amazing race may 5 rtgs TV ratings: 'Amazing Race' and 'Mentalist' finales score for CBS Sunday, NASCAR boosts FOXFast National ratings for Sunday, May 5, 2013

The broadcast networks had another ho-hum Sunday in the ratings, although an hours-long delay in a NASCAR race gave FOX a boost in the early part of the night.

Once the race was over, the season finales of “The Amazing Race” and “The Mentalist” took over the lead in both viewers and adults 18-49 for CBS. “Once Upon a Time” and “Revenge” were up a little for ABC, as was “Red Widow” — although its finale still didn’t make much of a dent. “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” fell slightly for NBC.

CBS averaged 9.4 million viewers and a 5.9 rating/10 share in households for the night. FOX scored 5.95 million viewers and a 3.5/6, pending updates for the NASCAR runover. ABC (5.75 million, 3.6/6) took third, and NBC trailed with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.5/4.

FOX currently holds the lead among adults 18-49 with a 2.1 rating. CBS scored a 1.9 in the demographic, beating out ABC’s 1.6. NBC posted a 1.2.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (10.5 million viewers, 7.0/12 households)
FOX: NASCAR runover (7.2 million, 4.4/8)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (5.9 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: “The Voice” rerun (2.6 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: NASCAR runover (2.1)

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Amazing Race” season finale (9.1 million, 5.5/9)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (7.4 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: NASCAR runover (8.2 million, 4.8/8)/”The Simpsons” (4 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: “The Voice” rerun (4.1 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: “Once Upon a Time,” “The Amazing Race” and FOX all tied at 2.2

9 p.m.

CBS: “The Amazing Race” season finale (8.8 million, 5.2/8)
ABC: “Revenge” (6.2 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: “Bob’s Burgers” (4.35 million, 2.6/4)/”Family Guy” (4.6 million, 2.7/4)
NBC: “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” (4.3 million, 2.7/4)

18-49 leader: “The Amazing Race” (2.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Mentalist” season finale (9.2 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
ABC: “Red Widow” season finale (3.5 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader:
“The Mentalist” (1.7)

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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Posted by:Rick Porter