8/3.
Among adults 18-49, ABC's 7.0 rating led the field by a considerable margin, with FOX, 4.5, finishing second. NBC was third in the demographic at 3.0, followed by CBS, 2.8, and The WB, 1.2.
FOX won the first hour of the night, averaging 9.8/16 with late-ending NFL games and the start of Game 4 of the Yankees-Angels playoff series. CBS got a 7.4/13 from "60 Minutes" to take second. "Dateline" averaged 5.4/9 for NBC, narrowly beating "America's Funniest Home Videos" on ABC. The WB trailed with repeats of "Reba."
"Cold Case," 10.3/16, moved CBS into the lead at 8 p.m., with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 8.7/13, taking over second place for ABC. FOX's baseball coverage was third at 7.1/11, while NBC held steady with "The West Wing." "Charmed" scored a 2.5/4 for The WB.
ABC took over at 9 p.m. with "Desperate Housewives," the night's top-rated show at 15.7/23. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was second for NBC at 8.0/12. The Yankees-Angels game kept FOX in third, and CBS dropped to fourth with its Sunday movie "The Hunt for the BTK Killer," 5.9/8. The WB concluded its night with "Blue Collar TV."
At 10 p.m., "Grey's Anatomy" kept ABC in the lead with a 12.0/19. "Crossing Jordan," 8.4/13, finished second for NBC. Baseball posted a 7.6/12 for FOX, and CBS' movie came in at 5.6/9.