bubba watson masters TV ratings: Bubba Watson's Masters win scores for CBS SundayFast National ratings for Sunday, April 8, 2012

A sudden-death playoff in the Masters golf tournament took up nearly an hour of primetime Sunday and helped CBS score a ratings victory for the night. NBC was up some over last week, while ABC and FOX aired several reruns on Easter Sunday.

Thanks to the boost from the Masters (coverage ended at 7:52 p.m. ET), CBS was the only network to break the 10 million-viewer mark Sunday, averaging 10.75 million and a 6.6 rating/11 share in households for the night. NBC (6.4 million, 4.1/7) came in second, a good bit ahead of ABC (4.7 million, 3.0/5). FOX trailed with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.6/3.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating. The other three nets were tightly bunched, with NBC’s 1.5 edging ABC’s 1.4 and FOX’s 1.3.

]]> 7 p.m. CBS: Masters/“60 Minutes” (16.3 million viewers, 9.6/19 households)
NBC: “Dateline” (5 million, 3.4/7)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (4.6 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (1.9 million, 1.1/2)/”The Cleveland Show” rerun (2 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: Masters/”60 Minutes” (3.6) 8 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes”/“The Amazing Race” (11.3 million, 6.8/12)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (7.6 million, 4.8/8)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” rerun (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (3.1 million, 1.6/3)/”Bob’s Burgers” rerun (2.8 million, 1.5/2) 18-49 leader: “60 Minutes”/”The Amazing Race” (2.5) 9 p.m. CBS: “The Amazing Race”/”The Good Wife” rerun (7.9 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: “GCB” (5.25 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (3.9 million, 2.1/3)/”American Dad” rerun (3.4 million, 1.9/3) 18-49 leader: “The Amazing Race/”The Good Wife” (1.9) 10 p.m. CBS: “The Good Wife” rerun/”CSI: Miami” season finale (7.4 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (7.1 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: “GCB” (5.2 million, 3.4/6) 18-49 leader: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (2.3)

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. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter