CBS took an early lead in the May sweeps derby, winning the ratings race last week with an average 12.7 million viewers. NBC ranked second (11.8 million viewers), followed by ABC (9.2 million) and Fox (7.8 million). The top five shows among total viewers were: ER, CSI, Friends, Survivor: Marquesas and Law & Order. ABC's The Bachelor was No. 6.
- 1. Grey's Anatomy: Arizona & Alex: The First Flight
- 2. Mistresses: Toni Seduces Dom While Savi's Away
- 3. Desperate Housewives: Actors Picking up Character Traits
- 4. Empire: Pilot
- 5. The Vampire Diaries: A Bird in a Gilded Cage
- 6. American Idol: Top 9 Perform
- 7. Neighbors With Benefits: Welcome To The Neighborhood