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'Candelabra,' 'Dancing With the Stars' Top Nielsens

May 31, 2013

David Bauder

A healthy number of HBO subscribers were curious about Michael Douglas' performance as Liberace in the TV movie "Behind the Candelabra."

The Nielsen company said the 2.4 million people who tuned in to the movie's premiere over the Memorial Day weekend represented the network's biggest audience for one of its original movies since "Something the Lord Made" in 2004. Another 1.1 million people saw a repeat of the Liberace movie that began right after the first airing.

Dancing ruled over singing last week on the broadcast networks, depending on which audience you followed. ABC's two "Dancing With the Stars" airings last week had around 15 million viewers, the most- watched program on television. Among the younger demographic that are attractive to advertisers, however, NBC's "The Voice" was more popular.


May 20-26

1. "Dancing With the Stars Results," ABC, 15.2 million.

2. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.97 million.

3. "Criminal Minds," CBS, 11.01 million.

4. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 10.81 million.

5. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 10.18 million.

6. "Modern Family," ABC, 10.01 million.

7. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 9.06 million.

8. "Hawaii Five-0," CBS, 9 million.

9. NBA Playoffs: Indiana vs. Miami (Wednesday), TNT, 8.31 million.

10. NBC News: Oklahoma Tornado Coverage (Tuesday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 8.16 million.

11. "Mike & Molly," CBS, 7.92 million.

12. "NCIS: Los Angeles" (Tuesday, 8 p.m.), CBS, 7.86 million.

13. "NCIS" (Tuesday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 7.81 million.

14. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 7.71 million.

15. "The Middle," ABC, 7.7 million.

16. "The Big Bang Theory" (Monday, 9 p.m.), CBS, 7.46 million.

17. NBA Playoffs: Miami vs. Indiana (Sunday), TNT, 7.28 million.

18. "NCIS" (Tuesday, 10 p.m.), CBS, 7.23 million.

19. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600, Fox, 7.13 million.

20. NBA Playoffs: Indiana vs. Miami (Friday), TNT, 6.98 million.

Originally published by DAVID BAUDER Associated Press.

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