FOX's dominance in the weekly top 20 continues, with FOX taking the top four spots with all three airings of American Idol followed by Moment of Truth. The only other shows FOX placed on the list were both airings of New Amsterdam (#6 and #15).
ABC placed four shows in the top 20 (all were in the top 10) with a 20/20: The Royal Family special, LOST, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Oprah's Big Give. Extreme Makeover beat out Oprah. Perhaps Obama would be better off if Extreme Makeover backed him rather than Oprah- or better still, uh, Simon.
CBS lone entry in the top 10 was the granddaddy of reality shows, Survivor: Micronesia. But CBS placed seven more shows in the top 20, and other than 60 Minutes and the primetime version of The Price is Right on Friday, all the other shows CBS placed were repeats, again earning its status as both the most watched network for reruns and people 55 and older. If we don't see another run of primetime TPIR (and probably on Fridays) from CBS as a regular thing I'll be very surprised.
The peacocks at NBC could place but two shows in the top 20: Deal or No Deal (#12) and Law & Order (#18). Law & Order seems to be running out of steam. A rerun of CBS' NCIS did better than L&O. And so did a rerun of Two and a Half Men, and a rerun of CSI.
I know there are a lot of fans of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on our site. The finale of TSCC came in 33rd for the week on a HH Ratings basis with a 5.0/7 and 8.29 million viewers. I believe factoring the 18-49 component, Summer Glau can easily proclaim "I'll be back." Unless you actually can vaporize a terminator with a car bomb. I'm pretty sure you can't.
Top 20 Shows by viewers for the week ending 03/09/08:
|RANK||PROGRAMS||ORIG||HH RATING (LIVE+SD)||HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)||# OF PERSONS 2+ (LIVE+SD) (000)|
|3||AMERICAN IDOL THU SP-3/6(S)||FOX||15.0||23||26,502|
|4||MOMENT OF TRUTH||FOX||8.8||14||14,719|
|5||20/20: THE ROYAL FAMILY(S)||ABC||9.7||15||14,142|
|6||NEW AMSTERDAM (Premiere)||FOX||8.2||12||13,495|
|9||EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.||ABC||7.3||12||12,407|
|10||OPRAH'S BIG GIVE||ABC||7.4||11||11,878|
|12||DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON||NBC||6.7||10||10,821|
|13||PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME||CBS||6.4||11||10,297|
|14||NCIS (R )||CBS||6.7||10||10,246|
|15||NEW AMSTERDAM SP-3/6 9P(S)||FOX||6.2||10||10,123|
|16||TWO AND A HALF MEN (R )||CBS||6.3||9||9,957|
|17||CSI (R )||CBS||6.4||10||9,712|
|18||LAW AND ORDER||NBC||6.5||11||9,630|
|19||WITHOUT A TRACE (R )||CBS||6.5||11||9,568|
|20||CSI: MIAMI (R )||CBS||6.4||11||9,355|
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