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Ratings: 'Undercover Boss' still strong, 'Jamie Oliver' preview light on viewers

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CBS easily won Sunday night’s ratings battle, nearly doubling the overall average of its closest competition with 13.2 million viewers (to ABC’s 7.2 million), according to early Nielsen estimates. The victory was thanks to old faithful 60 Minutes, a strong showing for The Amazing Race (up 2.7 million over last week), new hit Undercover Boss, and a reinvigorated Cold Case (up 2.4 million). NBC’s recent game-show addition, Minute to Win It, remained far behind its 8 p.m. competition, while the network’s Celebrity Apprentice slid 1.4 million viewers since last week. ABC lost the 10 p.m. hour with its preview of healthy-eating reality show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which lagged 2.5 million viewers behind last week’s Brothers & Sisters in the same time slot.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
7 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS)

Thin Ice (ABC)

Dateline (NBC)

‘Til Death (Fox)

13.8

4.3

3.5

2.5

7:30 p.m. ‘Til Death (Fox) 3.3
8 p.m. The Amazing Race XVI (CBS)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)

The Simpsons (Fox)

Minute to Win It (NBC)

12.9

7.4

5.7

5.2

8:30 p.m. The Cleveland Show (Fox) 5.0
9 p.m. Undercover Boss (CBS)

Desperate Housewives (ABC)

Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

Family Guy (Fox)

12.5

10.8

6.9

6.7

9:30 p.m. Sons of Tucson (Fox) 3.9
10 p.m. Cold Case (CBS)

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC)

13.6

6.2

Source: Nielsen

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