LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17:  Singer Taylor Swift accepts the Top Billboard 200 Album award onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Billboard Music Awards was the highest rated program among adults 18-49 while NCIS topped total viewers for the week ending May 17, 2015.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Ratings for the week ending May 17, 2015:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS-05/17/2015 S ABC 3.8 4762
2 MODERN FAMILY-05/13/2015 ABC 2.7 3461
3 VOICE-05/11/2015 NBC 2.4 3102
4 SURVIVOR-05/13/2015 CBS 2.3 2908
5 SCANDAL-05/14/2015 ABC 2.3 2932
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS-05/11/2015 ABC 2.2 2733
7 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/14/2015 ABC 2.2 2824
8 VOICE-TUE-05/12/2015 NBC 2.1 2721
9 NCIS-05/12/2015 CBS 2.0 2512
10 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/14/2015 R CBS 2.0 2493
11 GOLDBERGS, THE-05/13/2015 ABC 2.0 2577
12 BLACK-ISH-05/13/2015 ABC 2.0 2602
13 BIG BANG THEORY, THE 9PM-05/14/2015 R CBS 1.9 2398
14 ODD COUPLE, THE-05/14/2015 CBS 1.8 2281
15 BIG BANG THEORY 9:30PM-05/14/2015 R CBS 1.8 2326
16 MIDDLE, THE-05/13/2015 ABC 1.8 2267
17 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS-05/12/2015 CBS 1.7 2118
18 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY-05/13/2015 FOX 1.7 2108
19 MIKE & MOLLY-05/11/2015 CBS 1.7 2157
20 BLACKLIST-05/14/2015 NBC 1.6 2017
21 2 BROKE GIRLS-05/11/2015 CBS 1.6 2086
22 CHICAGO PD-05/13/2015 NBC 1.6 2023
23 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-05/13/2015 NBC 1.6 1977
24 DWS:THE RESULTS SHOW-5/12-05/12/2015 S ABC 1.5 1911
25 SHARK TANK-05/15/2015 ABC 1.5 1964

Primetime Total Viewers for the week ending May 17, 2015:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (Live+SD) (000)
1 NCIS-05/12/2015 CBS 14939
2 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS-05/12/2015 CBS 13610
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS-05/11/2015 ABC 13479
4 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS-05/17/2015 S ABC 11181
5 DWS:THE RESULTS SHOW-5/12-05/12/2015 S ABC 10159
6 VOICE-05/11/2015 NBC 10051
7 SURVIVOR-05/13/2015 CBS 9608
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE-05/14/2015 R CBS 9567
9 VOICE-TUE-05/12/2015 NBC 9138
10 60 MINUTES-05/17/2015 CBS 8989
11 CSI: CYBER SPECIAL-05/12/2015 S CBS 8665
12 CASTLE-05/11/2015 ABC 8444
13 GREY’S ANATOMY-05/14/2015 ABC 8332
14 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-05/11/2015 CBS 8210
15 ODD COUPLE, THE-05/14/2015 CBS 8169
16 MODERN FAMILY-05/13/2015 ABC 8134
17 SCANDAL-05/14/2015 ABC 8079
18 BIG BANG THEORY, THE 9PM-05/14/2015 R CBS 8062
19 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY-05/13/2015 FOX 8031
20 BIG BANG THEORY 9:30PM-05/14/2015 R CBS 7906
21 MIKE & MOLLY-05/11/2015 CBS 7689
22 BLACKLIST-05/14/2015 NBC 7492
23 SHARK TANK-05/15/2015 ABC 7045
24 MIDDLE, THE-05/13/2015 ABC 7025
25 CSI: CYBER – SPCL-05/13/2015 S CBS 6967


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2015 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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