|Scoreboard for Tue. April 15, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||17.02||11.91||9.36||8.82||1.54|
|/Share: Adults 18-49||6.7/17||4.5/12||2.3/6||2.3/6||0.6/2|
It was Tuesday which meansand another wide margin of victory for FOX, though the margin isn't quite what it used to be, it's still fairly wide. The bigger story may be second place NBC strutting around like a peacock. It has that right - it finished second overall and second in the 18-49 demo on the heels of two hours worth of The and a new Law & Order: .
I'm kind of cranky this morning so if you want to skip directly ahead to the show data, I won't hold it against you.
Considering Loser ran up against Idol part-way, those numbers are most impressive. Also, in its final half hour Loser beat out FOX's Hell's Kitchen in the 18-49 demo and had more total viewers too. NBC is also able to do something CBS can't do (unless it decides to move: Miami to Tuesday's at 10p!) put up great 10pm numbers. An original Law & Order: had over 13 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/share in the 18-49 demo. It beatdown one of my favorites Boston Legal across the board. Denny Crane! Ouch, your ratings suck! (compared to ). BL got 9.29 million viewers (likely to be adjusted down just a tad in the finals) and a 2.2/6 in the 18-49 demo. beat Boston Legal in the demo by 100%. That's a 100% beatdown.
Over on CBS they did just swell with a new, but then it was and a replacing the debacle that was Secret Talents of the Stars, but weighing down the tiffany crew nonetheless. Mystery only pulled in about half a million more viewers than Secret Talents. Jericho fans are about to be enraged that what you have replaced it with does even worse than it did! I understand Secret Talents and cost way less to make, but it's still, coupled with pitiful.
I know I'm supposed to blame Nina Tassler, and not my boy Les Moonves but here's the deal: I know Moonves is Making $37 million dollars a year. If Tassler is making 10% of that I'll be surprised, and even if she's making 20% of it, one thing you can bet on: I'm always going to blame the person making the most ( $37 million) money.
ABC's best show of course was theresults show. It drew 15 million viewers and a 3.4/8 as the botox tragedy that is Priscilla Presley apparently got the boot. I sure hope ABC is making a real mint on According to Jim in DVD and syndication, because here's a certainty: they're wasting a time-slot with a show that can't find 4 million viewers. I guess the good news is that relatively speaking repeats do as well as new episodes. One of each ran last night, and the ratings weren't vastly different.
I didn't watch Hell's Kitchen on the DVR yet (it's on the list), so I'll be turning my eyes away from any spoilers. As for, Kristy Lee Cook must go! I have no idea really, never watch it, but my own Tony Kornheiser has been calling for her ouster on ESPN's pretty much since the start of the season. Call me crazy, but someday I want to see a Hell's Kitchen season made up completely of Idol contestants who didn't win.
See Tuesday Night's Details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|ABC||According to Jim||3.86||1.3/4||2.6|
|CW||Beauty and the Geek||1.51||0.7/2||1.3|
|8:30||ABC||According to Jim (Repeat)||3.71||1.3/3||2.4|
|NBC||Law & Order:||13.27||4.7/12||9.6|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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