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[05/13/13 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor: Caramoan" Finale Puts CBS on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for sunday, may 12, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (9.607 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of "60 Minutes" (10.124 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9), the two-hour "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites" (9.980 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) finale and the "Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites Reunion" (8.345 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

ABC (6.396 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.282 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10) followed by the season finales of "Once Upon a Time" (7.221 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "Revenge" (6.040 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

Next up was FOX (3.352 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its combination of "The Cleveland Show" (1.915 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14), another "The Cleveland Show" (2.217 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12), "The Simpsons" (4.052 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), "Bob's Burgers" (3.270 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "Family Guy" (4.715 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and "American Dad" (3.942 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "The Voice" (3.781 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T12) and a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.149 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) on NBC (3.965 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) closed out the nigiht.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+14.29% - Family Guy
+11.76% - The Simpsons
+4.00% - Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites (vs. 5/8/13)
0.00% - Once Upon a Time
-6.67% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-7.14% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-9.52% - American Dad
-11.11% - Revenge
-16.67% - The Cleveland Show (vs. 4/28/13)
-20.00% - Bob's Burgers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 60 Minutes
+4.35% - Family Guy
0.00% - The Simpsons
-5.00% - American Dad
-7.14% - Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
-8.33% - Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites Reunion
-11.11% - Bob's Burgers
-11.11% - The Cleveland Show - 7:00 (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-12.50% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-23.08% - The Cleveland Show - 7:30
-27.78% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-31.25% - Once Upon a Time
-50.00% - Revenge (vs. Desperate Housewives)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/13/12):

ABC (9.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the network to beat on Sunday with its mix of a new "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.31 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #11), the season finale of "Once Upon a Time" (9.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T1) and the two-hour series finale of "Desperate Housewives" (11.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T1).

CBS (9.43 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its combination of "60 Minutes" (9.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #13) - tied as its season low, the "Survivor: One World" (10.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) finale - its lowest-rated ever, "Survivor: One World Reunion" (7.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and the "Survivor: One World Overrun/Survivor: One World Reunion" (8.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) - its lowest-rated reunion show ever.

Next up was FOX (3.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with a repeat of "The Simpsons" (2.12 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.9, #15) followed by repeats of "The Cleveland Show" (2.79 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.3, #12), "The Simpsons" (4.00 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.9, #8), "Bob's Burgers" (3.63 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T9), "Family Guy" (4.94 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and "American Dad" (4.12 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7).

And finally, new episodes of "Dateline NBC" (3.62 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #16), "Harry's Law" (7.61 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #14) and "The Celebrity Apprentice" (5.40 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T9) closed out the night on NBC (5.51 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) - tied as its series low for celebrity editions.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Harry's Law
+14.29% - Desperate Housewives
+14.29% - Dateline NBC
+6.67% - Once Upon a Time
+3.70% - Survivor: One World (vs. 5/9/12)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
-5.26% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-7.14% - The Cleveland Show
-9.52% - The Simpsons
-13.04% - American Dad
-14.81% - Family Guy
-20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-25.00% - 60 Minutes

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+52.38% - Once Upon a Time (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
+6.67% - Desperate Housewives
0.00% - Harry's Law (vs. Minute to Win It)
-11.11% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-13.04% - American Dad (vs. The Cleveland Show)
-18.18% - Bob's Burgers
-23.53% - The Cleveland Show (vs. American Dad)
-24.00% - The Simpsons
-25.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-27.27% - Dateline NBC
-29.41% - 60 Minutes
-30.00% - Survivor: One World
-30.30% - Family Guy
-40.00% - Survivor: One World Reunion

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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