As with overall viewership, FOX completely dominated and held every slot in the top five. Perhaps it's the stock market, perhaps it's the cold gray weather in San Francisco, or that I feel about as good as the weather... But when I look at the gap between the #1 show and the #5 show, and the gap between #5 and everything else, I wonder how any of the network executives (save perhaps at FOX, this week) are allowed to keep their jobs.
FOX took 6 out of the top 10 spots, NBC took 3, and CBS, just one. In terms of the top 10, ABC was completely shut out, and only had one show in the entire top 20 (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at #13).
OK, perhaps it's just jealousy. I always dreamed of growing up and making millions and millions of dollars for mediocre performance. It never happened (not the millions and millions, at least), but it's good to know it's not completely outside the realm of possibility.
|RANK||PROGRAMS||ORIG||P18-49 RATING (LIVE+SD)||# OF PERSONS 18-49 (LIVE+SD) (000)|
|1||FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP(S)||FOX||20.6||27,022|
|2||FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP-GUN(S)||FOX||16.7||21,853|
|5||FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP-POST(S)||FOX||9.4||12,299|
|6||DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON||NBC||5.0||6,567|
|7||LAW AND ORDER:SVU||NBC||4.6||6,081|
|9||CSI: MIAMI (R )||CBS||4.3||5,580|
|10||TERMINATOR: SRH CNR CHRON||FOX||4.2||5,536|
|12||TWO AND A HALF MEN (R )||CBS||3.8||4,992|
|13||EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.||ABC||3.8||4,959|
|14||SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER||FOX||3.7||4,852|
|15||LAW AND ORDER||NBC||3.6||4,780|
|16||CSI (R )||CBS||3.5||4,604|
|18||DONT FORGET THE LYRICS||FOX||3.4||4,488|
|19||WITHOUT A TRACE||CBS||3.4||4,420|
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