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By Lindsay Rubino -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/13/2012 11:54:16 AM
The rest of the broadcast networks suffered greatly from the competition, all posting double-digit decreases from their previous airings. In a distant second, ABC posted a 1.9 rating/4 share; Once Upon a Time, returning from its last airing on Jan. 29, was down 14% to a 3.0. Desperate Housewives was down 31% from its last airing on Jan. 22 to a 1.8. Pan Am, hitting its series low, was down 46% to a 0.7.
Fox returned its Animation Domination lineup after a two-week hiatus for an overall 1.7/4, putting it in third. The Simpsons was down 17% to a 2.0. Napoleon Dynamite and Family Guy were both down 19% to a 1.7 and 2.5, respectively. American Dad slipped 29% to a 1.7.
NBC followed with an overall 1.5/4, airing Dateline NBC at 8 p.m. for a 1.6. A two-hour Fear Factor, returning from a Monday night airing on Jan. 9, was down 35% from that episode to a series-low 1.5.
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