Nielsen Overnights (18-49)CBS wins eighth straight Sunday night'Amazing Race' is night's top show in 18-49s with a 2.4
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine
- Apr. 22, 2013
CBS won its eighth straight Sunday night with two of its shows seeing gains over the prior week.
“The Amazing Race” was the night’s top show among adults 18-49, drawing a 2.4 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, up 4 percent over the previous week.
It won its 8 p.m. timeslot and topped ABC’s competing “Once Upon a Time,” the night’s No. 2 show, by 0.3.
CBS’s “The Mentalist” also saw gains versus last week, when it started more than half an hour late because of a delay from The Masters. “Mentalist” averaged a 1.4 at 10 p.m., 14 percent better than last week.
Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” was the only other program to see a week-to-week gain, up 6 percent to a 1.7.
ABC’s special 9 p.m. movie “Hallmark Hall of Fame: Remember Sunday” drew a 1.4, up from a 1.1 for its previous Hallmark film in January.
CBS won the night with a 1.8 18-49 rating and 5 share for the night. ABC was second with a 1.5/4, Fox was third with a 1.4/4, NBC was fourth with a 1.2/3, Univision was fifth with a 0.8/2 and Telemundo was sixth with a 0.4/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
CBS’s “60 Minutes” placed first with a 1.9 at 7 p.m. ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” was second with a 1.3, followed by NBC’s “The Voice” repeat and Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” rerun (0.6) and “The Cleveland Show” (0.9) tied for third with a 0.7. Univision was fifth with a 0.6 for “Aqui y Ahora,” and Telemundo was sixth with a 0.3 for the first hour of “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.”
At 8 p.m. CBS maintained its lead with the 2.4 for “Race,” followed by ABC’s “Time” in second with a 2.1. Fox’s “Simpsons” repeat (1.6) and “Bob’s” (1.7) were third with a 1.6, NBC’s second hour of “Voice” repeats was fourth with a 1.0, Univision’s first hour of “Nuestra Belleza Latina” was fifth with a 0.8, and Telemundo’s second hour of “Croft” was sixth with a 0.4.
Fox slid into first at 9 p.m. with a 1.8 for a “Family Guy” repeat (1.8) and original “American Dad” (1.8). NBC hopped into second with a 1.6 for the first hour of “Celebrity Apprentice,” with CBS’s “The Good Wife” third with a 1.5, ABC’s first hour of “Sunday” fourth with a 1.4, Univision’s “Belleza” fifth with a 1.0, and Telemundo’s first hour of “Happy Feet” sixth with a 0.3.
At 10 p.m. ABC’s “Sunday,” CBS’s “Mentalist” and NBC’s “Apprentice” tied for first with a 1.6 apiece. Univision was fourth with a 0.9 for “Sal y Pimienta,” and Telemundo’s final hour of “Feet” was fifth with a 0.4.
CBS led the night in households as well, averaging a 6.1 rating and 10 share. ABC was second with a 4.1/7, NBC was third with a 2.7/4, Fox was fourth with a 1.8/3, Univision was fifth with a 1.3/2, and Telemundo was sixth with a 0.4/1.http://www.medialifemagazine.com/cbs-wins-eighth-straight-sunday-night/
* * * *TV Notes‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta,’ so crazyReturning VH1 series follows rappers and music producers
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine
- Apr. 22, 2013
For those who feel that the “Real Housewives” franchise on Bravo is too light on drama and histrionics, there is “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
“Love,” one of the top new shows on cable last year, returns for season two tonight at 8 p.m. on VH1
with two new cast members and two dozen new crazy situations.
The show shadows a dozen big players in the Atlanta music scene, including rappers, producers and their significant others. Many have dated each other previously or have other longstanding connections.
They also have a lot of longstanding rivalries. Every show includes a confrontation between at least two cast members, and more often three or more.
But the drama seems to be largely manufactured for viewers’ enjoyment. It’s so over the top and ridiculous, it’s hard to take it seriously and easy to get drawn into the show.
The program finished No. 1 on cable on Monday nights among adults 18-49 most of its first season, according to Nielsen, often outdrawing its broadcast competition. It’s hugely popular among black audiences, with last fall’s reunion episode drawing 3 million African-American viewers, No. 1 for the week on any network.
In tonight’s premiere, Mimi tries to prove that she’s over Stevie J. and moving on with her life, while Momma Dee tries to steal Scrappy from Erica.http://www.medialifemagazine.com/love-and-hip-hop-atlanta-so-so-crazy/