American Idol and The Big Bang Theory tied as the highest rated program with adults 18-49 for the week ending May 6. 

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

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending May 6, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 4.7 6060
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 4.7 6023
3 MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.1 5211
4 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 4.0 5130
5 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 3.8 4810
6 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 3.6 4581
7 VOICE NBC 3.5 4503
8 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 3.3 4264
9 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.3 4225
10 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.2 4111
11 VOICE:RESULTS SHOW NBC 3.1 4021
12 NCIS CBS 3.1 3919
13 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.0 3900
14 ONCE UPON A TIME ABC 3.0 3865
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.0 3837
16 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 2.8 3525
17 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 2.7 3507
18 FAMILY GUY FOX 2.7 3507
19 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 2.7 3470
20 AMAZING RACE 20 CBS 2.7 3412
21 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS 2.6 3362
22 PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 2.5 3164
23 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 2.5 3155
24 GLEE FOX 2.5 3153
25 MENTALIST, THE CBS 2.5 3140

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 17583 11.1 18
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 16664 10.2 16
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 16200 10.5 16
4 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 15562 9.4 16
5 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15212 9.5 14
6 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 13908 8.5 15
7 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13868 9.1 14
8 PERSON OF INTEREST CBS 13270 8.4 13
9 MENTALIST, THE CBS 12944 8.2 14
10 60 MINUTES CBS 11734 7.6 14
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 11470 7.4 11
12 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 11321 7.0 10
13 CASTLE ABC 11081 7.3 12
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10909 6.9 11
15 UNFORGETTABLE CBS 10658 6.9 11
16 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10356 6.6 12
17 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 10162 6.3 9
18 MODERN FAMILY ABC 10063 6.0 9
19 CSI CBS 9749 6.3 10
20 VOICE NBC 9515 5.7 9
21 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS 9428 5.7 10
22 AMAZING RACE 20 CBS 9404 5.4 8
23 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 9237 6.3 10
24 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 9237 5.5 8
25 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 9223 5.7 9


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

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