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Fast National ratings for Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006

As is usually the case, ABC's "Desperate Housewives" led the network to a ratings win Sunday. Unlike most other weeks, though, it got some help from "Boston Legal."

ABC averaged a 9.3 rating/14 share for the night, topping CBS' 8.1/12. NBC, 7.5/11, edged FOX, 7.2/11, for third (numbers for both networks may change some due to live sports coverage). The CW trailed with a 2.2/3.

Among adults 18-49, ABC's 5.4 rating was tops, with FOX taking second in the demographic at 4.9. NBC came in third with a 4.4, followed by CBS, 2.8, and The CW, 1.3.

FOX led at 7 p.m. as late-ending NFL games and the post-game show "The OT" averaged 10.2/16. CBS' "60 Minutes" finished second at 8.6/13. "America's Funniest Home Videos," 6.4/10, put ABC in third, ahead of "Football Night in America" on NBC. The CW aired a "Reba" repeat, 1.8/3, followed by a new episode, 2.4/4.

"Sunday Night Football" on NBC won the 8 p.m. hour with an 8.7/13, beating out ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 8.5/13, for the top spot (ABC had more viewers). "The Amazing Race" was third for CBS. "The Simpsons," 6.7/10, and "American Dad," 5.6/8, came in fourth for FOX, while "7th Heaven" posted a 2.8/4 for The CW.

ABC grabbed the lead at 9 o'clock thanks to "Desperate Housewives," the night's top-rated show at 13.5/20. NBC's football coverage delivered a 9.1/13 for the hour. The CBS movie "Candles on Bay Street" took third with an 8.3/12, ahead of "Family Guy," 5.8/8, and "The War at Home," 4.4/6, on FOX. The CW went with an "America's Next Top Model" rerun.

At 10 p.m., a special showing of "Boston Legal" tied CBS' movie for the lead at 8.8/14. "Sunday Night Football" dipped to 7.8/13 on NBC.

On Saturday, ABC's college football (USC vs. Notre Dame) dominated the night with an 8.0/14. CBS came in second with a 5.3/9, followed by NBC, 4.3/8, and FOX, 4.0/7.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts.
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