Ratings boost for “Survivor”


CBS says the finale of “Survivor: Gabon” out-delivered last May’s finale of "Survivor: Micronesia" in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Sunday.

From 8:30-10:30 pm (ET) Survivor: Gabon was second in households (7.8/12), viewers (13.76m), adults 25-54 (5.7/12) and adults 18-49 (4.5/10). NBC’s NFL game was, of course, first.

Compared to the May 11, 2008 Survivor: Micronesia finale, CBS was up +8% in households (from 7.2/12), +4% in adults 25-54 (from 5.5/13), +2% in adults 18-49 (from 4.4/11) and added +810,000 viewers (from 12.95m, +6%).