Ratings: Miami Is Hot, Detroit… Not

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Buoyed by a bit of NCAA tourney overrun that pushed back CBS’ prime-time lineup some 17 minutes, CSI: Miami — at least based on the Nielsens’ fast nationals — emerged as Sunday’s most watched program, with 11.5 million total viewers. The CBS crime drama’s 2.8 rating with the 18-49 crowd also was at first blush tops for the night, tying Celebrity Apprentice‘s two-hour average.

Celeb Apprentice, however, finished strong in the 10 o’clock hour, breaking a 3.0 rating. All told, the NBC series matched its week ago audience (8 million viewers) and rating.

Elsewhere on Sunday:

* Detroit 1-8-7‘s special Sunday season (series?) finale copped 4.7 million viewers and a 1.1 rating, dropping double digits from its last Tuesday outing.

* In its third week, ABC’s Secret Millionaire held onto 90 percent of its audience/demo rating, drawing 10.2 million viewers and a 2.4.

* NBC’s Next Great Restaurant continues to look less and less great, dropping to under 4 million total viewers and plunging 11 percent in the demo (1.3).

* ABC’s Shark Tank dove into its second season with 6.25 million total viewers — a series high, actually — and a 1.9 rating.

What was playing on your TV this Sunday?

Comments (16)

  • I do not understand why America complains abut of lack of quality TV and then ignores shows like Detroit and FNL. Instead, they sit on their sofas and watch Secret Millionaire, idiot Tank, etc., and complain.

    Comment by Tim – March 21, 2011 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve long believed that America just has absolutely no taste. Shows like Detroit 187, The Black Donnelly’s and Firefly can’t make it past the first season, while shows like Wipeout, Jersey Shore and Desperate Housewives of Timbuktu somehow manage to live longer than the Energizer Bunny. Sad really.

      Comment by Natalie – March 21, 2011 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You are so right!!!

        Comment by Trace – March 22, 2011 05:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AGREED!

      Comment by Jill – March 21, 2011 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen! This is a GREAT Show! I don’t get it. Reality TV? Barely watch it!

      Comment by Be – March 24, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s really frustrating that people are passing up Detroit 1-8-7. It reminds me a lot of NYPD Blue, and has some pretty stellar actors in it, working with a really good script.

    Sad to think it’ll probably be canceled.

    Comment by redreh – March 21, 2011 01:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAMN ABC for putting such a powerful and good episode that Detroit 1-8-7 aired this Sunday. These stupid network exes that decide to do crap like this instead of showing it in it’s usual time slot. This show and others like it, The Whole Truth and Chase never got a chance. To many disruptions, changing nights and pre-emotions. Just plain stupid!

    Comment by Thom – March 21, 2011 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I completely blame ABC. Why in the world would they stick the season (please, not the series) finale of Detroit 187 on Sunday? It’s never been on on Sundays. ABC tanked it on purpose. Idiots.

    Comment by Diana – March 21, 2011 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ABC was again treating this series poorly by airing the finale on a totally different night, especially knowing that CBS was most likely going to have NCAA “runover” with their lineup for the night. ABC has criminally neglected this series, hyping crap like DWTS that doesn’t NEED hyping, and barely promoting this fine series. To make matters worse, the new Governor here in Michigan wants to cut the incentives that brought the show here in the first place, and I think without the nice bargaining chip of the incentives on their side, I think this bubble has probably burst and this will not get a second season. I HOPE that I’m wrong.

      Comment by darclyte – March 21, 2011 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wow, I hope you are wrong too; the show got better and better as the season went on. With the constant disruptions and preemptions, ABC was the show’s worst enemy. Although it is counter-intuitive to say this, it ‘almost’ seems that Diana is right about ABC tanking this series. At the very least, they surely did the show no favors…

        Comment by Chas. – March 22, 2011 10:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If we can donate to the Japanese crisis (and I did), then we can continue this show. The city of Detroit needs the economic boost from the filming, and the acting is fantastic. If anyone connected with this site has any clout, get “them” to keep this show as a “donation” to a worthy national cause. It will pick up ratings, I guarantee, as it is so well done with the cast working together so expertly.

    Comment by prish – March 21, 2011 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • and I live in Oregon, btw

      Comment by prish – March 21, 2011 08:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will be brief, Detroit 187 was the best freshman drama of the season. It is a shame to all the people that know good t.v. when we see it and invest our time and thoughts into it, to have it ripped away from us time and time again. Btw reality TV and all the shows that derived from it need to fade away like disco did,maybe we can once again have some quality t.v. that we can discuss with our children. Sorry I tend to ramble. I can honestly say I have enjoyed watching the series with my teenage daughter and hope we can watch it again come the new fall season. Ok I will now get off my soapbox.

    Comment by Raul – March 22, 2011 04:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m a big fan of Detroit 187 series on “Abc” network. I can’t either or don’t understand why these networks have a really good program and can’t find a way to keep show afloat. We’re as viewers are losing out on really quality television. I just don’t understand this. Maybe this is a calling to cable networks to pick up shows like this that really good character driven story lines. Then just letting it go into the wasteland of lost and not understood shows of the past and the present.

    Comment by MEKISHA HALE – March 22, 2011 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wouldn’t it be nice if a cable network like TNT or even a movie network like Showtime picked the show up and continued it(like they did with Torchwood)? I’d love to see it on one of those channels. The show has great actors, great story lines and it, of all the crime solving/cop shows I’ve seen, seems the most realistic(those victim photos always give me chills). I’ll be devastated if this show doesn’t continue. There’s got to be something we all can do to save it! Maybe we could take a page from Roswell fans books and mail something…I don’t know what to ABC(Roswell fans sent the WB bottles of tabasco sauce). There’s got to be SOMETHING we can do!

    Comment by Natalie – March 24, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally agree with all above, I have sent an email to abc but doubt it will do any good, TNT please pick this up and run it after The Closer…JOY

    Comment by liz – March 29, 2011 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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