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JUL
11
3 YEARS

TV Ratings: Jaycee Dugard-Diane Sawyer ABC Special Dominates Sunday

The kidnapping victim's first interview scored a 3.7 for the network, and was TV’s most-watched summer newsmagazine telecast in seven years.

Diane Sawyer, Jaycee Dugard
Jill Belsley/ABC News

ABC won Sunday night in the key 18-49 demo with a 2.5 rating thanks to Diane Sawyer's first interview with kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard.

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The Primetime special, which aired from 9 to 11 p.m. ET, rated a 3.7 in the demo and attracted 14.8 million viewers. The special was TV’s most-watched summer newsmagazine telecast in seven years.

Fox came in second place with a 1.4 rating. Reruns of Family Guy (1.8, 3.8 million viewers) and American Dad (1.5, 3.2 million viewers) were the highest-rated program of the night among men 18-34.

CBS tied with Fox, also scoring a 1.4 rating. Big Brother, which premiered in its new time slot, from 8 to 9 p.m., and was up 4 percent over its July 7 episode (2.5, 7.2 million viewers). It was the best ever Sunday premiere for the show and its highest total viewers.

Univision came in third with a 0.8 rating.

NBC was in fourth with a 0.7 rating. The Marriage Ref was down 33 percent from last week with its lowest-rated original ever (0.8, 2 million viewers).
Below, demo ratings and total viewers by network:

ABC           
·        America's Funniest Home Videos (R):  1.2/ 5.6 million viewers
·        Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (R):  1.3/  5.6 million viewers
·        ABC News: Diane Sawyer: Jaycee Dugard (S):  3.7/ 14.8 million viewers

FOX:
·        American Dad (R):  0.8/  1.8 million viewers
·        Bob's Burgers (R):  0.9/  1.8 million viewers  
·        The Simpsons (R):  1.6/ 3.5 million viewers
·        The Cleveland Show (R):  1.5/   3.1 million viewers
·        Family Guy (R):  1.8/  3.8 million viewers
·        American Dad (R):  1.5/  3.2 million viewers
 
CBS:
·        60 Minutes:  1.1/  8.2 million viewers
·        Big Brother:  2.5/ 7.2 million viewers
·        Undercover Boss (R):  1.1/   4 million viewers
·        CSI: Miami (R):  1.1/  4.6 million viewers

NBC           
·        Dateline (R):  0.9/ 4.7 million viewers
·        America's Got Talent (R):  0.5/ 2.4 million viewers
·        The Marriage Ref:  0.8/ 2 million viewers