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Top Broadcast Shows Dec 10-16

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December 18th, 2007

CBS Dominates

CBS took the top three spots, four of the top five, eight of the top 10 and eleven out of the top twenty. CBS led with CSI and the finale of Survivor: China but even managed to place reruns of NCIS and Two and a Half Men in the top 20. Only football -- Sunday Night Football on NBC and The OT (football overrun) on FOX kept CBS from total top 10 dominance. The only show ABC placed on the entire top 20? Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at #14. Ouch.

Top 20 shows by viewers for the week of 12/10-12/16/07:

Rank PROGRAMS ORIG HH RATING (LIVE+SD) # OF PERSONS 2+ (LIVE+SD) (000)
1 CSI CBS 12.5 19,874
2 SURVIVOR: CHINA FINALE(S) CBS 8.5 15,184
3 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 10.0 15,147
4 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 9.5 14,614
5 SURVIVOR: CHINA CBS 8.7 14,487
6 CSI: NY CBS 9.4 14,355
7 Criminal Minds CBS 9.0 14,175
8 CSI: MIAMI CBS 9.2 14,113
9 OT, THE FOX 8.4 13,543
10 60 Minutes CBS 8.7 13,358
11 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 8.4 13,182
12 DEAL OR NO DEAL 12/10(S) NBC 8.0 12,624
13 SURVIVOR: CHINA REUNION(S) CBS 7.3 12,257
14 Extreme Makeover:HOME ED. ABC 7.1 11,849
15 NCIS (Repeat) CBS 7.7 11,690
16 Two and a Half Men (Repeat) CBS 7.3 11,487
17 DEAL OR NO DEAL 12/11(S) NBC 7.3 11,305
18 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 7.3 11,086
19 Simpsons FOX 6.0 10,070
20 Biggest Loser 4 NBC 6.3 9,827

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2007 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Rena Moretti

    Another thing that is rarely discussed in the press is how some shows re-run really well.

    It's extremely important because they can be amortized over more runs than shows like 24 or Lost that don't re-run well.

    NCIS and 2 1/2 Men placed a re-run in the Top 20, which is quite an accomplishment.

  • Rena Moretti

    Another thing that is rarely discussed in the press is how some shows re-run really well.

    It’s extremely important because they can be amortized over more runs than shows like 24 or Lost that don’t re-run well.

    NCIS and 2 1/2 Men placed a re-run in the Top 20, which is quite an accomplishment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=800999126 Ken

    NCIS and 2 1/2 Men placed a re-run in the Top 20, which is quite an accomplishment.

    yeah the accomplishment of being the only thing even close to interesting on that night, Duel/Clash of the Choirs, as the great Bill Walton once said “gang me with a spoon”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=800999126 Ken

    NCIS and 2 1/2 Men placed a re-run in the Top 20, which is quite an accomplishment.

    yeah the accomplishment of being the only thing even close to interesting on that night, Duel/Clash of the Choirs, as the great Bill Walton once said “gang me with a spoon”

  • Rena Moretti

    I'm not sure what your point is Ken, but I'm pretty sure it's GAG me with a spoon. :)

    My point is that those are great shows that are huge hits and deserve to be talked about a lot more.

  • Rena Moretti

    I’m not sure what your point is Ken, but I’m pretty sure it’s GAG me with a spoon. :)

    My point is that those are great shows that are huge hits and deserve to be talked about a lot more.

  • Chris Maddox

    Didn't Pink Floyd write a song about TV programming in the vein of 2 1/2 men & NCIS? Comfortably Numb?

  • Chris Maddox

    Didn’t Pink Floyd write a song about TV programming in the vein of 2 1/2 men & NCIS? Comfortably Numb?

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