TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol Back On Top With Both Viewers and Adults 18-49

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American Idol was back on top both with adults 18-49 and total viewers.  The Big Bang Theory was the top scripted show with adults 18-49, and the most-watched scripted program overall was NCIS.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending May 16, 2010

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 6.8 8,925
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 6.6 8,676
3 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5.3 6,923
4 GLEE FOX 4.8 6,363
5 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.6 6,083
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.3 5,650
7 SURVIVOR:HEROES-VILL-FNL(S) S CBS 4.2 5,552
8 LOST ABC 4.1 5,361
9 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.1 5,345
10 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 4.1 5,331
11 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 4.0 5,212
12 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.9 5,130
13 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 3.9 5,127
14 NCIS CBS 3.9 5,090
15 HOUSE FOX 3.6 4,783
16 SURVIVOR:HEROES-VIL-RNION(S) S CBS 3.6 4,701
17 OFFICE NBC 3.4 4,485
18 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.4 4,471
19 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 3.4 4,468
20 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.4 4,409
21 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.3 4,367
22 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 3.2 4,224
23 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.2 4,207
24 MENTALIST, THE CBS 3.2 4,179
25 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 3.2 4,165

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending May 16, 2010:

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 19,569 11.2 18
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 19,167 10.7 17
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 19,156 12.3 19
4 NCIS CBS 17,226 10.5 16
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16,041 9.8 15
6 MENTALIST, THE CBS 14,838 9.3 16
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 13,860 8.5 13
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 13,733 8.2 13
9 SURVIVOR:HEROES-VILL-FNL(S) S CBS 13,456 7.2 12
10 CSI CBS 13,421 8.1 13
11 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 13,281 7.7 13
12 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 13,066 8.2 13
13 GOOD WIFE, THE CBS 12,851 8.3 14
14 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 12,747 7.9 13
15 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 12,515 8.1 13
16 GLEE FOX 11,569 6.8 10
17 CSI: NY CBS 11,363 7.4 13
18 60 MINUTES CBS 11,354 7.1 14
19 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 11,050 7.3 12
20 CSI: MIAMI CBS 11,009 7.1 12
21 CASTLE ABC 10,861 7.1 12
22 SURVIVOR:HEROES-VIL-RNION(S) S CBS 10,650 5.9 10
23 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10,335 6.2 10
24 LOST ABC 10,319 6.3 10
25 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 9,931 6.6 11

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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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