Jaycee Dugard ‘Primetime’ Interview Tops TV Ratings

by | July 12, 2011 at 9:33 AM | TV News

Jaycee Dugard (ABC)

Jaycee Dugard (ABC)

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – Diane Sawyer’s interview with kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard on ABC’s “Primetime” received Sunday night’s biggest ratings, while NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” plummeted to a new low, according to preliminary numbers.

“Primetime” at 9 p.m. received a 3.7 rating/10 share in the adults 18-49 audience group and 14.7 million total viewers. The remainder of ABC’s primetime roster consisted of repeats.

NBC’s night was made up of repeats with the exception of the Seinfeld-produced “Ref” at 10 p.m., which tumbled 33 percent from last week to become the show’s lowest rated original episode ever, receiving a 0.8 rating/2 share in the key 18-49 demographic group and 2 million total viewers.

CBS’ sole original programing of the evening was the “Big Brother” premiere in its regular time period (following Thursday’s season premiere) at 8 p.m., which was up 4 percent over last season’s time-period premiere with a 2.5 rating/8 share in the key demographic group of 18- to 49-year-olds and 7.1 million total viewers.

Fox ran repeats throughout the evening.

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