TV Ratings Sunday: ‘Survivor’ Finale Trumps ‘Desperate Housewives’ Finale, Trump and Everything Else
CBS won the night with both adults 18-49 and total viewers with three hours of Survivor related programming, including the reunion show at 10pm. The two hour Survivor season finale scored a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p, and the reunion show at 10p averaged a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating.
The two hour finale of Desperate Housewives was up fractionally over last week, rising a tenth to a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating (though the 9-10p hour averaged the same 2.9 as last week, it rose to a 3.1).
Over on Fox, American Dad was up a tenth versus last week to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and Bob’s Burgers was up 10% to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. The season finale of the Cleveland Show was up 0.1 to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Both The Simpsons and Family Guy were flat versus last week.
With a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating from 9-11p, Celebrity Apprentice was flat versus last week.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 15, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.8/6||7.24|
|FOX||The Simpsons (R)||1.3/4||3.17|
|8:00||CBS||Survivor (Season Finale)||3.8/10||12.88|
|ABC||Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||2.1/6||8.54|
|NBC||Minute to Win It||0.9/2||3.47|
|9:00||CBS||Survivor (Season Finale)||4.1/10||13.34|
|ABC||Desperate Housewives (Season Finale)||2.9/7||9.72|
|9:30||FOX||Cleveland Show (Season Finale)||2.3/5||4.93|
|10:00||CBS||Survivor: Redemption Island Reunion||3.5/8||11.28|
|ABC||Desperate Housewives (Season Finale)||3.1/8||10.27|
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