TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Stumbles, Still Leads

A week after hitting a season high in viewers, the ABC show takes a considerable hit to its Nielsen numbers.
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American Idol topped Sunday's adults 18-49 ratings and was the No. 1 entertainment show in viewers, but it fell a good amount from the previous week's strong showing.

Idol is currently at a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.72 million viewers, pending updates for ABC's live, coast-to-coast broadcast. That's down 21 percent vs. last week's early 18-49 rating and 15 percent in viewers. It will likely adjust up some in the finals but probably won't reach the 1.6 and 8.74 million viewers for the prior week's show.

Idol adjusted up slightly to 1.2 in adults 18-49 and 7.49 million viewers in the final ratings.

America's Funniest Home Videos drew a 0.9 for ABC and Shark Tank a 0.7.

NBC got a 0.8 for the season finale of World of Dance, even with a week ago. Its 3.56 million viewers is the best mark for the show since mid-March. Good Girls followed with a 0.5, off a little bit week to week.

CBS' numbers are subject to change due to a golf broadcast running about 20 minutes into primetime. Following 60 Minutes (0.6, 7.6 million viewers), The Red Line held steady with the 0.4 in adults 18-49 for its premiere a week earlier. NCIS: Los Angeles drew a 0.5, a series low in the demo.

The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers and Family Guy all posted 0.7s for Fox. Supergirl (0.3) and Charmed (0.2) were both steady on The CW.

ABC led the night in adults 18-49 with a 1.0 rating. NBC finished second at 0.7, followed closely by Fox at 0.6. CBS averaged 0.5, pending updates. Univision posted a 0.4, Telemundo a 0.3 and The CW a 0.2. 

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May 7, 7:40 a.m. Updated with final ratings numbers.