Ratings: Fox wins weekend with Fringe, AMW, Pro Bowl; SNL scores big
Jan 31 2011 11:58 am ET
Fox hit the weekend trifecta, winning all three nights of primetime. Fringe was the top show Friday, America's Most Wanted took Saturday, and the Pro Bowl easily won Sunday. A new Saturday Night Live also performed well.
'Fringe' held up well on its second Friday appearance, staying flat with a 1.9 despite a slightly lower 'Kitchen Nightmares' lead-in. The Fox programs won their respective hours with 'Fringe' taking top show honors. 'Dateline' won the late hour with a 1.9, beating out '20/20' which score a 1.7.
A rerun-packed Saturday allowed Fox to take the win again with 'Cops' and 'America's Most Wanted.' 'AMW' was the top show of primetime, averaging a 1.8. '48 Hours Mystery' ran a close second with 1.7, winning the late hour and gathering the most primetime viewers (7.63 million). As for 'Saturday Night Live', the Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj episode was the second-highest rated of the season, scoring a 3.2.
Sunday belonged to the '2011 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl.' Though not an overwhelming ratings winner, the game averaged a 4.4 and 12.355 million viewers. ABC took second thanks to a strong showing from 'America's Funniest Home Videos' and a two-hour 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.' CBS landed in third and NBC finished fourth.
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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