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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol', 'NCIS' Top Week 35 Viewing

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May 22nd, 2012

 

 

American Idol was the highest rated program with adults 18-49 for the week ending May 20. 

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

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending May 20, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 4.9 6255
2 American Idol-THURSDAY FOX 4.4 5638
3 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 4.1 5179
4 Modern Family ABC 3.9 4991
5 Two and a Half Men CBS 3.9 4954
6 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.7 4719
7 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-MON P NBC 3.7 4718
8 NCIS CBS 3.6 4640
9 Criminal Minds CBS 3.6 4638
10 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TUE P NBC 3.4 4399
11 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.4 4330
12 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.0 3865
13 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 2.7 3459
14 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS(S) S ABC 2.7 3408
15 Dancing with the Stars ABC 2.6 3359
16 Family Guy FOX 2.6 3312
17 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 2.6 3264
18 Glee SP-5/15 9P(S) S FOX 2.5 3248
19 Person Of Interest CBS 2.5 3247
20 Mentalist, THE CBS 2.5 3227
21 Big Bang Theory, THE R CBS 2.5 3218
22 Glee FOX 2.5 3193
23 SCANDAL ABC 2.3 3003
24 QUE NO PODIA AMAR TUE UNI 2.3 2890
25 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 2.5 2825

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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 19054 12.0 20
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 17682 10.5 17
3 American Idol-THURSDAY FOX 16404 9.8 17
4 Dancing with the Stars ABC 15792 10.2 16
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15194 9.6 15
6 Criminal Minds CBS 13676 8.5 14
7 CBS SUNDAY MOVIE-SPECIAL(S) S CBS 13474 8.3 13
8 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13228 8.8 13
9 Mentalist, THE CBS 13092 8.2 14
10 Person Of Interest CBS 12932 8.3 13
11 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 11787 7.3 11
12 Two and a Half Men CBS 11547 7.1 11
13 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 11443 7.6 12
14 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 11422 7.1 11
15 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TUE P NBC 10583 6.4 10
16 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-MON P NBC 10480 6.0 9
17 60 Minutes - 8PM SPECIAL(S) S CBS 10127 6.6 11
18 60 Minutes CBS 9801 6.4 12
19 Modern Family ABC 9359 5.8 9
20 SCANDAL ABC 8575 5.0 8
21 Big Bang Theory, THE R CBS 8487 5.4 10
22 BACHELORETTE, THE P ABC 8052 5.3 8
23 BONES FOX 7403 4.5 7
24 How I Met Your Mother CBS 7334 5.0 8
25 Rules of Engagement CBS 7213 4.5 8

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

 
  • juan

    GO Grey’s Anatomy, in the top three

  • alavenia

    Not too bad for Hawaii Five-0!!!!!!!!!!

  • Babygate

    Go Greys!

  • Gary A

    Have made this point before -

    Only six shows are different between total viewers and the 18 – 49 demo. That is why having a popular show overall will almost always deliver a good demo as well. This is a fact that apparently has been lost on NBC and the CW for the last few years.

  • Robert

    A first for a UNI show to post in the top 25 18-49 demo during the regular network television season?

  • Marzel

    grey’s anatomy is a MONSTER

  • Kat

    NCIS totally kicked butt last week. 19.05 million viewers, that is the highest finale total they have ever had, beating last year’s numbers. A show in its 9th season bringing in numbers like this, awesome!!!! Can’t wait for season 10

  • Cindy

    The chart has an error. The total viewer ratings for Person of Interest and the CBS Sunday Night movie are reversed. POI should be 13474 and the movie should be 12932 – source Nielsen.com top ten shows.

  • JS

    American Idol- Number 1 show- 7 straight years.. a record EXTENDED

  • Capt. Obvious

    A fascinating disparity, we have: NCIS is the most watched show, yet not so much by those 18-49 yr olds… As long as it stays near the top, you go boys!

    At least Modern Family is holding its own in the 18-49 cat… despite it’s overall placing.

  • Ivy

    Hawaii Five 0–way to go.

  • W

    Great news for NCIS, NCIS: LA, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0, Mike & Molly,HIMYM, and Two and A Half Men.

  • American

    Mike and Molly #11? And this was the wedding episode, right? Wow.

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