|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.6/8||2.4/8||2.4/8||1.2/4||1.5/5||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||9.199||14.350||5.491||8.354||3.579||0.999|
NBC was the number one network for the night in adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.
CBSwas down a tenth to a new season low with a 3.0 in adults 18-49 vs. last week's 3.1 . : Los Angeles was flat with last week's 3.0 in adults 18-49. 's season finale earned a 2.0, up from last week's series low.
On NBC, the season finale ofearned a 4.3 in adults 18-49, compared to last week's 3.1 and was up 16% overall from last year's finale ( which earned a 3.7 18-49 rating in June 2011). Earlier in the night, earned a new season low with a 1.3, down two-tenths from last week's 1.5 among adults 18-49.
On FOX,earned a 2.6, up a tenth from last week's 2.5 in adults 18-49. 's season finale was up six tenths to a 2.8 vs. last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC,'s finale earned a 1.7 among adults 18-49, up two-tenths from last week's 1.5. earned a 1.5, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.3 18-49 rating. The results show was flat with last week's season low 2.3. fell considerably to a new series low 1.5 from last week's a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.
On the CW, 90210 was flat with last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. L.A. Complex also matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, May 8, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|9:00PM||NBC||: Results (9-11)||4.3||11||11.596|
|CBS||: Los Angeles||3.0||8||14.495|
|CW||The LA Complex||0.3||1||0.678|
Via NBC Press Note:
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's " with David Letterman," 2.6/6; and ABC's combo of " ," 3.3/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; " ," 0.6/3; " ," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late " (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., " with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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