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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, May 16, 2010

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
6.8/12 11.06M 1.8/5

5.2/9 8.65M 2.6/8

3.5/6 5.84M 2.1/6

2.8/5 4.74M 2.3/7

Click over the jump to check out the rest of the night’s complete ratings and breakdown’s.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 6.9/12 HH rating/share, 12.23 million viewers and a 3.4/10 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week

6.8/12 HH Rating/Share [#1]
11.06M Viewers [#1]
1.8/5 A18-49 Rating [#4]

  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (7.0/13 HH rating/share, 11.12M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 7.0/14 to 6.9/14 (-1%)
Viewers – 10.93M to 10.85M (-1%/-0.08M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/6 to 1.6/6 (+7%)

  • 8:00 p.m.: The 20th season/cycle finale of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (7.2/12 HH rating/share, 13.32M viewers, 4.2/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/17/2009 – 19th season/cycle finale):

Households – 7.0/11 to 7.2/12 (+3%)
Viewers – 12.94M to 13.32M (+3%/+0.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11 to 4.2/12 (n/c)

Season finale comparison (12/20/2009 – 20th season/cycle reunion – 8:00-10:09):

Households – 7.6/12 to 7.2/12 (-5%)
Viewers – 13.96M to 13.32M (-5%/-0.64M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.4/11 to 4.2/12 (-5%)

Last week’s numbers (The Amazing Race – 8:00-9:00):

Households – 5.9/10
Viewers – 10.58M
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/9

Last week’s numbers (Jesse Stone: No Remorse – 9:00-11:00):

Households – 7.1/12
Viewers – 11.49M
Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4

  • 10:00 p.m.: Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains – Reunion Special (6.2/11 HH rating/share, 11.16M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/17/2009 – 19th season/cycle reunion):

Households – 6.4/11 to 6.2/11 (-3%)
Viewers – 11.59M to 11.16M (-4%/-0.43M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10 to 3.7/9 (-10%)

Season finale comparison (12/20/2009 – 20th season/cycle reunion – 10:09-11:00):

Households – 6.4/11 to 6.2/11 (-3%)
Viewers – 11.68M to 11.16M (-5%/-0.52M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.7/9 (-3%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.2/11 HH rating/share, 9.89 million viewers and a 2.9/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.2/9 HH Rating/Share [#2]
8.65M Viewers [#2]
2.6/8 A18-49 Rating [#1]

  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.23M viewers, 2.0/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.1/8 to 4.2/8 (+2%)
Viewers – 7.49M to 7.23M (-3.5%/-0.26M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/8 to 2.0/7 (n/c)

  • 8:00 p.m.: The seventh season finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.71M viewers, 2.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/17/2009):

Households – 5.6/9 to 6.0/10 (+7%)
Viewers – 9.27M to 9.71M (+5%/+0.44M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 2.9/9 (-6.5%)

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.5/8 to 6.0/10 (+33%)
Viewers – 7.65M to 9.71M (+27%/+2.06M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 2.9/9 (+32%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The sixth season finale of Desperate Housewives (7.8/12 HH rating/share, 12.62M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/17/2009 – 9:00-11:00):

Households – 8.7/14 to 7.8/12 (-10%)
Viewers – 13.96M to 12.62M (-10%/-1.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 4.7/12 to 3.9/10 (-17%)

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-10:01):

Households – 7.0/11 to 7.8/12 (+11%)
Viewers – 11.36M to 12.62M (+11%/+1.26M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.9/10 (+3%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The fourth season finale of Brothers & Sisters (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 9.99M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/10/2009):

Households – 6.0/10 to 6.6/11 (+10%)
Viewers – 8.75M to 9.99M (+14%/+1.24M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.9/8 (-3%)

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.4/9 to 6.6/11 (+22%)
Viewers – 8.18M to 9.99M (+22%/+1.81M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.9/8 (+16%)

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.7/6 HH rating/share and 5.71 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.5/6 HH Rating/Share [#3]
5.84M Viewers [#3]
2.1/6 A18-49 Rating [#3]

  • 7:00 p.m: The 59th Annual Miss USA Pageant (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 5.27M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Year-to-year numbers (4/19/2009):

Households – 3.2/5 to 3.4/6 (+6%)
Viewers – 5.00M to 5.27M (+5%/+0.27M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.4/4 (n/c)

Last week’s numbers (Dateline NBC – 7:06-8:00):

Households – 2.3/5
Viewers – 3.52M
Adults 18-49 – 0.9/4

Last week’s numbers (Minute to Win It – 8:00-9:00):

Households – 3.0/5
Viewers – 5.21M
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5

  • 9:00 p.m: The Celebrity Apprentice (4.0/6 HH rating/share, 6.15M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.5/8 to 4.0/6 (-11%)
Viewers – 7.41M to 6.15M (-17%/-1.26M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 2.3/6 (-21%)

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.0/5 HH rating/share and 5.16 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.4/7 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.8/5 HH Rating/Share [#4]
4.74M Viewers [#4]
2.3/7 A18-49 Rating [#2]

  • 7:00 p.m.: ‘Til Death (1.5/3 HH rating/share, 2.38M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:00-7:29):

Households – 1.1/2 to 1.5/3 (+36%)
Viewers – 1.81M to 2.38M (+31.5%/+0.57M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3 to 0.9/3 (+29%)

  • 7:30 (7:29) p.m.: The Simpsons-REPEAT (1.9/4 HH rating/share, 3.13M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 (7:59) p.m.: The Simpsons (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 6.26M viewers, 2.9/9 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (7:59-8:31):

Households – 3.3/6 to 3.5/6 (+6%)
Viewers – 5.67M to 6.26M (+10%/+0.59M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/9 to 2.9/9 (+7%)

  • 8:30 (8:31) p.m.: The Cleveland Show (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.78M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:31-9:00):

Households – 3.1/5 to 3.3/5 (+6.5%)
Viewers – 5.30M to 5.78M (+9%/+0.48M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.7/8 (+4%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Family Guy (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.59M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:00-9:31):

Households – 4.2/7 to 4.4/7 (+5%)
Viewers – 7.21M to 7.59M (+5%/+0.38M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.8/10 (n/c)

  • 9:30 (9:31) p.m.: American Dad (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.82M viewers, 2.8/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Season finale comparison (5/17/2009 – 9:31-10:00):

Households – 3.4/5 to 3.4/5 (n/c)
Viewers – 5.64M to 5.82M (+3%/+0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.8/7 (n/c)

Week-to-week numbers (9:31-10:00):

Households – 3.4/5 to 3.4/5 (n/c)
Viewers – 5.84M to 5.82M (-0%/-0.02M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.8/7 (-7%)

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on preliminary 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 preliminary data. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final numbers for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final numbers for tonight’s episode of “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, May 23 2010. Also keep in mind that because these are preliminary numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

And lastly, there may be some errors in the data due to rounding/human error. I’ll do my best to limit those mistakes and correct them in time for the next week’s report.

Source: The Nielsen Company | Ratings information on this page consists of Preliminary and/or Final National numbers which include both Live viewing and DVR playback for the Same Day (defined as Live + Same Day or 3am-3am viewing). | Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.