conan obrien 60 minutes2 TV Ratings: Conan O'Brien helps CBS declare Sunday victoryFast National ratings for Sunday, May 2, 2010

CBS widened the gap from last Sunday’s narrow win to declare victory, but ABC still took the 18-49 demo title for the second Sunday in a row.

CBS averaged 10.9 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/11 share thanks to a notable boost from Conan O’Brien‘s appearance on “60 Minutes.” Next came ABC with 9.0 million viewers and a 5.6/9, followed by NBC (6.2 million, 3.0/7) and FOX (5.1 million, 3.0/5).

ABC climbed in the adult demo from last Sunday’s 2.3 rating to a 2.6. CBS came in second with a 2.4, followed closely by FOX with 2.3. NBC trailed with a 2.1.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (13.3 million viewers, 8.5/16 households)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (6.6 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: “Dateline NBC”  (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “‘Til Death” (2.0 million, 1.2/2), “The Simpsons” rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader:
“60 Minutes,” (2.2)

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Amazing Race” (10.5 million, 6.2/10 )
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (8.6 million, 5.1/9)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” (5.6 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (6.0 million, 3.4/6), “The Cleveland Show” (5.7 million, 3.4/5)

18-49 leader: “The Amazing Race,” (3.0)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Desperate Housewives” (12.0 million, 7.5/12)
CBS: “Cold Case” (9.6 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: “Family Guy” (7.7 million, 4.4/7), “Family Guy” (7.0 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (6.8 million, 4.2/7)

18-49 leader: “Desperate Housewives” (3.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Cold Case” (10.1 million, 6.4/11)
ABC: “Brothers & Sisters” (8.6 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (7.2 million, 4.5/8)

18-49 leader:
“The Celebrity Apprentice” (2.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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