Ratings: Rob Lowe raises Brothers
November 27, 2006 7:21pm CST
Guest appearance by TV hunk helps ABC drama to higher ratings. Lowe on Brothers & Sisters. Brothers & Sisters benefited from an appearance by heartthrob and former West Wing-er Rob Lowe last night. According to Nielsen overnights, the show scored a 5.5 in adults 18 to 49, with 13.2 million viewers--its best showing since its premiere in September. ABC took the night in 18- to 49-year-olds, while CBS won in total viewers thanks to football. NBC's Sunday Night Football was down more than 20 percent from last week. At 8 p.m., ABC scored a 5.4 for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. NBC earned a 4.7 for football, and Fox saw a combined 4.2 for The Simpsons and American Dad. CBS nabbed a 4.1 for the last part of 60 Minutes and the first part of The Amazing Race. CW was fifth with a 1.7 for 7th Heaven. At 9 p.m., ABC rose to an 8.6 for Desperate Housewives. NBC scored a 5.0 for football, Fox earned a combined 3.9 for Family Guy and The War at Home, and CBS came in with a 3.8 for the last half of Amazing Race and the first half of Cold Case. The CW earned a 0.8 for an America's Next Top Model repeat. At 10, ABC took a 5.5 Brothers. NBC scored a 4.8 with football, and CBS earned a 4.3 for the last half-hour of Cold Case and the first half-hour of Without a Trace. Overall, ABC scored a 5.7 rating/14 share in 18 to 49s, with 15.3 million total average viewers; CBS, 4.6/11, 16.3 million; NBC, 4.5/11, 11.6 million; Fox, 3.4/8, 7.1 million; and The CW, 1.3/3, 3.4 million.