CBS tops viewership in night of repeats


NEW YORK -- CBS won Sunday night in viewership while NBC and Fox tied in adults 18-49 in a night of mostly repeats.

The top show in the demo was a repeat of Fox's "Family Guy" (4.5 million, 2.3/7) at 9 p.m., according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Nielsen Media Research. "Family Guy" was the only show to break a 2 rating in adults 18-49 all night, while the bottom was tied by the CW at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. with "7th Heaven" (1.1 million, 0.4/1) and "Supernatural" (1.1 million, 0.4/1).

One of the only originals in broadcast TV on Sunday night didn't do much better. ABC's "Fast Cars and Superstars" (2.1 million, 0.6/2) outrated everything at 7 p.m. including repeats of the CW's "Reba" (1.8 million, 0.7/3). CBS won the 7 p.m. hour with "60 Minutes" (8.3 million, 1.3/5).

Fox won 8 p.m. in the demo thanks to "The Simpsons" (3.5 million, 1.7/6) and despite "The Loop" (2.6 million, 1.3/4), while CBS won in viewership with a repeat "Without a Trace" (6.7 million, 1.2/4). The 9 p.m. hour went to CBS in viewership with "Cold Case" (7.8 million, 1.5/4), while Fox won with "Family Guy" in the demo.

The 10 p.m. hour was split between CBS and NBC, with a repeat "Without a Trace" (6.7 million, 1.4/4) winning in viewership while NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" (5.8 million, 1.8/5) won in the demo and a repeat "Brothers & Sisters" (2.7 million, 0.9/3) went nowhere for ABC.

Sunday averages: CBS (7.4 million, 1.3/4); NBC (4.9 million, 1.4/4); Fox (3 million, 1.4/5); ABC (3 million, 1.0/3); and the CW (1.3 million, 0.5/2).