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Season To Date Top Broadcast Shows though April 13

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April 17th, 2008

American Idol Continues Ahead in Both Viewers And 18-49 Season To Date

American Idol on FOX

American Idol continues to hold the top two spots in the season to date race for both adults 18-49 and total viewers. The Tuesday edition's STD adults 18-49 average slipped slightly from last week, while its total viewer average gained slightly.

Desperate Housewives, which returned with new episodes last Sunday to less than stellar ratings, saw both its season to date averages slip a bit, but maintained the #3 spot for 18-49 and the #6 spot for total viewers.

Season To Date Top Primetime Shows though April 13

Adults 18-49 STD Rank

Programs

Network

STD Adults 18-49 Live+SD (000)

STD Viewers Live+SD (000)

Viewers STD Rank

% of viewers between 18-49

1

American Idol-TUESDAY

FOX

14,655 28,662

1

51.1%

2

American Idol-WEDNESDAY

FOX

13,947 27,314

2

51.1%

3

Desperate Housewives

ABC

8,813 17,739

6

49.7%

4

HOUSE

FOX

8,405 16,208

8

51.9%

5

NBC Sunday Night Football

NBC

8,291 15,862

10

52.3%

6

MOMENT OF TRUTH

FOX

7,797 14,172

12

55.0%

7

GREY'S ANATOMY

ABC

7,310 14,019

13

52.1%

8

HELL'S KITCHEN

FOX

7,027 11,529

 

61.0%

9

HEROES

NBC

6,958 11,575

 

60.1%

10

DANCING W/THE STARS-MON

ABC

6,922 21,150

3

32.7%

11

Dancing with the Stars

ABC

6,764 20,487

4

33.0%

12

LOST

ABC

6,375 11,882

 

53.7%

13

DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU

ABC

6,200 19,163

5

32.4%

14

SURVIVOR: CHINA

CBS

6,083 14,280

11

42.6%

15

Extreme Makeover:HOME ED.

ABC

5,983 13,033

16

45.9%

16

CSI

CBS

5,922 15,979

9

37.1%

17

Two and a Half Men

CBS

5,782 12,901

18

44.8%

18

THE OT

FOX

5,727 10,788

 

53.1%

19

SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA

CBS

5,571 12,860

19

43.3%

20

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

5,551 10,991

 

50.5%

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition slipped from #16 to #17 for season to date total viewers. CSI move up from #10 to #9 in season to date total viewers. Two and a Half Men moved up from #19 to #18 for total viewers, passing Survivor: Micronesia which fell back 3 spots to #19 for total viewers for the season.

Since these are season to date numbers, averaged since September, it's unlikely we will see many sudden moves on the list, but the fresh episodes now airing on all the networks may cause some turbulence in the list in the upcoming weeks.

Our chart shows the top 20 shows ranked on a season to date (STD) basis for adults 18-49 as well as those shows season to date average viewership numbers and rank.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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