Source : Zap2It
CBS got solid numbers out of the telefilm "Category 7: The End of the World," NBC's dramas contributed some late evening strength and FOX drew some demographic eyes, but really there was no stopping ABC's powerhouse Sunday lineup.
Overall, ABC averaged an 11.6 rating/17 share, topping CBS' 9.8/15. NBC was a respectable third with a 7.6/11, beating FOX's 5.0/7 and The WB's 1.6/2.
ABC also won among adults 18-49, scoring a 7.6 rating in the demographic that advertisers salivate over. CBS was second with a 4.5 rating, nipping the 4.1 rating for FOX. NBC dropped to fourth with a 3.3 rating. The WB's 1.0 rating trailed.
CBS started the night in first, as "60 Minutes" was boosted to a 10.3/17 by NFL runover. ABC was second with the first of two hours of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." "Dateline NBC" was third with a 5.5/9, beating out a "Simpsons" repeat and a new "King of the Hill" on FOX. The WB's pair of "Reba" repeats was last with a 1.6/3 average.
In the 8 p.m. hour ABC took control, getting a 10.9/16 from the second "EM:HE" hour. CBS dipped to second with the 10.5/15 for "Cold Case." NBC's live episode of "The West Wing" was third with a 6.2/9, though the political drama got crushed among adults 18-49 by the new "Treehouse of Horror" episode of "The Simpsons" and "The War at Home," which averaged a 5.5/9 on FOX. The WB's "Charmed" was last for the busy hour.
ABC's "Desperate Housewives" delivered a 15.5/22 for the 9 p.m. hour. The first hour of CBS' "Category 7" did a 9.7/14. The beginning of NBC's two-hour "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" had an 8.4/12, better than FOX's "Family Guy" and "American Dad," though that duo again topped NBC in the key demographic. The WB's "Supernatural" wasn't really in the hunt.
"Grey's Anatomy" helped ABC close on top with a 12.6/20. NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" improved to a 10.2/16 in its final hour. CBS' second hour of "Category 7" lost some viewers and finished third.