CBS topped the night’s adults 18-49 ratings with a less than impressive 2.3 rating average as the two hour finale of The Amazing Race’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating was down 4% from last week to its lowest rating finale ever. Bouncing up 4% from last week’s Bin Ladened episode, the season finale of CSI: Miami was still quite low at a 2.0 rating. Earlier in the evening, boosted by the interview with President Obama 60 Minutes 2.3 rating was up 53% from last week.
On ABC, the season finale of Brothers & Sisters was up 25% from the extremely low Bin Ladened episode last week to just a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the evening, Desperate Housewives’ 2.8 rating was even with last week, America’s Funniest Home Videos 1.7 rating was down 15% from last week, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s 2.1 rating was down 9%.
Fox’s animation line up was up and down, with American Dad’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 6% (vs. 4/10), and The Simpsons 2.5 rating down 7% vs. last week. Bob’s Burgers 2.0 rating was up 5% (vs. 4/10), while Family Guy’s 3.2 rating was up 7% (vs. 4/17). Finishing the night, The Cleveland Show drew a 2.2 rating, down 4% (vs. 4/17).
A special three hour Celebrity Apprentice scored a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 23% from last week’s 105 minute episode that was scrambled by the Bin Laden news, but it led NBC to its best Sunday night overall ratings since the Golden Globes. Earlier in the evening, Dateline NBC drew a 0.8 rating, down 33% vs. last Sunday’s 7pm hour.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 8, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|ABC||AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME V||1.6||6||5.976|
|FOX||THE SIMPSONS – R||1.0||4||2.321|
|ABC||AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME V||1.8||6||6.806|
|CBS||THE AMAZING RACE XVIII –||2.4||7||9.162|
|ABC||EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME E||1.9||6||7.571|
|8:30||CBS||THE AMAZING RACE XVIII –||2.5||7||8.855|
|ABC||EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME E||2.2||6||8.407|
|CBS||THE AMAZING RACE XVIII –||2.4||6||8.393|
|CBS||THE AMAZING RACE XVIII –||2.7||7||9.241|
|FOX||THE CLEVELAND SHOW||2.2||5||4.756|
|ABC||BROTHERS & SISTERS||2.0||5||7.202|
|ABC||BROTHERS & SISTERS||1.9||5||7.155|
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