Finales ‘The Amazing Race’ and ‘The Mentalist’ Finales Lead CBS to Sunday Win in Viewers and Adults 25-54

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The Finale of “The Amazing Race” Wins Its Time Period in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54


The Season Finale of “The Mentalist” is First at 10:00 PM in Viewers and Key Demos, With Growth From Last Week


            CBS placed first on Sunday in viewers and adults 25-54, led by the season finales of THE AMAZING RACE and THE MENTALIST, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for May 5.


From 8:00-10:00 PM,  THE AMAZING RACE two-hour season finale was first in households (5.4/09), viewers (8.95m), adults 25-54 (3.1/07) and adults 18-49 (2.3/06).


At 10:00 PM, the season finale of  THE MENTALIST was first in households (5.8/10), viewers (9.17m), adults 25-54 (2.4/06) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05).  Compared to last week, THE MENTALIST was up +4% in households (from 5.6/09), +9% in adults 25-54 (from 2.2/05), +6% in adults 18-49 (from 1.6/04) and added +380,000 viewers (from 8.79m, +4%).


For the night, CBS was first in households (5.9/10), viewers (9.39m) and adults 25-54 (2.7/07), and was second in adults 18-49 (1.9/05).  CBS was first in households, viewers and adults 25-54 for the 10th consecutive week. 

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