miss usa 2012 olivia culpo TV Ratings: Miss USA 2012 helps NBC to a demo win; CBS still wins viewersFast National ratings for Sunday, June 3, 2012

Other than a new “60 Minutes,” the 2012 Miss USA pageant was the top performing program of Sunday night, as the final hour had 6.6 million viewers. The ABC premieres of “Secret Millionaire” and “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss” opened to pretty soft numbers, but in terms of summer programming, they weren’t bad.

CBS still won the night with 5.98 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households. NBC was close behind with 5.8 million and a 3.7/6, followed by ABC at 4.9 million and 3.1/5 and FOX at 2.8 million, 1.6/3.

The adults 18-49 demo was a different matter, as CBS finished last with a 0.8. NBC was first at 1.5, then ABC at 1.4 and FOX in third at 1.3

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (9.6 million, 6.212)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (4.8 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.6 million, 3.1/6)
FOX: “American Dad” rerun (1.9 million, 1.1/2)/ “Cleveland Show” rerun (1.99 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader:
“60 Minutes” (1.4)

8 p.m.

NBC: “Adele Live in London” (6.2 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: “Secret Millionaire” premiere (5.6 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: “Dogs in the City” rerun (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Simpsons” rerun (2.9 million, 1.6/3)/ “Bob’s Burgers” rerun (2.6 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader:
“Adele Live in London” (1.7)

9 p.m.

NBC: 2012 Miss USA pageant (5.7 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: “The Good Wife” rerun (4.6 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss” premiere (4.4 million, 2.8/4)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/3)/ “American Dad” rerun (3.3 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader:
“Family Guy” (1.8)

10 p.m.

NBC: 2012 Miss USA pageant (6.6 million, 4.1/7)
“CSI; Miami” rerun (5.2 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss” premiere (4.8 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader:
2012 Miss USA pageant (1.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers
are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live
telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."