NBC's 'The Marriage Ref' is tied for the #1 Sunday


From 7-8 p.m. ET, “Dateline NBC” delivered a 0.6/3 in 18-49 and 3.3 million viewers overall.

From 8-10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 0.9/3 in 18-49 and 4.0 million viewers overall.  In the time period, “Talent” is #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

At 10 p.m. ET, “The Marriage Ref” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) is tied for the #1 rating of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox in adults 18-49.  For the 10 p.m. hour, “The Marriage Ref” ranked #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in all key demographics — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. 

In adults 18-49, the “Marriage Ref” margin of victory for the hour was 71 percent (1.2 vs. 0.7 for CBS’s second-place “CSI: Miami” encore).  “The Marriage Ref” built on the 8-10 p.m. rating for “America’s Got Talent” by 33 percent, up from the prior week’s gain versus lead-in of 6 percent.

In 10:30 lead-in to local news, “The Marriage Ref” delivered an 18 percent margin of victory in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (with a 1.3 rating vs. a 1.1 for CBS’s second-place “CSI: NY” encore).  In the 10:30 half-hour, “The Marriage Ref” was #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in all key demographics.

(source: NBC)