Sunday Final Ratings: 'Simpsons', 'Amazing Race' Finale, 'Harry's Law' Adjusted Up; 'Desperate Housewives', 'NYC 22' Adjusted Down

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May 8th, 2012


The Simpsons, Amazing Race, and Harry's Law were each adjusted up a tenth of an adults 18-49 rating versus the preliminary Sunday broadcast ratings. Desperate Housewives & NYC 22 were each adjusted down a tenth of a ratings point with adults 18-49.

Sunday's Final Broadcast Ratings for March 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 6.570
CBS 60 Minutes 1.6 5 11.730
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.1 4 2.260
NBC Dateline NBC 0.7 2 3.170
7:30PM FOX The Cleveland Show 1.4 4 3.110
8:00PM ABC Once Upon A Time 3.0 8 8.950
CBS Amazing Race (8-10PM) 2.7 7 9.400
FOX The Simpsons 2.2 6 4.840
NBC Harry's Law 0.8 2 7.680
8:30PM FOX Bob's Burgers 1.8 5 3.720
9:00PM ABC Desperate Housewives 2.7 7 9.220
FOX Family Guy 2.7 7 5.640
NBC The Celebrity Apprentice (9-11p) 1.9 5 6.230
9:30PM FOX American Dad 2.3 6 4.820
10:00PM ABC GCB 1.8 5 5.560
CBS NYC 22 1.2 3 6.870

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • rob60990

    DH adjusted down? Well there’s a first for everything I suppose.

  • John A

    Oh come on not fair DH adjust down so close to the finale. Dont think ive seen it adjust down before.

  • One

    So it’s actually a 1.325 for NYC 22’s four eps.

  • Tim

    With a 0.8 Harry’s law has to be done.

  • MoHasanie

    Wow, too bad DH was adjusted down :( . That should be the first time for that to happen. I remember the same thing happened last year, when Wipeout was adjusted up and Grey’s adjusted down.

  • Dillan

    Really ABC give GCB a chance and renew it.

  • Ultima

    So it’s actually a 1.325 for NYC 22?s four eps.


    Math is hard.

  • Petar

    Cause season is almost over its interesting to see this season compare to last season in each network primetime. Can TV by the numbers make this network rating-compare i mean primetime last season vs this season for each network.
    I think nbc will be up with best % up, cbs next in up, abc may be steady fox may be steady and cw will be 10-15% down.

  • LOL

    Woow, I am a little amazed that the final episodes of DH is not higher, hell it tied with Family freaking Guy. Speaking of Family Guy, loved the show, but it needs a ending, they are trying way to hard to make this show funny any more.

    NYC 22 and HL (seriously fans give it up) history, and GCB is very iffy at this point.

  • s0303

    nyc 22 is really making csi miami look good…

  • Ultima

    Can TV by the numbers make this network rating-compare i mean primetime last season vs this season for each network.

    “Network vs. Network” -> “Network S-T-D”

    They have the year-to-year comparisons along with the season-to-date averages for the networks every Tuesday.

    As of last week it was NBC +8%, CBS +3%, ABC even, FOX -8%, CW -15%.

  • CrimTV

    dayum DH, every time we have good news, it has to be ruined. This Sunday it’s not about the ratings (great ratings would be lovely) but it’s about waving farewell to one of the best shows on television right now

  • Dillan


    I think it was more of ABC’s terrible scheduling and constant repeats as lead in’s that hurt the show’s ratings.

  • Jark


    If anything the free publicity GCB received from the Christian crowd gave it a leg up in the ratings! How many other shows increase their demo in the second week? Very few. I love GCB but it had more than its ‘fair chance’.

  • Jark

    ^Should’ve said @Dillan, sorry!

  • Mi

    @MoHasanie guess DH was adjusted down after all ;)

  • Petar

    thanks. With super bowl&the voice really up for NBC. But no super bowl anymore. What you think how much from this +8% is cause super bowl@

  • Gary A

    Just a thought:

    The bad numbers for NYC:22 could be due to the fact that it is perceived as a show that arrived DOA. If the network has little or no faith in it and it’s more likely to be canceled than renewed why should the viewers invest their time in it?

  • danny94

    Still good for housewives, plus it stayed above nine million and i know total viewers dont mean anything,but its nice to see the show can still pull above nine million, hopefully double figeres for the finale

  • MoHasanie


    Yeah surprisingly you were right! I was expecting GCB to go down…

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