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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 19, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
9.1/15 15.619M 4.7/13
7.7/12 12.488M 2.8/8
5.0/8 7.544M 2.5/7

2.9/5 4.658M 2.4/7
2.1/3 3.867M 1.5/4
0.8/1 1.323M 0.5/1

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 9.1/15 HH rating/share, 15.619 million viewers and a 4.7/13 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

9.8/16 HH rating [#1]

16.278M viewers [#1]

4.8/14 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (12.2/21 HH rating/share, 21.19M viewers, 6.2/19 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (8:00-9:02):

Households – 12.6/21 to 12.2/21 (-3%)
Viewers – 22.45M to 21.19M (-6%/-1.26M)
Adults 18-49 – 6.5/20 to 6.2/19 (-5%)

Episode-to-episode numbers (Wed, 5/18/2011 – 8:00-10:00):

Households – 13.3/21 to 12.2/21 (-8%)
Viewers – 23.56M to 21.19M (-10%/-2.37M)
Adults 18-49 – 7.4/20 to 6.2/19 (-16%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The sixth season finale of Bones (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 10.05M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-4/9 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (9:02-10:01):

Households – 6.3/10 to 6.0/9 (-5%)
Viewers – 10.48M to 10.05M (-4%/-0.43M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.2/8 (nc)

Season finale comparison (5/20/2010 – 8:00-9:00 – season five finale):

Households – 5.8/10 to 6.0/9 (+3%)
Viewers – 9.35M to 10.05M (+8%/+0.70M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.8/10 to 3.2/8 (+14%)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.7/12 HH rating/share, 12.488 million viewers and a 2.8/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

7.4/12 HH rating [#2]

11.497M viewers [#2]

2.7/7 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fourth season finale of The Big Bang Theory (6.8/12 HH rating/share, 11.12M viewers, 3.5/12 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 6.5/11 to 6.8/12 (+5%)
Viewers – 10.78M to 11.12M (+3%/+0.34M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/11 to 3.5/12 (+3%)

Season finale comparison (Mon, 5/24/2010 – 9:30-10:00 – season three finale):

Households – 9.0/14 to 6.8/12 (-24%)
Viewers – 15.02M to 11.12M (-26%/-3.90M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.3/14 to 3.5/12 (-34%)

  • 8:30 p.m.: The fifth season finale of Rules of Engagement (5.4/9 HH rating/share, 8.80M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 5.0/8 to 5.4/9 (+8%)
Viewers – 8.16M to 8.80M (+8%/+0.64M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.5/7 (nc)

Season finale comparison (Mon, 5/24/2010 – 8:30-9:00 – season four finale):

Households – 4.9/8 to 5.4/9 (+10%)
Viewers – 8.10M to 8.80M (+9%/+0.70M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 2.5/7 (-22%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-hour third season finale of The Mentalist (8.5/14 HH rating/share, 13.76M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 8.7/14 to 8.5/14 (-2%)
Viewers – 14.07M to 13.76M (-2%/-0.31M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 2.7/7 (nc)

Season finale comparison (5/20/2010 – 10:00-11:00 – season two finale):

Households – 9.4/16 to 8.5/14 (-10%)
Viewers – 15.22M to 13.76M (-10%/-1.46M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 2.7/7 (-16%)

Last week’s numbers (9:00-10:00 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigationseason 11 finale):

Households – 7.2/11
Viewers – 11.77M
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.544 million viewers and a 2.5/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

5.0/8 HH rating [#3]

7.351M viewers [#3]

2.4/7 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The season four finale of Wipeout (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 5.59M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 3.2/5 to 3.2/5 (nc)
Viewers – 5.41M to 5.59M (+3%/+0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.7/5 (nc)

Season finale comparison (Tues, 9/14/2010 – 9:01-10:01 – season three finale):

Households – 3.3/5 to 3.2/5 (-3%)
Viewers – 6.06M to 5.59M (-8%/-0.47M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 1.7/5 (-35%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: The seventh season finale of Grey’s Anatomy (6.5/10 HH rating/share, 9.58M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 6.4/10 to 6.5/10 (+2%)
Viewers – 9.63M to 9.58M (-0%/-0.05M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.4/9 (+6%)

Season finale comparison (5/20/2010 – 9:00-11:00 – season six finale):

Households – 9.7/16 to 6.5/10 (-33%)
Viewers – 15.24M to 9.58M (-37%/-5.66M)
Adults 18-49 – 5.4/15 to 3.4/9 (-37%)

  • 10:00 (10:01) p.m.: The fourth season finale of Private Practice (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.47M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (10:01-11:00):

Households – 5.0/8 to 5.2/8 (+4%)
Viewers – 7.27M to 7.47M (+3%/+0.20M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6 to 2.5/7 (+9%)

Season finale comparison (5/13/2010 – 10:01-11:00 – season three finale):

Households – 6.3/11 to 5.2/8 (-18%)
Viewers – 9.30M to 7.47M (-20%/-1.83M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 2.5/7 (-22%)

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.658 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.5/4 HH rating [#t4]

3.863M viewers [#5]

1.9/5 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (2.83M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Community – season two finale):

Households – 2.1/4
Viewers – 3.32M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5

  • 8:30 p.m.: The Office-REPEAT (3.02M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The hour-long seventh season finale of The Office (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.07M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 3.8/6 to 4.3/7 (+13%)
Viewers – 6.45M to 7.07M (+10%/+0.62M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.8/10 (+15%)

Season finale comparison (5/20/2010 – 9:00-9:31 – season six finale):

Households – 4.0/7 to 4.3/7 (+8%)
Viewers – 6.64M to 7.07M (+7%/+0.43M)
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 3.8/10 (+12%)

  • 10:00 p.m.: Parks and Recreation (4.25M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 2.7/4
Viewers – 4.55M to 4.25M (-7%/-0.30M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.4/6 (nc)

  • 10:30 (10:29) p.m.: The season three finale of Parks and Recreation (3.72M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating/share).

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

Households – 2.2/3
Viewers – 3.54M to 3.72M (+5%/+0.18M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.0/5 (nc)

Season finale comparision (5/20/2010 – 8:30-9:00 – season two finale):

Households – 2.9/5
Viewers – 4.57M to 3.72M (-19%/-0.85M)
Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 2.0/5 (-9%)

Last week’s numbers (10:31-11:00 – Outsourcedseason one/series finale):

Households – 1.9/3
Viewers – 2.99M
Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

UNI finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.1/3 HH rating/share 3.867 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

2.0/3 HH rating [#5]

3.672M viewers [#5]

1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Teresa (1.4 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Triunfo del Amor (1.7 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Triunfo del Amor (1.5 A18-49 rating).

The CW followed in sixth place for the evening with a 0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.323 million viewers and a 0.5/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.6/2 HH rating [#6]

2.364M viewers [#6]

1.0/3 A18-49 rating [#6]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.29M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (The Vampire Diaries – season two finale):

Households – 1.8/3
Viewers – 2.86M
Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4

  • 9:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.35M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Nikitaseason one finale):

Households – 1.2/2
Viewers – 1.94M
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2

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Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on preliminary data. Comparisons 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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, May 26, 2011. 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 weeks 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.

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