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?