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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol', 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'NCIS' Top Week 33 Viewing

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May 8th, 2012

 

 

American Idol and The Big Bang Theory tied as the highest rated program with adults 18-49 for the week ending May 6. 

NCIS was the most-watched program of the week among total viewers.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending May 6, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 4.7 6060
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 4.7 6023
3 Modern Family ABC 4.1 5211
4 American Idol-THURSDAY FOX 4.0 5130
5 Two and a Half Men CBS 3.8 4810
6 2 Broke Girls CBS 3.6 4581
7 VOICE NBC 3.5 4503
8 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.3 4264
9 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.3 4225
10 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.2 4111
11 VOICE:RESULTS SHOW NBC 3.1 4021
12 NCIS CBS 3.1 3919
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.0 3900
14 Once Upon A Time ABC 3.0 3865
15 Criminal Minds CBS 3.0 3837
16 Dancing with the Stars ABC 2.8 3525
17 Desperate Housewives ABC 2.7 3507
18 Family Guy FOX 2.7 3507
19 Rules of Engagement CBS 2.7 3470
20 Amazing Race 20 CBS 2.7 3412
21 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS 2.6 3362
22 Person Of Interest CBS 2.5 3164
23 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 2.5 3155
24 Glee FOX 2.5 3153
25 Mentalist, THE CBS 2.5 3140

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Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (Live+SD) (000) HH Rating (Live+SD) HH Share (Live+SD)
1 NCIS CBS 17583 11.1 18
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 16664 10.2 16
3 Dancing with the Stars ABC 16200 10.5 16
4 American Idol-THURSDAY FOX 15562 9.4 16
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15212 9.5 14
6 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 13908 8.5 15
7 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13868 9.1 14
8 Person Of Interest CBS 13270 8.4 13
9 Mentalist, THE CBS 12944 8.2 14
10 60 Minutes CBS 11734 7.6 14
11 Criminal Minds CBS 11470 7.4 11
12 Two and a Half Men CBS 11321 7.0 10
13 Castle ABC 11081 7.3 12
14 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 10909 6.9 11
15 Unforgettable CBS 10658 6.9 11
16 Blue Bloods CBS 10356 6.6 12
17 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 10162 6.3 9
18 Modern Family ABC 10063 6.0 9
19 CSI CBS 9749 6.3 10
20 VOICE NBC 9515 5.7 9
21 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS 9428 5.7 10
22 Amazing Race 20 CBS 9404 5.4 8
23 2 Broke Girls CBS 9237 6.3 10
24 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 9237 5.5 8
25 Desperate Housewives ABC 9223 5.7 9

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

 
  • ABCDEF

    Wow, TBBT won the week!

  • Tony ^_^

    The Voice at 6th place?!? :o It has fallen far from the premiere…

  • Tanya

    I think the voice could have a higher rating if it wasn’t on the same day as dancing with the stars. American idol doesn’t have anything big to compete with..plus sooooo booooring! I stopped watching it ages ago

  • steven burton

    Three cheers for TBBT!!!!!!!!!!! Great show. CBS needs it at this point. The other comedies mostly blow.

    Two and a Half Men is becoming all but unwatchable. Monday night’s episode felt like a “jump the shark” moment. Part of it devolved into soap opera with the increasingly unlikeable British chick. Count me as a primitive who has a hairy back and swings from trees, but this show was way more fun when it was a celebration of modern male dissolution. Sheen appears to be a hopeless druggie in real life, but his character on TAHM was funny and fun to watch in comparison to the likes of Ashton Kutcher. The program used to be a great guys’ show, but now it doesn’t seem to know what its identity is. How are viewers supposed to know? I see the ratings, both demo and total viewers, have gone down in the last couple of months. No surprise. Boring main characters, except Cryer’s Allen. Most of the old supporting cast rarely seen. One of the worst additions of the last few years, Courtney Thorne-Smith, seen way too often. Some of the same old stories(oh crap, Allen’s getting kicked out of the house again, for the 100th time). The courtship between Kutcher and English woman seems to lack any chemistry. Clearly CBS, Warner Bros. and the show’s producers are marking time. Filling out the episode run for the next enormous tranche of syndication cash and then letting this hobbling turkey die at the end of next season.

    Mike and Molly is pretty decent. Rules of Engagement is nice snarky fun. How I Met Your Mother is showing its age. Two Broke Girls is nice to look at and mildly funny. Rob was a mess.

    Like I said, Big Bang Theory all the way. That show is firing on all cylinders. Keep it going ubernerds.

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