TV Ratings: 'Survivor' finale is CBS' hero Sunday

survivor-heroes-vs-villains-finale-russell-hantz-parvati-shallow-sandra-diaz-twine-320.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, May 16, 2010

The other networks didn't stand a chance against CBS' three-hour "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale and results show, and this time the Eye Network got both the household ratings and adult demo bragging rights for the night. NBC's airing of the "Miss USA" pageant didn't fare so well, not even coming in second for its various time periods, but ABC's season finales gave the network a boost.

CBS averaged 12.2 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/12 share for the night, followed by ABC with 9.9 million and a 6.2/11, NBC (5.7 million, 3.7/6) and FOX (5.2 million, 3.0/5).

The coveted adult demo title went to CBS as a well with a 3.4 rating. ABC once again came in second with a 2.9, while FOX had a 2.4 and NBC, a 1.9.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (11.1 million viewers, 7.0/13 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.2 million, 4.2/8)
NBC: "The 59th Annaual Miss USA Pageant"  (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "'Til Death" (2.4 million, 1.5/3), "The Simpsons" rerun (3.1 million, 1.9/4)

18-49 leader: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.0)

8 p.m.

CBS: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale (13 million, 7.2/12)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (9.7 million, 6/10)
NBC: "The 59th Annaual Miss USA Pageant"  (6.1 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (6.3 million, 3.5/6), "The Cleveland Show" (5.8 million, 3.3/5)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale (4.0)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale  (13.6 million, 7.2/11)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" finale (12.6 million, 7.8/12)
FOX: "Family Guy" (7.6 million, 4.4/7), "American Dad" (5.8 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.3 million, 4.0/6)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" finale (4.3)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" results (11.2 million, 6.2/11)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" finale (10 million, 6.6/11)
NBC: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.0 million, 3.9/7)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains"(3.7)

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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