Monday, June 4, 2012

TV Ratings for Final Week of 2011-2012 Season

Fox had the top-rated show (American Idol) for the final week of May sweeps and the entire TV season.  ABC came in second and third with the two final installments of Dancing with the Stars.

Here are the top 10 shows on broadcast television, followed by the cable top ten for the week of May 31st.


American Idol (Wednesday), FOX, 12.2
Dancing with the Stars Results (Tuesday), ABC, 11.6
Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 10.8
American Idol (Tuesday), Fox, 8.7
Modern Family, ABC, 6.2
NCIS (Tuesday, 10 pm), CBS, 6.2
NCIS (Tuesday, 9 pm), CBS, 6.1
Dancing with the Stars (Special, Tuesday, 8 pm), ABC, 5.9
America's Got Talent (Monday), NBC, 5.6
America's Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 5.5


NBA Lakers vs. Thunder (Mon), TNT, 5.3
NBA Thunder vs. Spurs (Sun), TNT, 4.8
NBA Heat vs. Pacers (Thur), ESPN, 4.5
NBA Celtics vs. 76ers (Wed), ESPN, 3.5
NBA Pacers vs. Heat (Tues), TNT, 3.5
Pawn Stars (Mon, 10:30 pm), Hist, 3.3
Pawn Stars (Mon, 10 pm), Hist, 3.3
American Pickers, Hist, 2.8
NBA 76ers vs. Celtics (Mon), TNT, 2.8
WWE Raw (Mon, 9 pm), USA, 2.7


  1. "American Idol" is the main show I watch on Wednesday nights, but that I've started my new job I won’t be home to watch the new season. I called Dish up to order their new Hopper because a Dish co-worker told me that it will automatically record my prime time shows in HD on networks CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX everyday! I can watch these recordings from any of the four rooms in my house, and skip the commercials using the Hoppers Auto Hop feature.

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