Ratings: Secret Millionaire, Next Great Restaurant See Declines in Week 3
CBS' Amazing Race outpaced ABC's Secret Millionaire, which has seen its audience shrink since its debut two weeks ago.
While Race attracted 10.6 million viewers, Millionaire lured nearly 10.2 million at 8/7c Sunday, down from last week's 11.3 million and the 12.6 million who tuned in for its premiere. Its rating among 18-to-49-year-olds fell again as well, this time 14 percent to 2.4 from 2.7. Race got 2.5.
At the same time, the Week 3 audience for NBC's America's Next Great Restaurant also decreased — 3.9 million people vs. last week's 4.2 million, which in turn was down from its inauspicious debut of fewer than 4.6 million. A rerun of Fox's The Simpsons and fresh Bob's Burgers attracted 4.7 million and 4.4 million, respectively.
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At 9/8c, Undercover Boss took the hour with nearly 10.9 million viewers on CBS, according to preliminary Nielsen figures. Donald Trump's two-hour Celebrity Apprentice bucked the trend of three-week declines, averaging 8 million (about the same as last week after getting about 7.9 million for the season premiere). The return of yet another business-reality series, Shark Tank on ABC, piqued the interest of 6.2 million watchers, while first-run episodes of Fox's Family Guy and Cleveland Show drew 6.6 million and 5.5 million, respectively.
Sunday's prime time kicked off at 7/6c with 60 Minutes pulling in nearly 10.3 million viewers, beating ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos (6.8 million), Dateline NBC (5.3 million), and reruns of The Simpsons (2.4 million) and American Dad (2.9 million).
In prime time's final hour, CSI: Miami's audience totaled 10.6 million on CBS against 4.7 million for a special Sunday airing — and season finale — of ABC's Detroit 1-8-7 and the second half of Celebrity Apprentice.