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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, May 11, 2008

Though it hurt Desperate Housewives, the season finale of Survivor wasn’t strong enough to reign as the night’s most-watched program as ABC took households and adults 18-49, while CBS stayed close and took viewers.   Continue reading for the night’s complete ratings, plus since two shows had their season finales last night (ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and CBS’s Survivor) I’ve added season ratings charts.  Check it all out after the jump.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.1/12 household rating/share, was second among viewers with 11.49 million and was first among adults 18-49 with a 4.0/11 with a rating/share among .

  • Last Week:
    • 7.4/13 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 11.56M Viewers [#1]
    • 4.2/12 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.4/9 HH rating/share, 7.78M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/8 to 4.4/9
      • Viewers – 7.28M to 7.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/8 to 2.4/8
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.8/12 HH rating/share, 11.93M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.0/12 to 6.8/12
      • Viewers – 11.57M to 11.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/12 to 4.0/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (9.7/15 HH rating/share, 15.24M viewers, 5.5/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.8/17 to 9.7/15
      • Viewers – 16.76M to 15.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.3/16 to 5.5/15
  • 10:00 (10:02) p.m.: The second season finale of Brothers & Sisters (7.4/13 HH rating/share, 11.02M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.3/12 to 7.4/13
      • Viewers – 10.46M to 11.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 4.0/10
    • Season finale comparison (5/20/2007):
    • Season two average (9/30/2007 to 5/11/2008–16 episodes):
      • Households – 7.7/13
      • Viewers – 11.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.9/12 household rating/share, but managed a first place finish among viewers with 11.76 million and was back to second among adults 18-49 with a 3.6/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week
    • 5.2/10 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 8.71M Viewers [#2]
    • 1.8/5 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (7.0/14 HH rating/share, 10.36M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.1/14 to 7.0/14
      • Viewers – 10.73M to 10.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6 to 1.9/6
  • 8:00 p.m.: The 16th season finale of Survivor (Micronesia) (7.2/12 HH rating/share, 12.92M viewers, 4.4/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Thursday 5/8/2008):
      • Households – 7.5/13 to 7.2/12
      • Viewers – 12.62M to 12.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/12 to 4.4/12
    • Season finale comparison (5/13/2007):
      • Households – 7.8/13 to 7.4/13
      • Viewers – 13.63M to 12.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/13 to 4.4/14
    • Season 16 average (2/7/2008 to 5/11/2008–13 episodes):
    • Last week’s numbers (Cold Case - season five finale):
      • Households – 7.3/12
      • Viewers – 11.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Survivor Reunion Special (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 10.84M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Year-to-year numbers (5/13/2007):
      • Households – 6.8/12 to 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 11.43M to 10.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 3.9/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Dexter-REPEAT)
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4

FOX finished in third place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating/share, 4.76 million viewers and a 2.3/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.3/6 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 5.26M Viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/8 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of King of the Hill (1.6/3 HH rating/share, 2.38M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:30 p.m.: A repeat of The Simpsons (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.71M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons (3.8/6 HH rating/share, 6.02M viewers, 2.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/7 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 6.28M to 6.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 2.9/9
  • 8:30 p.m.: King of the Hill (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 4.99M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 5.71M to 4.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Family Guy (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.81M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Family Guy – season six finale):
      • Households – 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 7.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10
  • 9:30 p.m.: American Dad (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.64M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 6.28M to 5.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.7/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.7/5 household rating/share, 3.97 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.1/5 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 4.59M Viewers [#4]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m: America’s Favorite Mom (3.3/6 HH rating/share, 5.13M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Dateline):
      • Households – 3.0/6
      • Viewers – 4.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4
  • 8:00 p.m.: Four back-to-back repeats of The Office (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.59M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Monk):
      • Households – 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3
    • Last week’s numbers (Psych):
      • Households – 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 3.73M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/2
  • 10:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 5.58M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW was left in fifth place with a 0.9/1 household rating/share, 1.19 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/1 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.19M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of America’s Next Top Model (0.8/2 HH rating/share, 985,000 viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.24M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.8/1 to 0.9/2
      • Viewers – 1.25M to 1.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.5/1
  • 8:30 p.m.: Aliens in America (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.12M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 0.8/1 to 0.7/1
      • Viewers – 1.02M to 1.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.4/1
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Game (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.55M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.0/2 to 1.1/2
      • Viewers – 1.45M to 1.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2 to 0.7/2
  • 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Girlfriends (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.25M viewers, 0.6/1 A18-49 rating/share).
GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonight’s episode of “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, May 18, 2008.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.

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