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Nielsen Ratings Fri, Feb 15: House Rerun Smacksdown Celine Dion

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February 16th, 2008

Scoreboard for Fri, Feb. 15, 2008 NBC FOX CBS CW ABC
Total Viewers (million) 7.99 7.13 6.86 4.54 4.45
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.2/7 2.6/8 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.3/4

NBC took the most viewers for the night with 1 vs. 100 and a two hour season finale of Las Vegas, but FOX won the 18-49 demo on the strength of two hours worth of House reruns.

CBS finished 3rd in both total viewers and the 18-49 demo with repeats of Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs with Celine Dion: That's Just the Woman in Me sandwiched in between.   Watching Ms. Dion get beatdown in the ratings by Las Vegas in terms of viewers and a House repeat in terms of 18-49 viewers -- I'm fine with it really.  But as we all know, if I were running CBS, there would probably be reruns of Two and a Half Men on 50% of the time. 

Which just goes to show, if I was running CBS it would be getting better ratings and making more money.  Why isn't Big Brother on Friday nights?  How do the CBS people get to keep their jobs?  The FOX execs figured it out, CBS didn't. 

But we'll give our props to Jeff Zucker and the peacocks at NBC for winning every single half hour of the night in terms of total viewers.  And we'll sling our arrows at ABC.  Shame on you ABC, getting smacked down by the CW.  Sad, just sad.

See the full night's half hourly details:

sorry TVBigshots players, all I got was the half hourly data and at "press time" HH Ratings info was unavailable.  If Friday night HH Ratings data is important to you, you can look for it on Zap2it later.

Time Network Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
8:00 ABC Grey's Anatomy (Repeat) 3.76 0.9/3
  CBS Ghost Whisperer (Repeat) 6.43 1.7/6
  NBC 1 vs. 100 7.54 1.8/6
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 4.33 1.2/4
  FOX House (Repeat) 6.52 2.2/7
         
8:30 ABC Grey's Anatomy (Repeat) 3.29 0.9/3
  CBS Ghost Whisperer (Repeat) 6.5 1.8/6
  NBC 1 vs. 100 8.52 2.2/7
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 4.5 1.3/4
  FOX House (Repeat) 7.12 2.4/8
         
9:00 ABC Desperate Housewives (Repeat) 3.2 1.0/3
  CBS Celine Dion Special 7.57 1.5/3
  NBC Las Vegas (Season Finale) 7.83 2.2/7
  FOX House (Repeat) 7.12 2.7/8
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 4.49 1.3/4
         
9:30 ABC Desperate Housewives (Repeat) 2.99 0.9/3
  CBS Celine Dion Special 7.5 1.4/4
  NBC Las Vegas (Season Finale) 8.07 2.3/7
  FOX House (Repeat) 7.78 3.0/9
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 4.49 1.4/4
         
10:00 ABC 20/20 6.43 1.8/5
  CBS Numb3rs (Repeat) 6.53 1.5/5
  NBC Las Vegas (Season Finale) 7.91 2.3/7
         
10:30 ABC 20/20 7.01 1.9/6
  CBS Numb3rs (Repeat) 6.63 1.7/5
  NBC Las Vegas (Season Finale) 8.07 2.3/7

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

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  • http://www.tv.com/users/vendbien/profile.php?tag=login;myprofile Jon V

    Robert/Bill – I’ve got a good question for you. I bought Las Vegas last week on the TVBS contest, looking ahead to last night’s season finale (and intend on buying Amnesia for next week). Should I wait until the results come out next (Tues/Wed) and get the ratings price bounce on a show that is done and not get the premiere points for a new show. Or do it now and have Amnesia on my schedule for the coming week (or both)?

  • http://www.tv.com/users/vendbien/profile.php?tag=login;myprofile Jon V

    Robert/Bill – I’ve got a good question for you. I bought Las Vegas last week on the TVBS contest, looking ahead to last night’s season finale (and intend on buying Amnesia for next week). Should I wait until the results come out next (Tues/Wed) and get the ratings price bounce on a show that is done and not get the premiere points for a new show. Or do it now and have Amnesia on my schedule for the coming week (or both)?

  • http://www.tv.com/users/vendbien/profile.php?tag=login;myprofile Jon V

    Robert/Bill – I’ve got a good question for you. I bought Las Vegas last week on the TVBS contest, looking ahead to last night’s season finale (and intend on buying Amnesia for next week). Should I wait until the results come out next (Tues/Wed) and get the ratings price bounce on a show that is done and not get the premiere points for a new show. Or do it now and have Amnesia on my schedule for the coming week (or both)?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Jon, Bill is on vacation with his wife and kids, and I regret I don’t understand the nuances of the game as well as he. I was under the impression that if you owned Las Vegas as of last Sunday to get the points for yesterday and sold it before Monday you would get the points come next Wednesday whether you were still holding the show or not. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Jon, Bill is on vacation with his wife and kids, and I regret I don’t understand the nuances of the game as well as he. I was under the impression that if you owned Las Vegas as of last Sunday to get the points for yesterday and sold it before Monday you would get the points come next Wednesday whether you were still holding the show or not. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  • Adam

    Everyone should have tuned into Celine Dion’s TV Special! It was THE BEST thing on TV last night and maybe this whole year – so far – in terms of music.

    The diva rocks and rules!

    What a voice and what a performer!

  • Adam

    Everyone should have tuned into Celine Dion’s TV Special! It was THE BEST thing on TV last night and maybe this whole year – so far – in terms of music.

    The diva rocks and rules!

    What a voice and what a performer!

  • Roger Bourassa

    The Celine Dion Special on CBS was not to be missed! The lady has class, rythm and an outstanding voice. She was also sexy like we have rarely seen her before. Her performance with Josh Groban so moving and her ‘River Deep Mountain High’ opening was explosive.

  • Roger Bourassa

    The Celine Dion Special on CBS was not to be missed! The lady has class, rythm and an outstanding voice. She was also sexy like we have rarely seen her before. Her performance with Josh Groban so moving and her ‘River Deep Mountain High’ opening was explosive.

  • Roger Bourassa

    The Celine Dion Special on CBS was not to be missed! The lady has class, rythm and an outstanding voice. She was also sexy like we have rarely seen her before. Her performance with Josh Groban so moving and her ‘River Deep Mountain High’ opening was explosive.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Adam & Roger: eh, more people care about no-talents on American Idol who we’ve never heard of. A LOT more people care about that than Celine.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Adam & Roger: eh, more people care about no-talents on American Idol who we’ve never heard of. A LOT more people care about that than Celine.

  • Larry

    Celine’s tv specials usually garner much higher ratings, her 1999 special got around 18 million viewers, her 2003 special around 14 million, etc.

    This was actually her 5th special, apparently it didn’t reach the success of the past ones? But still not too bad

  • Larry

    Celine’s tv specials usually garner much higher ratings, her 1999 special got around 18 million viewers, her 2003 special around 14 million, etc.

    This was actually her 5th special, apparently it didn’t reach the success of the past ones? But still not too bad

  • Larry

    Celine’s tv specials usually garner much higher ratings, her 1999 special got around 18 million viewers, her 2003 special around 14 million, etc.

    This was actually her 5th special, apparently it didn’t reach the success of the past ones? But still not too bad

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