By JERRY BARMASH (@jerrybarmash)
Dancing With The Stars won the weekly battle with American Idol. But the original “reality TV,” 60 Minutes, won the week. The Nielsen ratings for the week ending May 5 show the CBS news magazine garnered an estimated 1.1 million ratings and a 5.6.
Dancing took second best with 1 million WABC viewers and a 5.5 rating. The results show landed in a tie for number six (891,000/4.5) with NBC’s The Voice (880,000/4.5). The Voice ranked tenth (804,000/4.1).
The struggles of Idol are highlighted again with eighth- and ninth-place results. The Fox singing showcase averaged 850,000 WNYW viewers and a 4.3 rating.
CBS’ drama NCIS was third for the week with 974,000 viewers and a 5.0.
The Big Bang Theory was fourth (951,000/4.8), while Modern Family notched 900,000 WABC viewers in fifth place.
More from the ratings after the jump
Buzz in Brooklyn as the Nets and Bulls went to Game 7 in the first round playoff series. TNT’s coverage of the game Saturday night tied for number 21 (587,000/3.0).
The latest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones tied for 23 (572,000/2.9).