|Scoreboard for Weds. March 19, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||18.10||8.10||7.62||6.17||2.73|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||6.8/18||2.6/7||2.0/5||2.1/6||1.3/4|
Marc Berman reports that 54% of last night's programming was unscripted. I came up with 62% (8 out of 13 shows) and I'm not sure whether that's my error or his, but whether 54% or 61.5% -- still "most".With only one hour of AI, FOX still averaged (averaged!) ten million more viewers than its closest competitor overall, CBS. Granted, FOX only needed to program for 2 hours versus CBS' three hours, but a 10 million average beat down is worse than the Denver Nuggets giving up 136 points to the Detroit Pistons. A lot worse.was on, as well as Moment of Truth, so even without seeing the actual numbers I could write well in advance that FOX easily won the night, both overall and in the 18-49. All reality, all the time! Not really, but Wednesdays are certainly mostly reality, most of the time.
: Micronesia had a special Wednesday edition, and while Moment of Truth beat it out on a household ratings basis, had more viewers per screen, and about three quarters of a million more viewers. But Moment won the 18-49 demo, which has to be bad news for CBS. Not to pile on, but, ugh, airing at 9pm against ? Not so close. Or close it all. In fact, the only thing 's performance was close to was a repeat of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious on the CW. Next time CBS decides to air sometime besides the summer, it should be on the CW.
I still need to check out an episode of. Up against Idol, it still added a million more viewers from the 8pm airing of Wife Swap and had a 2.6/7 in the demo - stealing NBC's "we're the king of being second in the demo to " thunder.
NBC did however easily win the 10pm hour with a new episode of Law & Order trumping both a repeat of: NY and a new episode of Men in Trees.
A special thanks to the Nielsen gods of data distribution. The numbers came out on time which means I could do the write up and not miss a single second of men's the madness begin!action. Let
Wednesday night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|NBC||Law & Order: CI (Repeat)||5.63||1.4/4||4.5|
|FOX||Moment of Truth||10.66||4.1/12||6.8|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R )||6.78||1.6/4||5.2|
|CW||Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (Repeat)||1.75||0.9/2||1.5|
|10:00||ABC||Men in Trees||5.83||1.6/4||3.8|
|NBC||Law & Order||10.45||3.1/9||8.2|
|CBS||: NY (Repeat)||6.24||1.8/5||4.4|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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