|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.4/7||1.9/6||1.6/5||1.3/4||1.0/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.9/6||1.8/6||1.0/3||0.6/2||1.0/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||6.981||4.058||5.551||11.316||2.849|
ABC won the night in adults 18-49, but CBS claimed victory with total viewers.
On ABC, America's Funniest Videos season finale earned a 1.5 adults 18-49, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards earned a 2.7 18-49 rating and was the highest-rated program of the evening, despite tying it's all-time ratings low, set in 2006.
On CBS, back to back episodes ofearned a 1.4 and1.5 adults 18-49 rating, both up from last week's 1.2 rating. Made-for-TV movie Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt at 9PM earned 1.2 among adults 18-49 but was the most-watched program of the evening.
On Fox, Family Guy was up two-tenths from last week's 2.3, earning a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.season finale was even with last week's 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. The finale was up two-tenths to a 2.1 from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Bob's was down a tenth to a 1.7 from last week's 1.8 in adults 18-49. An hour-long
On NBC, the finale of Celebrity Apprentice was up four-tenths, drawing a 2.2 compared to last week's 1.8 among adults 18-49. However, this was the lowest-rated finale episode of the series to date.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 20, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|NBC||America's Got Talent -R||1.0||3||4.282|
|8:00PM||ABC||Billboard Music Awards (8-11P)||2.7||7||7.400|
|NBC||The Celebrity Apprentice (9-11p)||2.2||6||6.820|
|CBS||Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (9-11P)||1.2||3||12.766|
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