TV Ratings Sunday: 'Desperate Housewives' Finale Wins Night, 'Once Upon a Time' Rises, 'Survivor' Has Its Lowest Rated Finale Ever, 'Harry's Law' Up
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.8/8||2.3/7||1.7/5||1.3.4||0.9/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.1/7||1.2/4||1.8/7||0.9/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||9.49||9.43||3.60||5.51||2.46|
ABC won the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers.
On ABC, America’s Funniest Videos declined to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating from last week’s 2.0. The season finale of Once Upon A Time scored a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 7% from last week’s 3.0 . The two hour series finale of Desperate Housewives garnered a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 19% from a 2.7 for last week’s hour long episode and up from a 3.1 for last year’s season finale.
On CBS, the two house Survivor finale earned a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, compared to a 2.7 for last week’s finale of The Amazing Race and down 30% from last spring’s Survivor finale for the show’s lowest rated finale ever. At 10pm, The Survivor reunion scored a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating up from the 1.2 NYC 22 earned in the time period last week and down 29% from last spring’s Survivor reunion for the series lowest rated reunion ever. At 7PM, 60 Minutes got a season low 1.2 down from last week’s 1.6.
On Fox, The Cleveland Show earned a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, down 7% from last week’s 1.4. The Simpsons got a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating down 14% from last week’s 2.2. Bob’s Burgers scored a 1.8 in adults 18-49, even with last week. Family Guy garnered a 2.3 among adults 18-49, down 15% from its 2.7 last week.b The season finale of American Dad got a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down 13% from last week’s 2.3.
On NBC, Dateline earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating up from last week’s 0.7. Harry’s Law scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 25% from last week’s 0.8. Celebrity Apprentice earned a 1.8 among adults 18-49, down from last week’s 1.9 and tying its series low.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 13, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos||1.6/6||6.31|
|FOX||The Simpsons – R||0.9/4||2.12|
|7:30||FOX||The Cleveland Show||1.3/5||2.79|
|8:00||ABC||Once Upon A Time (Season Finale)||3.2/10||9.45|
|CBS||Survivor: One World (8-10PM)(Season Finale)||2.8/8||10.22|
|9:00||ABC||Desperate Housewives (9-11PM)(Series Finale)||3.2/8||11.10|
|NBC||Celebrity Apprentice (9-11PM)||1.8/5||5.40|
|9:30||FOX||American Dad (Season Finale)||2.0/5||4.12|
|10:00||CBS||Survivor: One World Reunion||2.4/6||8.07|
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