Nielsen's top programs for May 2-8

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Posted: May 10, 2011 2:44 PM
Nielsen's top programs for May 2-8

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for May 2-8. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 21.4 million.

2. "American Idol" (Thursday), Fox, 21.29 million.

3. "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 21.14 million.

4. "NCIS," CBS, 17.87 million.

5. "Dancing With the Stars Results," ABC, 16.06 million.

6. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 14.16 million.

7. "60 Minutes," CBS, 14.1 million.

8. "The Mentalist," CBS, 14 million.

9. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 12.9 million.

10. "The Voice," NBC, 12.58 million.

11. "The Good Wife," CBS, 12.38 million.

12. "Castle," ABC, 12.11 million.

13. "Survivor: Redemption Island," CBS, 11 million.

14. "Bones," Fox, 10.94 million.

15. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," 10.67 million.

16. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 10.5 million.

17. "Blue Bloods," CBS, 10.38 million.

18. "Body of Proof," ABC, 10.23 million.

19. "Grey's Anatomy," ABC, 10.11 million.

20. "Desperate Housewives," ABC, 10 million.

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