TV Ratings: 'Survivor' winner big for CBS Sunday, 'Desperate Housewives' finale drops from last season


Fast national ratings for Sunday, May 15, 2011."Boston" Rob Mariano wasn't the only winner last night. The season finale of "Survivor: Redemption Island" propelled CBS to win the night in average viewers and key demographics. Securing a second place for ABC was the Season 7 finale of "Desperate Housewives" -- which was up from its most recent episode but down by nearly 3 million from the Season 6 finale. Overall, CBS averaged 12.4 million viewers and scored a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. ABC followed with 8.9 million and a 5.5/9 share, with NBC in third (5.5 million, 3.4/5) and FOX (4.9, 2.7/4) in fourth. CBS took 18-49 demo, with a 3.3 (up a 1 from last week), followed by ABC (2.5), FOX (2.2) and NBC (1.7). Sunday hour by hour: 7 p.m. CBS: "60 Minutes" (12.0 million, 7.7/14) ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (7.2 million, 4.2/7) NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (5.2 million, 3.2/6) FOX:...


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