Primetime Ratings: Miss USA Pageant, Adele Concert Boost NBC to Sunday Win

Pageant falls from last year's five-year high; 'Secret Millionaire,' 'Extreme Makeover' premieres drop

The 2012 Miss USA Pageant helped NBC win the ratings race on
Monday night, with the network leading with an overall 1.5 rating/4 share in
the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The two-hour pageant
earned a 1.8, down 18% from last year, which had tied its best rating since
2005. Earlier, Adele Live in London posted
a 1.7.

ABC, the only other network to air new programming, placed
second with an overall 1.4/4. Secret
premiered its new season at 8 p.m. for a 1.5, down 38% from its
last season finale in April 2011. Extreme
Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
, also premiering its new season, was down 21%
from last season's finale in July 2011 to a 1.5.

Fox aired repeats of its Animation Domination lineup for a
third-place 1.3/4. CBS, also in repeats, earned a 0.8/2.