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CBS is up! What about everyone else?

As reported in Broadcasting and Cable, according to Nielson, ABC network has dropped to fourth place Sunday night in TV network ratings with an overall 2.3rating/6 share, in the 18-49 demo.  ABC’s TV show ‘Pan Am’ slipped a whopping 19% by its second week on air to a 2.5.  Desperate Housewives also dropped 6% to a 2.9 and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition dropped 9% to a 2.1.  ABC is not looking too hot this week.

CBS on the other hand is experiencing a general climb in ratings- netting n overall 3.1/8.  The Amazing Racing grew 10% to a 3.3 and The Good Wife increased by 9% to a 2.4.  60 minutes drew to a 4.5, especially since it was Andy Rooney’s final show after 30 years. 

Like ABC’s TV shows, Fox’s Animation Domination has encountered negative ratings.  Family Guy fell 15% to a 3.5, The Simpsons fell 21% to a 3.0 and The Cleveland Show slipped 16% to a 2.6.  Their overall network earnings were 2.7/7.

And finally, although NBC may be in third place after ABC’s slip, it still is not increasing in rankings as one may think.  Sunday night premiered the New York Jets-Baltimore Ravens matchup, earning a 5.9/15.  Football Night in America decreased by 17% to a 4.9, while Sunday Night Football increased to a 7.3- up a tenth from last week’s 

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