|Scoreboard for Weds. March 26, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||17.01||6.97||6.81||5.91||2.61|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||6.8/19||1.8/5||1.8/5||2.0/5||1.2/3|
FOX easily took Wednesday night in all ways. Its nearest competition averaged more than ten million fewer viewers. While NBC and CBS were in a close battle for distant second in terms of total viewers, last place ABC (next to last, if you count the CW) came in second in the 18-49 demo.
Indeed, aside from FOX, only ABC could hit (but not surpass) the 18-49 "Mendoza Line" of a 2.0 rating in the demo. And I'm impressed with Supernanny's results since it was a repeat. I'm less impressed with Wife Swap since it was an original and didn't have to go up against American Idol and it's 25+ million viewers and 9.7/25 performance in the 18-49 demo.
Moment of Truth, while not the juggernaut AI is, had the second best 18-49 ratings to AI with a 3.9/11 in the demo and almost ten million viewers overall. While I can't bring myself to watch it (and I'm not sad about this), the 18-49 numbers are very impressive.
The only CBS show to have a 2.0 or better was Big Brother at 8pm with a 2.1/6. Of course the final two hours of the night were repeats (of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY). Things will change some when original episodes soon return.
NBC ran it's all Law & Order, all the time lineup of two repeats of Law & Order: CI. An original Law & Order won the 10pm hour but the numbers hardly looked good. I didn't see or DVR the episode, can someone confirm if that was actually an original? If it was, the peacocks might be a bit concerned. Update: It was a repeat, and those are really good numbers for a repeat at 10pm these days. Stick your feathers out, peacocks!
Tyra Banks again couldn't pull in 4 million Live+SD viewers with America's Next Top Model. Perhaps she'd do better on MTV.
Wednesday night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|NBC||Law & Order: CI (Repeat)||6.74||1.5/4||5.4|
|CW||Americas Next Top Model||3.5||1.7/5||3.1|
|FOX||Moment of Truth||9.98||3.9/11||6.5|
|9:00||CBS||Criminal Minds ( R)||6.93||1.5/4||5.2|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R )||6.12||1.6/4||4.9|
|ABC||Supernanny (R )||5.8||2.2/6||4.1|
|CW||Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (Repeat)||1.72||0.8/2||1.5|
|10:00||ABC||Men in Trees||5.61||1.5/4||3.7|
|NBC||Law & Order (Repeat)||8.05||2.4/6||6.5|
|CBS||CSI: NY (Repeat)||7.46||1.8/5||5.5|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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