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TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol, Big Bang Theory, Two And A Half Men Top 18-49 Ratings

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June 2nd, 2010


The two finale nights of American Idol ruled the top of the adults 18-49 and average viewership charts, for the week ending May 30th. Dancing with the Stars finale was a close third and fourth in viewership, but finished behind The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and Glee with the advertiser prized adults 18-49 ratings.  NCIS was last week's most watched scripted show with total viewers.

Last week was a straddle, with three nights in the "regular" broadcast primetime season, and four nights in the "summer" season. Note the three Univision shows in the adults 18-49 top 25, you'll be seeing plenty more in that list as the summer progresses.

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending May 30, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 8.2 10,818
2 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 6.7 8,856
3 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 5.3 7,026
4 Two and a Half Men CBS 5.0 6,566
5 Glee FOX 4.8 6,329
6 Dancing with the Stars ABC 4.0 5,271
7 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 3.9 5,132
8 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 3.9 5,095
9 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.5 4,567
10 NCIS CBS 3.3 4,393
11 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.3 4,288
12 Rules of Engagement CBS 3.2 4,255
13 Criminal Minds CBS 3.1 4,129
14 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU P FOX 3.0 3,986
15 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 2.8 3,725
16 24 FOX 2.8 3,665
17 CSI: NY CBS 2.7 3,563
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 2.7 3,499
19 PARENTHOOD NBC 2.6 3,484
20 HASTA DINERO SEPARE TUE UNI 2.2 2,932
21 HASTA DINERO SEPARE MON UNI 2.2 2,891
22 HASTA DINERO SEPARE THU UNI 2.1 2,751
23 Good Wife, THE CBS 2.0 2,610
24 FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP FOX 1.9 2,542
25 Law And Order NBC 1.9 2,532

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending May 30, 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 24,215 13.5 23
2 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 20,072 11.2 18
3 Dancing with the Stars ABC 19,362 12.6 21
4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 18,397 11.6 19
5 NCIS CBS 16,301 10.0 16
6 Two and a Half Men CBS 15,460 9.5 15
7 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 15,017 9.0 14
8 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 13,225 8.3 13
9 Criminal Minds CBS 12,973 8.2 13
10 CSI: MIAMI CBS 12,379 7.8 13
11 CSI: NY CBS 11,962 7.6 13
12 Glee FOX 11,366 6.6 10
13 Good Wife, THE CBS 10,603 7.0 12
14 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 9,961 5.8 9
15 Mentalist, THE R CBS 9,931 6.5 12
16 DANCING W/ THE STARS-5/25(S) SR ABC 9,400 6.2 10
17 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 9,083 6.1 10
18 24 FOX 8,940 5.2 8
19 CSI R CBS 8,352 5.4 9
20 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU P FOX 8,246 5.0 9
21 Rules of Engagement CBS 8,100 4.9 8
22 How I Met Your Mother CBS 8,055 4.9 8
23 Law And Order NBC 7,841 5.1 9
24 FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP FOX 6,547 4.0 9
25 60 Minutes PRESENTS CBS 6,135 4.1 10

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