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Nielsen Ratings for Thur Feb 21: Can FOX Be Stopped?

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February 22nd, 2008

Scoreboard for Thurs. Feb. 21, 2008 FOX CBS ABC NBC CW
Total Viewers (million) 17.85 12.19 8.87 6.09 2.90
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 6.6/16 3.3/8 3.4/8 2.5/8 1.2/3


small-simon.jpgA one hour Thursday edition of American Idol led FOX to the top of the leaderboard again in both total viewers and the 18-49 demo.  Indeed, it had almost twice as many viewers as Survivor: Micronesia.  It's not that Survivor isn't performing pretty well -- I mean come on, it's like its 117th season, but AI is just a ratings beast.  AI is like the New England Patriots were for 18 weeks.  Except for this: Idol *will* actually go undefeated!

In the 9pm hour, Lost won with the most viewers and most 18-49 viewers but interestingly was third in HH Rating behind the solid Don't Forget the Lyrics and an encore CSI.  It appears that last week's lost LOST viewers were not in fact Valentine's Day related.  It could be the show is just getting too crazy and confusing for some, although I confess I am enjoying it so much I DVR'd my fave, Supernatural which had one of its better nights with 3.2 million viewers.  And... my DVR spazzed :-(   iTunes for me. 

Lost had 13.53m compared to 13.62m last week (2/14) and 15.06m the week before (2/7).  It will be interesting to see if the DVR LIVE+7 numbers are going up.

At 10pm CBS crushed the field.  New episodes of Eli Stone and Lipstick Jungle were no match for a repeat of Without a Trace.    See for yourself:

Time Network Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share HH Rating
8:00 CBS Survivor: Micronesia 12.55 4.0/10 7
  FOX American Idol 23.17 8.4/21 13.9
  ABC Lost (Repeat) 5.47 1.7/4 3.9
  NBC My Name is Earl (2 repeats 8p-9p) 4.47 1.7/4 3.2
  CW Supernatural (Repeat) 2.57 1.0/3 2
           
9:00 CBS CSI (Repeat) 11.92 3.1/7 8.6
  FOX Dont Forget the Lyrics 12.52 4.8/11 7.8
  ABC Lost 13.53 5.7/13 7.6
  NBC Celebrity Apprentice 8.03 3.2/8 5.2
  CW Supernatural 3.22 1.3/3 2.3
           
10:00 CBS Without a Trace (Repeat) 12.09 3.0/8 9
  ABC Eli Stone 7.61 2.7/7 4.8
  NBC Lipstick Jungle 5.78 2.5/6 4

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

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  • Angie

    Wow, the Nighshifter episode (the repeat) did really well! It's too bad we are the only CW show not getting repeats during hiatus. It proves that with a little promotion and aired at another time (and possibly another night), our show's repeat ratings would be considerably higher.

  • Beth

    Robert-
    Great to hear Supernatural is a favorite of yours, but are you DVRing it to watch something else? I watch it live and get it from iTunes.

    To The Cw, please renew Supernatural!

  • http://raesofsunshine.blogspot.com Rachael

    Ohh!! Your DVR fails hard! I'm so sorry! But I have to tell you that I've heard that the Amazon downloads are a significantly better quality than the iTunes ones…

    I'm so happy about the better ratings for Supernatural this week! Yay!!

    Lost, on the other hand, has totally lost me… I can't be bothered with it anymore.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Beth — actually last night I had both Supernatural and Lost both programmed to record. I watch very little TV live besides sports.

    Rachel, I have nothing against the unbox downloads on Amazon other than I can't slap the episodes on my iPhone that way and weird as it may seem (I'll cop to being more quirky than average) I love watching video on the small screen! Lost is getting a little crazy, but I'm actually enjoying it.

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

    Don't get me wrong – 'Without a Trace' is a nice little show. Because it's now syndicated I usually catch it on (I think) TNT.

    But it's success – last night, especially – is more an indictment of the two NEW shows it was up against, namely ELI and LIPSTICK.

    That's got be embarrasing for ABC/NBC. I'm tempted to watch one and DVR the other just to decrease the shame.

  • Nessa

    I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad the Supernatural's numbers have gone up from the last few weeks. It's such a good show and completely underrated, and I'm completely boycotting the CW for the two months that SN is off the air until it comes back with its 4 new episodes in April…GO SN!!!!!

