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American Idol, Two and a Half Men and Dancing lead final week of season

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May 27th, 2009

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Both airings of American Idol dominated all charts for the week ending 5/24.  With adults 18-49, Two and Half Men was third for the week (seventh overall) followed by the Dancing with the Stars finale.

Wednesday marked the last official day of the season and the drop off was swift for the remainder of a week that included a holiday weekend, with Univision's Mañana Es Para Siempre making the 18-49 top twenty with a 2.2 rating.  Starting next week, and continuing into September, I'd look for a lot more Univision shows and CBS repeats in the 18-49 top twenty.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows Among Adults 18-49 for the week ending May 24:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 10.0 13,178
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 8.6 11,317
3 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 5.3 7,002
4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 5.2 6,798
5 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.4 5,820
6 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 4.4 5,828
7 Glee PREVIEW TUE-5/19 9P(S) S FOX 3.9 5,199
8 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.8 5,051
9 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.7 4,891
10 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.7 4,913
11 Criminal Minds CBS 3.5 4,586
12 NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC-SAT 3(S) S ABC 3.5 4,580
13 NCIS CBS 3.4 4,519
14 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU P FOX 3.4 4,507
15 24 FOX 3.1 4,088
16 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 3.0 3,959
17 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT SP(S) S CBS 2.7 3,498
18 Law And Order:SVU NBC 2.5 3,333
19 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 2.5 3,267
20 MANANA PARA SIEMPRE TUE UNI 2.2 2,880

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Nielsen Top Twenty Shows Among ALL viewers for the week ending May 24:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 28,838 16.1 27
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 23,822 13.5 22
3 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 20,311 12.6 20
4 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 19,166 12.2 20
5 Mentalist, THE CBS 16,820 10.4 16
6 NCIS CBS 16,505 10.3 17
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 16,183 9.9 15
8 CSI: MIAMI CBS 14,197 8.9 15
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 13,986 8.7 14
10 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 12,871 7.9 12
11 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 11,209 7.3 12
12 CSI R CBS 9,881 6.5 11
13 24 FOX 9,645 5.7 9
14 Glee PREVIEW TUE-5/19 9P(S) S FOX 9,619 5.6 9
15 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU P FOX 8,846 5.3 9
16 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 8,733 5.4 9
17 NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC-SAT 3(S) S ABC 8,731 5.4 11
18 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 8,690 5.9 10
19 60 MINUTES R CBS 8,140 5.3 11
20 DANCING W/STARS SP-5/19(S) SR ABC 7,647 5.0 8

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Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

All numbers are Live + SD (live, plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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