CBS’ success with time-period swaps continued on Sunday, as the transplanted ‘CSI: Miami‘ returned to an audience of 11.84 million total viewers. Though down slightly from its May finale, ‘Miami’s viewership was 22 percent greater than ‘Cold Case’ delivered in the Sunday-at-10 slot a year ago.
Already this fall, CBS has seen its relocation of both ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (now leading off Thursdays) and ‘CSI: NY’ (to Fridays at 9/8c) pay off, with both shows dominating their time slots.
Other Sunday ratings notes:
* NBC’s coverage of the Bears-Giants NFL game averaged 18.6 million viewers (up some 20 percent versus last week’s match-up) and ruled the demos.
* In its regular time slot premiere (Sundays at 9), CBS’ ‘Undercover Boss‘ (13.08 million viewers) improved on its week-ago audience, tying ‘Desperate Housewives‘ in viewers. ‘Housewives,’ up a tick from its own premiere (13.05 mil), delivered the best 18-to-49 demos for non-sports programming.
What are liking and loving on Sunday nights? Is ‘Housewives’ entering one of its stronger seasons? Do you have any new thoughts on ‘Undercover Boss’ and its revelations about corporate America?