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Overnight Results 11/8: CBS Sweeps

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November 9th, 2007

CBS has more viewers in 10pm hour than ABC & NBC Combined

Scoreboard for Thursday Nov 8 CBS ABC NBC FOX CW
Total Viewers (million) 19.41 12.94 7.63 7.62 3.80
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 5.8/15 5.0/13 3.5/9 2.4/6 1.5/4

CBS swept both viewers and the 18-49 demo on this "November Sweeps" Thursday.  It's lineup of Survivor: China, CSI, and Without a Trace dominated the night.  Although Grey's Anatomy did win the 18-49 Demo for the 9p-10p hour.  On to the shows:

Time Network Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
         
8:00 CBS Survivor: China 14.91 4.8/13
  FOX Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader 8.77 2.6/7
  ABC Ugly Betty 10.89 3.5/10
  NBC My Name is Earl 7.66 3.3/9
  CW Smallville 4.95 1.9/5
         
8:30 NBC 30 Rock 6.61 3.1/8
         
9:00 CBS CSI 21.92 6.4/15
  ABC Grey's Anatomy 19.3 7.9/19
  FOX Don't Forget the Lyrics 6.48 2.3/5
  NBC The Office 8.29 4.3/10
  CW Supernatural 3.01 1.2/3
         
9:30 NBC Scrubs 6.36 3.2/7
         
10:00 CBS Without A Trace 21.39 6.3/17
  NBC ER 8.42 3.4/9
  ABC Big Shots 8.62 3.6/9

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night’s results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

 
  • http://www.siuato.org Corey

    Why are people not watching the office? This under 10 million viewers and 6 percent of the share is no good. I'm just glad to see it's getting more share than Scrubs…..Scrubs is a fucking joke….unfortunately it isn't a funny one. Gives me hope.

  • Rockey

    41 million are watching CSI and Grey's. The Office is hanging in there considering the competition. And its 18-49 has to make NBC smile.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    For one thing the comedy genre is waning and it is also up against the two most highly viewed 60 minute dramas.

    The Office does not seem to resonate with the masses. I suspect there are a few reasons for this, but I like it the way it is (I don't resonate with the masses much myself). It consistently has a lot of DVR viewers (as a % of total viewers) but it's not enough to make it mainstream.

    The only show NBC has that consistently does better than 10 million viewers other than Sunday Night Football is Heroes.

  • http://www.siuato.org Corey

    Why are people not watching the office? This under 10 million viewers and 6 percent of the share is no good. I’m just glad to see it’s getting more share than Scrubs…..Scrubs is a fucking joke….unfortunately it isn’t a funny one. Gives me hope.

  • Rockey

    41 million are watching CSI and Grey’s. The Office is hanging in there considering the competition. And its 18-49 has to make NBC smile.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    For one thing the comedy genre is waning and it is also up against the two most highly viewed 60 minute dramas.

    The Office does not seem to resonate with the masses. I suspect there are a few reasons for this, but I like it the way it is (I don’t resonate with the masses much myself). It consistently has a lot of DVR viewers (as a % of total viewers) but it’s not enough to make it mainstream.

    The only show NBC has that consistently does better than 10 million viewers other than Sunday Night Football is Heroes.

  • everwood

    Big Shots did better than ER in total viewers and 18-49. Not by much but still better, I guess and hope that that is a positive sign for the chances that Big Shots will stick around.

  • everwood

    Big Shots did better than ER in total viewers and 18-49. Not by much but still better, I guess and hope that that is a positive sign for the chances that Big Shots will stick around.

  • Matt

    ^ Everwood, I hope so too. Big Shots is great…

  • Matt

    ^ Everwood, I hope so too. Big Shots is great…

  • Matthias Zucker

    Grey's Anatomy ran into the 10 pm hour. I would imagine that (unless this statistic has somehow taken that into account) this artificially increases Big Shots' ratings. The ratings are, after all, measured by the (half-)hour, not the show, right, at least in overnights?

    Anyway, CBS made a smart move with the CSI/Without A Trace crossover. And well enough. CSI has been a lot more elegant and worthwhile than the tired Grey's Anatomy for quite a while now.

  • Matthias Zucker

    Grey’s Anatomy ran into the 10 pm hour. I would imagine that (unless this statistic has somehow taken that into account) this artificially increases Big Shots’ ratings. The ratings are, after all, measured by the (half-)hour, not the show, right, at least in overnights?

    Anyway, CBS made a smart move with the CSI/Without A Trace crossover. And well enough. CSI has been a lot more elegant and worthwhile than the tired Grey’s Anatomy for quite a while now.

  • barbara

    Smallville's numbers are wrong. Finals: 4.644

  • barbara

    Smallville’s numbers are wrong. Finals: 4.644

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Barbara, sorry but we don't update the overnight results with final numbers published later — though we do use Nielsen's final LIVE+SD numbers in our weekly results.

    Matthias, the crossover between the CBS shows was extremely effective. If the writers ever come back to work, I think they'll try some more of that.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    And yes, Matthias, the overnights are based on half-hourly data and overruns (like Grey's into Big Shots) do artificially inflate the overnight results.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Barbara, sorry but we don’t update the overnight results with final numbers published later — though we do use Nielsen’s final LIVE+SD numbers in our weekly results.

    Matthias, the crossover between the CBS shows was extremely effective. If the writers ever come back to work, I think they’ll try some more of that.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    And yes, Matthias, the overnights are based on half-hourly data and overruns (like Grey’s into Big Shots) do artificially inflate the overnight results.

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