TV Ratings Sunday: ‘Billboard Music Awards’ Rises, Leads ABC Win; ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad’ Finales Down vs. Last Season
On the final Sunday of the broadcast season, the 2011 Billboard Music Awards had a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, up 7% vs. the last telecast in 2006 to lead ABC to the ratings win. Earlier in the evening, America’s Funniest Home Videos season finale drew a 1.5 rating, down 17% from last week.
The season finale of Celebrity Apprentice was up 16% from last week to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, but that was down 15% vs. last spring to its lowest spring Apprentice finale ever. Earlier, Dateline NBC drew a 1.3 rating, up 30% vs. last week. At 8pm Minute To Win It’s 1.2 rating was up 33% vs. last week, and
In Fox’s season finales American Dad was down 11% vs. last week to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and well down from last year’s finale which aired at 9:30pm. The Simpsons drew a 2.5 rating even with last week and with last season’s finale. The Bob’s Burgers finale had a 2.1 rating which was down a tenth vs. last week, and Family Guy’s 3.0 rating was down 6% from last week, and 3% lower than last season’s finale.
On CBS, the Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost movie drew a typically anemic 1.3 adults 18-49 rating while piling up my age contemporaries in average viewership. At 7pm, 60 Minutes’s 1.5 rating was down 12% vs. last week, and the 8pm 60 Minutes Special Edition drew just a tenth more, with a 1.6 rating.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 22, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|ABC||AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS||1.4||5||5.877|
|FOX||THE SIMPSONS – R||1.1||4||2.660|
|ABC||AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS||1.6||5||6.419|
|8:00||ABC||THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS||2.5||8||7.495|
|CBS||60 MINUTES SPECIAL EDITION||1.6||5||10.763|
|NBC||MINUTE TO WIN IT||1.0||3||3.752|
|8:30||ABC||THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS||2.8||8||8.054|
|CBS||60 MINUTES SPECIAL EDITION||1.6||4||10.984|
|NBC||MINUTE TO WIN IT||1.4||4||4.562|
|9:00||ABC||THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS||3.6||9||9.415|
|CBS||JESSE STONE: INNOCENTS LOST||1.3||3||13.739|
|9:30||ABC||THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS||3.3||8||8.532|
|CBS||JESSE STONE: INNOCENTS LOST||1.3||3||13.757|
|ABC||THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS||2.8||7||7.194|
|CBS||JESSE STONE: INNOCENTS LOST||1.3||3||13.712|
|ABC||THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS||2.5||6||6.401|
|CBS||JESSE STONE: INNOCENTS LOST||1.2||3||13.766|
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