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TV Ratings Top 25: DWTS Again Tops With Viewers; Idol, Glee Still Tops With 18-49

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May 11th, 2010

Dancing with the Stars once again danced its way to the most-watched telecast of the week, though American Idol took the top two spots with adults 18-49, followed by Glee.   NCIS was again the week's most-watched scripted program, followed by The Mentalist.

Lost, now with less than a handful of episodes to go, was ABC's top scripted program with adults 18-49.

Weekly cable show ratings and overnight broadcast show ratings are also available.

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending May 9, 2010

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 6.5 8,517
2 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 6.2 8,159
3 Glee FOX 4.9 6,448
4 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 4.6 6,017
5 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 4.1 5,439
6 Dancing with the Stars ABC 4.1 5,375
7 LOST ABC 4.0 5,206
8 HOUSE FOX 3.9 5,135
9 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.9 5,126
10 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 3.8 5,041
11 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.8 4,993
12 Desperate Housewives ABC 3.8 4,967
13 BIG BANG THEORY, THE - SP(S) SR CBS 3.6 4,794
14 OFFICE NBC 3.5 4,608
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.3 4,341
16 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.3 4,315
17 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 3.2 4,254
18 NCIS CBS 3.1 4,132
19 CSI CBS 3.1 4,099
20 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.1 4,037
21 AMERICAN DAD FOX 3.0 3,914
22 Amazing Race 16 CBS 2.9 3,859
23 APPRENTICE 9 NBC 2.9 3,828
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 2.8 3,737
25 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 2.8 3,717

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending May 9, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 Dancing with the Stars ABC 19,641 12.5 20
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 19,580 11.3 18
3 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 17,498 10.1 16
4 NCIS CBS 15,098 9.5 15
5 Mentalist, THE CBS 14,845 9.4 17
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 14,336 9.0 14
7 CSI CBS 14,147 8.7 14
8 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 13,058 7.7 14
9 Good Wife, THE CBS 12,881 8.4 15
10 Criminal Minds CBS 12,394 7.7 12
11 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 12,043 7.8 13
12 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 11,625 7.0 11
13 Glee FOX 11,623 6.9 11
14 JESSE STONE: NO REMORSE S CBS 11,486 7.1 12
15 Desperate Housewives ABC 11,361 7.0 11
16 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 11,034 7.3 12
17 60 Minutes CBS 10,926 7.0 14
18 Castle ABC 10,686 6.9 12
19 Amazing Race 16 CBS 10,576 5.9 10
20 Big Bang Theory, THE - SP(S) SR CBS 10,305 6.4 10
21 CSI: NY CBS 10,299 6.6 12
22 HOUSE FOX 9,982 6.1 10
23 ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED ABC 9,644 6.2 10
24 CSI: MIAMI CBS 9,624 6.3 11
25 LOST ABC 9,590 5.7 9

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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