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Niesen Ratings w/e Feb 10, 2008: FOX Still Super

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February 12th, 2008

HouseThe Super Bowl may be over, but FOX still took the top 3 spots in the weekly top 20 with both airings of American Idol and the last fresh episode of House.  Only the 50th Annual Grammy Awards kept FOX from taking the top 4 spots, but it got four out of five with Moment of Truth landing in fifth.

Grammys off, but not at record lows

Grammy performance was down and the overnight numbers were adjusted downward when the final numbers came out (from over 18 million down to 17.17 million)  While it wasn't the least watched ever, it was close!  The 50th annual airing narrowly edged out the 48th annual airing which had 17.01 million.  It was also record low performance in the 18-49 demographic however, but that's a story for another post.

ABC placed 4 shows on the list, its best efforts being Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and LOST.  NBC placed but two shows on the list, Deal or No Deal and a new Law & Order.  CBS placed nine shows on the list, with the premiere of Survivor: Micronesia being its best effort.  Notably for CBS, five of the nine shows it placed in the list were reruns -- making CBS the king of repeats.  Indeed, no other network placed a single rerun in the top 20, but CBS sneaks in five.

Top 20 shows by viewers for the week ending 02/10/08:

RANK PROGRAMS ORIG HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD) # OF PERSONS 2+ (LIVE+SD) (000)
1 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 15.7 23 27,914
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 14.6 23 26,278
3 HOUSE FOX 13.5 20 23,156
4 GRAMMY AWARDS(S) CBS 10.3 16 17,174
5 MOMENT OF TRUTH FOX 9.5 15 16,623
6 Extreme Makeover:HOME ED. ABC 8.9 13 15,770
7 LOST ABC 8.8 14 15,292
8 SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA CBS 8.1 13 14,019
9 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 7.7 12 13,157
10 60 Minutes CBS 8.6 14 13,057
11 20/20 SP EDITION-2/4(S) ABC 8.5 14 12,663
12 Two and a Half Men (R ) CBS 7.9 12 12,310
13 CSI (R ) CBS 7.8 12 11,842
14 WITHOUT A TRACE (R ) CBS 6.9 12 10,200
15 CSI: NY CBS 6.5 11 10,162
16 Law And Order NBC 6.9 11 10,056
17 DANCE WAR:BRUNO/CARRIEANN ABC 6.5 10 9,787
18 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 5.8 9 9,514
19 Criminal Minds (R ) CBS 6.2 10 9,478
20 NCIS (R ) CBS 6.3 10 9,473

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Ike

    Minor glitch: That should be “Grammys off” not “Grammy's off”. I beg you not to spread the debilitating and fast-growing infection of apostrophe abuse further across our sad, error-filled culture! Ain't hardly nothin' ever made plural with an apostrophe.

  • Ike

    Minor glitch: That should be “Grammys off” not “Grammy’s off”. I beg you not to spread the debilitating and fast-growing infection of apostrophe abuse further across our sad, error-filled culture! Ain’t hardly nothin’ ever made plural with an apostrophe.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Thanks Ike, but every time you bring this up when I go back in to fix it I see about 8 other errors. Next time, you have to report at least one other error! if all you can find is a stray apostrophe, I get a pass :)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Thanks Ike, but every time you bring this up when I go back in to fix it I see about 8 other errors. Next time, you have to report at least one other error! if all you can find is a stray apostrophe, I get a pass :)

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