TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: ‘American Idol,’ ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Modern Family’ Top Season’s Final Week



Of course, the two finale episodes of American Idol topped the advertising coveted adults 18-49 ratings for the broadcast primetime season’s final week, but Dancing with the Stars placed #2 and #3 for average viewership.  NBC newcomer The Voice dropped to  seventh with adults 18-49 trailing both American Idol telecasts, Dancing With The Stars, Glee and Modern Family.

Glee was the week’s top scripted show in adults 18-49, beating out Modern Family and HouseGlee was also the week’s top scripted show with total viewers.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending May 29, 2011:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 9.2 12,142
2 AMERICAN IDOL TUE SP-5/24(S) S FOX 6.4 8,351
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.7 6,189
4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 4.6 6,043
5 GLEE FOX 4.6 5,988
6 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.2 5,492
7 VOICE NBC 3.8 4,970
8 HOUSE FOX 3.4 4,440
9 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU P FOX 3.3 4,402
10 BIGGEST LOSER 11 NBC 3.1 4,114
11 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 2.8 3,673
12 FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP FOX 2.5 3,249
13 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 2.2 2,902
14 MIDDLE, THE ABC 2.2 2,869
15 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 2.2 2,830
16 DANCING W/STARS-TUE 8PM R ABC 2.1 2,714
17 CHICAGO CODE FOX 2.0 2,586
18 COUGAR TOWN ABC 2.0 2,566
19 CLASH OF THE COMMERCIALS(S) S CBS 1.9 2,516
20 TRIUNFO DEL AMOR MON UNI 1.9 2,511
21 MIKE & MOLLY R CBS 1.9 2,494
22 TRIUNFO DEL AMOR THU UNI 1.9 2,484
23 MODERN FAMILY SP-5/25(S) SR ABC 1.9 2,470
24 TRIUNFO DEL AMOR WED UNI 1.9 2,459
25 TERESA TUE UNI 1.8 2,424


Primetime Broadcast Network Total viewing (all ages) for the week ending  May 29, 2011:

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 29,288 15.6 25
2 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 22,856 14.2 23
3 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 21,424 13.3 20
4 AMERICAN IDOL TUE SP-5/24(S) S FOX 20,569 11.4 18
5 GLEE FOX 11,803 6.8 10
6 DANCING W/STARS-TUE 8PM R ABC 10,364 6.8 11
7 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10,312 6.1 10
8 NCIS R CBS 9,830 6.4 10
9 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU P FOX 9,455 5.2 9
10 MENTALIST, THE R CBS 9,264 5.8 10
11 HOUSE FOX 9,113 5.5 9
12 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 9,015 6.0 9
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES R CBS 8,667 5.5 8
14 VOICE NBC 8,488 4.9 8
15 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 8,277 5.1 9
16 BIGGEST LOSER 11 NBC 8,197 4.9 8
17 FOX NASCAR SPRINT CUP FOX 8,132 4.5 9
18 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 8,033 5.1 8
19 NCIS 10PM-SPECIAL(S) SR CBS 7,913 5.0 8
20 CSI R CBS 7,737 4.9 8
21 MIDDLE, THE ABC 7,329 4.4 7
22 MIKE & MOLLY R CBS 7,269 4.6 7
23 CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT CBS 7,254 4.8 8
24 CHICAGO CODE FOX 7,105 4.3 7
25 CLASH OF THE COMMERCIALS(S) S CBS 6,843 4.2 7

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

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