TV Ratings Sunday: 'GCB' Finale and 'Once' Flat; 'Amazing Race' Finale and 'Desperate Housewives' Up; 'Harry's Law' Falls to Series Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.4/7||2.0/6||1.9/5||1.3/4||0.9/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.8/6||1.1/3||2.1/7||0.8/2||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||7.635||9.290||4.087||5.778||2.602|
ABC won the night with adults 18-49 and CBS led with total viewers. America’s Funniest Videos was up five-tenths to a 2.0 from last week’s 1.5 rating while Once Upon A Time was even with last week’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. Desperate Housewives was up three tenths to a 2.8 vs. last week’s a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. GCB‘s finale was even with last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.
On Fox, the 7:30pm Cleveland Show was down a tenth to a 1.4 vs. last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, The Simpsons was down two-tenths to a 2.1 vs. last week’s 2.3 and Bob’s Burgers was down a tenth to a 1.8 from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Family Guy earned a 2.7, down a tenth compared to the a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating it earned last week. American Dad returned this week after a month to earn a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating vs. the 2.0 its last original earned.
CBS’s two-hour Amazing Race finale drew a 2.6 compared with last week’s season low-matching a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, and was up in both ratings and viewership from last years’ finale. NYC 22 earned a 1.3, up a tenth compared to last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night, 60 Minutes earned a 1.6, up four tenths from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Harry’s Law hit a new series low, earning only a 0.7, down two-tenths from last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. From 9-11p Celebrity Apprentice was down a tenth, drawing only a 1.9 compared to last week’s a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 6, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|7:00PM||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||2.0||7||6.621|
|FOX||The Simpsons -R||1.1||4||2.659|
|7:30PM||FOX||The Cleveland Show||1.4||4||3.124|
|8:00PM||ABC||Once Upon A Time||3.0||8||8.935|
|CBS||Amazing Race (8-10PM)||2.6||7||9.390|
|NBC||The Celebrity Apprentice (9-11p)||1.9||5||6.163|
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