Arrogance doesn't usually go over very well, except on FOX. We're used to Simon Cowell on Gordon Ramsay isn't even more arrogant. I don't watch American Idol, but I do love Hell's Kitchen. Ramsay carries the whole show by himself really.being a part of this list in his role as a judge, but I'm not convinced that
He's likely providing a valuable service to millions of workers who hate their bosses. They watch the show and then when they get to work the next day, no matter how bad their boss is - it just can't seem as bad as Ramsay screaming "@%# you're a donkey!"
He may become insufferable if his performance in the 18-49 demographic continues though. Fortunately there is more LOST,'s and coming up to keep him humble, but last week HK beat out everything in the demo besides Idol and the first new episode of in months.
That puts Ramsay ahead of Charlie Sheen and, ahead of the NCAA semifinals last Saturday, ahead of all the other CSIs, , and even Oprah. HK did 70% better in the 18-49 demographic than Oprah. Yeah, yeah, I know - Oprah doesn't have as a lead-in, and this past Sunday it didn't even have a new episode of . But she's Oprah!
Over 60% of HK's total viewership is in the 18-49 demographic, for Oprah's Big Give that falls to 45%. HK had more total viewership as well, by about 2.43 million.
Although we lovingly mock CBS as the rocking chair network sometimes, CBS with many new scripted shows back in the lineup dominated the number of shows in the 18-49 top twenty with twelve. FOX had four, ABC had three and NBC had but one, ironically it was The.
Full 18-49 demographic top 20 for the week ending April 6, 2008:
|Rank||Show||Net||18-49 RATING (LIVE+SD)||18-49 Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000)|
|6||CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMP SA-2(S)||CBS||5.2||6758|
|10||MOMENT OF TRUTH||FOX||4.1||5422|
|11||: MIAMI - TUESDAY SP(S)||CBS||4.1||5313|
|12||DANCING W/STARS RESULTS||ABC||4.0||5270|
|15||CBS NCAA BSKBL-BRIDGE(S)||CBS||3.9||5151|
|16||WITHOUT A TRACE||CBS||3.9||5131|
|20||OPRAHS BIG GIVE||ABC||3.2||4209|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.