  • Angie

    Wow, the Nighshifter episode (the repeat) did really well! It’s too bad we are the only CW show not getting repeats during hiatus. It proves that with a little promotion and aired at another time (and possibly another night), our show’s repeat ratings would be considerably higher.

  • Beth

    Robert-
    Great to hear Supernatural is a favorite of yours, but are you DVRing it to watch something else? I watch it live and get it from iTunes.

    To The Cw, please renew Supernatural!

  • http://raesofsunshine.blogspot.com Rachael

    Ohh!! Your DVR fails hard! I’m so sorry! But I have to tell you that I’ve heard that the Amazon downloads are a significantly better quality than the iTunes ones…

    I’m so happy about the better ratings for Supernatural this week! Yay!!

    Lost, on the other hand, has totally lost me… I can’t be bothered with it anymore.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Beth — actually last night I had both Supernatural and Lost both programmed to record. I watch very little TV live besides sports.

    Rachel, I have nothing against the unbox downloads on Amazon other than I can’t slap the episodes on my iPhone that way and weird as it may seem (I’ll cop to being more quirky than average) I love watching video on the small screen! Lost is getting a little crazy, but I’m actually enjoying it.

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

    Don’t get me wrong – ‘Without a Trace’ is a nice little show. Because it’s now syndicated I usually catch it on (I think) TNT.

    But it’s success – last night, especially – is more an indictment of the two NEW shows it was up against, namely ELI and LIPSTICK.

    That’s got be embarrasing for ABC/NBC. I’m tempted to watch one and DVR the other just to decrease the shame.

  • Nessa

    I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad the Supernatural’s numbers have gone up from the last few weeks. It’s such a good show and completely underrated, and I’m completely boycotting the CW for the two months that SN is off the air until it comes back with its 4 new episodes in April…GO SN!!!!!

  • trish

    I think they should put “Supernatural” on CBS, then more people would know how good it is.
    I think that if “Supernatural” was on a major network, it would be one of the biggest programs out there. “Supernatural” would receive much more recogition that it does now. More people would know it actually exists. It has to be one of the best shows that has ever been on television and it is being hidden away. But, not hidden away from some of us who were fortunate to find it. It can be happy, sad, scary, funny, interesting, surprising, and it has one of the most real and wonderful sibling relationships (between the two brothers on the show) that I have ever seen.

  • trish

    Sorry forgot the “n” in recognition

  • trish

    I think they should put “Supernatural” on CBS, then more people would know how good it is.
    I think that if “Supernatural” was on a major network, it would be one of the biggest programs out there. “Supernatural” would receive much more recogition that it does now. More people would know it actually exists. It has to be one of the best shows that has ever been on television and it is being hidden away. But, not hidden away from some of us who were fortunate to find it. It can be happy, sad, scary, funny, interesting, surprising, and it has one of the most real and wonderful sibling relationships (between the two brothers on the show) that I have ever seen.

  • trish

    Sorry forgot the “n” in recognition

  • Brad

    It's not surprising that the viewership is dropping for Lost. I mean you wouldn't want someting intelligent and thought provoking. That would be too much for the American veiwing public, or at least the red states. It remindes me of Arressted Development too smart for its own good.
    Another great episode last, more revealed more questions. I love it, thinking, pondering, the best show ever!

  • Brad

    It’s not surprising that the viewership is dropping for Lost. I mean you wouldn’t want someting intelligent and thought provoking. That would be too much for the American veiwing public, or at least the red states. It remindes me of Arressted Development too smart for its own good.
    Another great episode last, more revealed more questions. I love it, thinking, pondering, the best show ever!

  • Josh

    Echoing trish here CBS should totally air Supernatural. They even could try airing it during the summer. It should get more ratings on CBS than the CW. Plus it could give the CW a nice boost since they are losing their powerhouse show “WWE Friday Night Smackdown” next fall. They should totally take NBC up on their offer for Friday Night Lights.

  • Josh

    Echoing trish here CBS should totally air Supernatural. They even could try airing it during the summer. It should get more ratings on CBS than the CW. Plus it could give the CW a nice boost since they are losing their powerhouse show “WWE Friday Night Smackdown” next fall. They should totally take NBC up on their offer for Friday Night Lights.

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