Ratings: Miami Is Hot, Detroit... Not

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?

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16 Comments
  1. Tim says:

    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.

  2. redreh says:

    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.

  3. Thom says:

    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!

  4. Diana says:

    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.

    • darclyte says:

      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.

      • Chas. says:

        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…

  5. prish says:

    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.

  6. Raul says:

    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.

  7. MEKISHA HALE says:

    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.

  8. Natalie says:

    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!

  9. liz says:

    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

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