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TV Ratings Top 25: Dancing Tops Idol With Viewers Again, Lost Finale Wins With Adults 18-49

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May 25th, 2010

Though American Idol still ruled at the top of the adults 18-49 charts, for the week ending May 23rd, Dancing with the Stars again  narrowly edged Idol in total viewers.  The series finale of Lost topped the season finale of Grey's Anatomy and was last week's most-watched scripted program with the ad-centric 18-49 demographic.  NCIS was last week's most watched scripted show with total viewers.


Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending May 23, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 6.7 8,800
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 6.1 8,018
3 LOST: THE END(S) FINALE S ABC 5.8 7,668
4 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5.5 7,252
5 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 5.4 7,143
6 Glee FOX 4.8 6,293
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.4 5,844
8 LOST - REGULAR TUESDAY Ep ABC 4.3 5,653
9 HOUSE FOX 4.3 5,636
10 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.2 5,592
11 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.1 5,349
12 LOST: THE FINAL JOURNEY(S) PRE-FINALE SPECIAL S ABC 4.1 5,331
13 OFFICE NBC 3.4 4,514
14 APPRENTICE 9 NBC 3.4 4,485
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.3 4,387
16 CSI CBS 3.3 4,306
17 NCIS CBS 3.3 4,299
18 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.2 4,208
19 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.1 4,140
20 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 3.1 4,122
21 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.1 4,096
22 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.1 4,094
23 24 FOX 2.9 3,881
24 CSI: MIAMI CBS 2.9 3,854
25 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 2.9 3,831

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending May 23, 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 19,044 12.1 19
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 19,003 11.1 18
3 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 18,684 10.5 17
4 NCIS CBS 15,964 9.9 16
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15,316 9.5 15
6 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 15,244 9.7 16
7 Mentalist, THE CBS 15,221 9.4 16
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 15,020 8.9 14
9 CSI CBS 14,345 8.6 14
10 LOST: THE END(S) FINALE S ABC 13,567 7.5 13
11 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 13,279 8.1 13
12 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 13,254 8.4 14
13 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13,188 8.6 14
14 Good Wife, THE CBS 12,038 7.9 14
15 Glee FOX 11,466 6.8 11
16 CSI: NY CBS 11,300 7.3 13
17 HOUSE FOX 11,064 6.5 11
18 CSI: MIAMI CBS 10,524 6.7 12
19 LOST - REGULAR TUESDAY EP ABC 10,467 6.1 10
20 BROOKS & DUNN: LAST RODEO(S) S CBS 10,151 6.3 10
21 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10,136 6.2 10
22 Castle ABC 10,074 6.5 11
23 LOST: THE FINAL JOURNEY(S) S ABC 9,926 5.5 10
24 60 Minutes CBS 9,567 6.2 12
25 APPRENTICE 9 NBC 9,453 5.8 9

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

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

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 19,044 12.1 19
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 19,003 11.1 18
3 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 18,684 10.5 17
4 NCIS CBS 15,964 9.9 16
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15,316 9.5 15
6 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 15,244 9.7 16
7 Mentalist, THE CBS 15,221 9.4 16
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 15,020 8.9 14
9 CSI CBS 14,345 8.6 14
10 LOST: THE END(S) S ABC 13,567 7.5 13
11 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 13,279 8.1 13
12 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 13,254 8.4 14
13 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13,188 8.6 14
14 Good Wife, THE CBS 12,038 7.9 14
15 Glee FOX 11,466 6.8 11
16 CSI: NY CBS 11,300 7.3 13
17 HOUSE FOX 11,064 6.5 11
18 CSI: MIAMI CBS 10,524 6.7 12
19 LOST ABC 10,467 6.1 10
20 BROOKS & DUNN: LAST RODEO(S) S CBS 10,151 6.3 10
21 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10,136 6.2 10
22 Castle ABC 10,074 6.5 11
23 LOST: THE FINAL JOURNEY(S) S ABC 9,926 5.5 10
24 60 Minutes CBS 9,567 6.2 12
25 APPRENTICE 9 NBC 9,453 5.8 9
 
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