president obama osama bin dead speech 320 TV Ratings: President Obama's address turns Americans to their TVsFast national ratings for Sunday, May 1, 2011.

On the West Coast, programming was interrupted in favor of President Obama’s address from the White House to announce the death of 9/11 mastermind, Al Quaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Ratings across the board were higher than last week’s, likely due to many Americans tuning in to watch the address.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes” (10.6 million, 6.8/12)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7.6 million, 4.4/8)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (5.4 million, 2.5/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (3.4 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (2.1) 8 p.m. CBS: “Amazing Race” (9.7 million, 5.7/9)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (9.5 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: “America’s Next Great Restaurant” (6.0 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (6.1 million, 3.3/5)/”The Cleveland Show” rerun (4.8 million, 2.7/4) 18-49 leader: “Extreme Makeover” (2.7) 9 p.m. ABC: “Desperate Housewives” (10.1 million, 6.4/9)
CBS: “Undercover Boss” (8.7 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice”  (8.4 million, 5.0/7)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (5.3 million, 3.0/5)/”American Dad” rerun (4.5 million, 2.6/4) 18-49 leader: “Desperate Housewives” “Celebrity Apprentice” tied (3.0) 10 p.m. NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice” (9.7 million, 5.8/9)
CBS: “CSI: Miami” (9.0 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: “Brothers & Sisters” (7.3 million, 4.8/8) 18-49 leader: “Celebrity Apprentice” (3.5) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.