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BEYOND THE NUMBERS
THE NEWS BEHIND THE RATINGS
CBS’ Late Show With Stephen Colbert premiered Tuesday with
6.6 MILLION viewers, but by Friday had dipped to 3.5 MILLION. With a four-day average of 4.5 million, it narrowly edged NBC’s Tonight Show
With Jimmy Fallon, but its top-rated status will be short-lived.
CBS’ Under the Dome ended its run with 4.2 MILLION same-day viewers Thursday; NBC’s just-renewed Car
michael Show claimed 4.6 MILLION
HERE SHE IS
ABC’s Miss America Pageant
7.1 MILLION viewers Sunday, dead even with last year’s but a distant finisher to NBC’s Sunday Night Football
(26.8 MILLION), which slightly trailed Thursday’s season kickoff (27.4 MILLION).