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ROLE REVERSAL FOR CBS AND ABC IN SUNDAY’S RATINGS

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone

CBS was the most-watched network among total adults Sunday night but came in third among viewers 18-49. ABC was the most-watched network among viewers 18-49 but came in third among total adults. ABC’s win among younger viewers came courtesy of the annual Billboard Music Awards, which averaged a 2.7 rating and 7.4 million viewers. Those figures were down 13 percent from last year’s awards telecast. CBS aired two hours of 60 Minutes, which drew 9.61 million viewers in the 7:00 p.m. hour and 10.12 million in the 8:00 p.m. hour. That was followed by a two-hour episode of Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, starring Tom Selleck, which attracted a strong 13.05 million viewers at 9:00 p.m. and 12.48 million at 10:00 p.m.