TV Ratings: CBS wins with 'Jesse Stone' Sunday

jesse-stone-tom-selleck-320.jpg Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 9, 2010

Although CBS easily won Sunday night's ratings competition, it wasn't the finale of "The Amazing Race" that got the biggest numbers, but the return to the popular Tom Selleck-starring "Jesse Stone" franchise. The network was left in the dust, however, when it came to the 18-49 demo.

CBS averaged 11.1 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/12 share for the night, with ABC in a distant second with 8.6 million and 5.2/9. Those were followed by NBC (5.8 million, 3.5/6) and FOX (4.7 million, 2.8/5).

ABC led the way in the adult demo race with a 2.6, followed by FOX, 2.3, NBC, 2.1, and then CBS, 1.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.9 million viewers, 6.9/14 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.5 million, 4.1/8)
NBC: "Dateline NBC"  (3.6 million, 2.3/5)
FOX: "'Til Death" (1.8 million, 0.7/1), "The Simpsons" rerun (1 million, 0.7/1)

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

8 p.m.

CBS: "The Amazing Race" (10.6 million, 6.9/14)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7.6 million, 4.4/8)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (5.7 million, 3.3/6), "The Cleveland Show" (5.3 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: "Minute to Win It" (5.1 million, 2.9/5)

18-49 leader: "The Amazing Race" (2.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Jesse Stone: No Remorse" (11.3 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: "Desperate Housewives" (11.2 million, 6.9/11)
NBC: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (7.0 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: "Family Guy" (7.2 million, 4.2/7), "American Dad" (5.8 million, 3.3/5)

18-49 leader: "Desperate Housewives" (3.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Jesse Stone: No Remorse" (11.4 million, 7.3/12)
ABC: "Brothers & Sisters" (8.3 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (7.7 million, 4.7/8)

18-49 leader: "The Celebrity Apprentice" (3.1)

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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