Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins Sunday as 'GCB' Has Modest Debut - Broadcasting & Cable

Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins Sunday as 'GCB' Has Modest Debut

'Amazing Race' and 'Celebrity Apprentice' experience big gains
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ABC debuted its
thrice-named Texas comedy, GCB, to just a 2.2 rating in the 18-49
demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. That was 29% below what the timeslot's most recent occupant, Pan Am, drew for its premiere back in
September (3.1). ABC still managed to win the night however, with an overall
2.6 rating/7 share. Once Upon a Time was up 10% from two weeks ago to a
3.4, and Desperate Housewives went up 14% to a 2.5.

CBS edged out Fox
for second with a 2.1/5. Amazing Race was up 27% from last week to a
2.8, but The Good Wife fell 14% from two weeks ago to a 1.8 and CSI: Miami dropped 9% to a 2.0.

Fox drew a 2.0/5,
good enough for third. The Simpsons and American Dad were both
down from their last original two weeks ago to a 2.5 and 2.1, respectively. Napoleon
Dynamite
and Family Guy meanwhile, stayed at their respective 2.0
rating and 2.8 rating.

NBC rounded out
the evening with a 1.7/4. Celebrity Apprentice was up 28% from last week
for a 2.3.

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