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Finales Boost ABC, Fox Wins Demos, CBS Tops Viewers

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May 19th, 2009

In the second to last week of the 2008-9 broadcast season, ABC was boosted into second place for average viewers by its big drama season finales. ABC also moved into second place in adults 18-49, just ahead of CBS for the week. Fox will certainly be back in second place for viewership next week with the American Idol wrap up episodes.

For the week of May 11-17, Fox continued to win the age demos, but by narrower margins than recent weeks, and CBS topped average viewers.

Univision again topped NBC in adults 18-34, a fairly frequent event this spring.

Tiny Network Smackdown Update! The CW was the victor across the board last week in its tussle with MyNetworkTV.

You can see past week's broadcast network primetime weekly ratings results here.
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