'Home Edition' holds down fort


ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" topped a modestly rated Sunday evening, but the reality hit's freshman lead-outs "Oprah's Big Give" and "Here Come the Newlyweds" continued to decline.

Airing four hours of unscripted shows, ABC won the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers (9 million, 3.2/9). ABC ran "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.4 million viewers, 2.3 rating in 18-49 and a 7 share), "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (12.0 million, 4.1/11), "Big Give" (9.7 million, 3.6/9) and "Here Come the Newlyweds" (7 million, 2.9/8).

Fox came in second with six half-hour comedies, mostly repeats. A rerun of "Family Guy" was the highest rated (6.7 million, 3.4/9). Fox also aired originals of "King of the Hill" (6 million, 2.8/7) and "Unhitched" (4.4 million, 2.3/6), the latter falling 8% from last week.

CBS and NBC tied for third, with CBS airing "60 Minutes" (11.1 million, 2.0/6), "Big Brother" (6.3 million, 2.3/6) and repeats. NBC had two hours of "Dateline" (8 million, 1.9/6) and repeats. The CW had repeats and "Everybody Hates Chris" (1.1 million, 0.5/1) and "Aliens in America" (900,000, 0.4/1).

Also, on Friday, Fox's new sitcom "The Return of Jezebel James" (3.2 million, 1.0/4) debuted with back-to-back episodes and posted the network's worst time period performance since fall's "The Next Great American Band." CBS' "The Price Is Right" (8.7 million, 2.0/7) won the night but declined yet again.