the good wife TV ratings: CBS wins night, 'Once Upon a Time' brings strong numbersFast national ratings for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

CBS posted another solid Sunday evening, bolstered by premiere of the new cycle of “The Amazing Race” and the always strong performances of “The Good Wife” and “CSI: Miami.”  ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” posted impressive numbers, easily winning the 18-49 demo with a 3.0.  And the much-hyped 500th episode of “The Simpsons” got a nice little bump, pulling in 5.8 million total viewers.

CBS led the evening in total viewership, averaging 10.5 million and a 6.5
rating/10 share in households. ABC (7.3 million, 4.3/7) finished second. NBC came in third with 6.3 million viewers and a 3.7/6, while FOX (4.1 million, 2.3/4) brought up the rear.

CBS just barely won the 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. ABC and NBC tied at 2.1 and FOX trailed at 1.9.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: Northern Trust Open overrun/”60 Minutes” (11.5 million, 7.3/12)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (8.0 million, 4.5/8)
NBC: “The Voice” (R) (4.2 million viewers, 2.6/4 households)
FOX: “Bob’s Burgers” (R) (1.8 million, 1.1/2)/”The Cleveland Show” (2.6 million, 1.6/3) 18-49 leader: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (2.0) 8 p.m. CBS: “The Amazing Race” (10.8 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (9.7 million, 5.5/9)
NBC: “The Voice” (R) (6.1 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (5.8 million, 3.1/5)/”Napoleon Dynamite” (4.4 million, 2.4/4) 18-49 leader: “Once Upon a Time” (3.0) 9 p.m. CBS: “The Good Wife” (9.7 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: “Desperate Housewives” (7.5 million, 4.8/7)
NBC:  “Celebrity Apprentice” (7.1 million, 4.2/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” (5.4 million, 3.1/5)/”American Dad” (4.4 million, 2.5/4) 18-49 leader: “Celebrity Apprentice” (2.5) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI: Miami” (9.98 million, 6.5/11)
NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice” (7.7 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: “Pan Am” (3.9 million, 2.5/4) 18-49 leader: “Celebrity Apprentice” (2.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:David Eckstein