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U.S. Broadcast Television Ratings for the Week of May 20

May 22, 2012

The following table lists the top 25 broadcast television shows for the week of 05/14/12 through 05/20/12. The programs are ranked by rating in descending order.

RANK PROGRAM                       NET  RATING  SHARE    TIME
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  1  NCIS                          CBS   12.0    20     8:00 PM
  2  AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY       FOX   10.5    17     8:00 PM
  3  DANCING WITH THE STARS        ABC   10.2    16     8:00 PM
  4  AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY        FOX    9.8    17     8:00 PM
  5  NCIS: LOS ANGELES             CBS    9.6    15     9:00 PM
  6  DANCING W/STARS RESULTS       ABC    8.8    13     9:00 PM
  7  CRIMINAL MINDS                CBS    8.5    14     9:00 PM
  8  CBS SUNDAY MOVIE-SPECIAL(S)   CBS    8.3    13     9:00 PM
  8  PERSON OF INTEREST            CBS    8.3    13     9:00 PM
 10  MENTALIST, THE                CBS    8.2    14    10:00 PM
 11  GREY’S ANATOMY                ABC    7.6    12     9:00 PM
 12  MIKE & MOLLY                  CBS    7.3    11     9:31 PM
 13  HAWAII FIVE-0                 CBS    7.1    11    10:00 PM
 13  TWO AND A HALF MEN            CBS    7.1    11     9:00 PM
 15  60 MINUTES - 8PM SPECIAL(S)   CBS    6.6    11     8:00 PM
 16  60 MINUTES                    CBS    6.4    12     7:00 PM
 16  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE      NBC    6.4    10     8:00 PM
 18  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-MON      NBC    6.0     9     8:00 PM
 19  MODERN FAMILY                 ABC    5.8     9     9:00 PM
 20  BIG BANG THEORY, THE          CBS    5.4    10     8:00 PM
 21  BACHELORETTE, THE             ABC    5.3     8     9:31 PM
 22  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER         CBS    5.0     8     8:00 PM
 22  SCANDAL                       ABC    5.0     8    10:01 PM
 24  PRIVATE PRACTICE              ABC    4.9     8    10:01 PM
 25  REVENGE                       ABC    4.7     8    10:00 PM

(S) = Special
Each ratings point equals 1.147 million homes.

Figures include live viewing and same-day digital-video recorder
playback.

Source: Nielsen

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Golum in Los Angeles at rgolum@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net.


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