desperate housewives season 7 finale abc 1 320 TV Ratings: 'Survivor' winner big for CBS Sunday, 'Desperate Housewives' finale drops from last season

Fast national ratings for Sunday, May 15, 2011.

“Boston” Rob Mariano wasn’t the only winner last night. The season finale of “Survivor: Redemption Island” propelled CBS to win the night in average viewers and key demographics.

Securing a second place for ABC was the Season 7 finale of “Desperate Housewives” — which was up from its most recent episode but down by nearly 3 million from the Season 6 finale.

Overall, CBS averaged 12.4 million viewers and scored a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. ABC followed with 8.9 million and a 5.5/9 share, with NBC in third (5.5 million, 3.4/5) and FOX (4.9, 2.7/4) in fourth.

CBS took 18-49 demo, with a 3.3 (up a 1 from last week), followed by ABC (2.5), FOX (2.2) and NBC (1.7).

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (12.0 million, 7.7/14)

ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (7.2 million, 4.2/7)

NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (5.2 million, 3.2/6)

FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (3.1 million, 1.8/3) /”American Dad” (3.9 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.8)

8 p.m.

CBS: “Survivor: Redemption Island” (12.9 million, 7.1/11)

ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (8.5 million, 5.0/8)

FOX: “The Simpsons” (5.99 million, 3.2/5) /”Bob’s Burgers” (4.7 million, 2.5/4)

NBC: “Minute to Win It” (3.5 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: “Survivor: Redemption Island” (3.8)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Survivor: Redemption Island” (13.3 million, 7.1/11)

ABC:  “Desperate Housewives” (9.7 million, 6.3/9)

NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice”  (6.3 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” (6.5 million, 3.6/5) /”The Cleveland Show” (4.9 million, 2.8/4)

18-49 leader: “Survivor: Redemption Island” (4.1)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Survivor: Redemption Island Reunion” (11.3 million, 6.2/10)

ABC: “Desperate Housewives” (10.3 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: “Celebrity Apprentice” (6.8 million, 4.3/7)

18-49 leader: “Survivor: Redemption Island Reunion” (3.5)

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