TV Ratings: Conan O'Brien helps CBS declare Sunday victory

conan-obrien-60-minutes2.jpgFast 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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