|Scoreboard for Tue. April 22, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||17.78||10.73||8.54||6.49||1.98|
|/Share: Adults 18-49||6.9/18||2.7/7||2.1/6||2.3/6||0.9/2|
ruled again, followed by and the network rankings reflect that. FOX won everything, and mock me if you must for my love of Hell's Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay but a 5.1 in the 18-49 demo is hard to come by. If you don't believe me, just look at the data table because Hell's Kitchen was the only show besides itself that could pull it off - and that was after it lost more than half of Idol's lead-in. Lead-in, schmead-in. Bah!
NBC is really missing, and I mean, really missing The, though fortunately it still had Law & Order: to fall back on.
I can't really write anything new about According to Jim on ABC. If the DVD and syndication for the show are so lucrative that ABC winds up renewing it, I think it must say a lot about what ABC views as the prospects for broadcast network primetime television. We'll see.
Fortunately ABC haswhere the results show pulled in almost 17.5 million viewers. But this is why you have to be impressed with Hell's Kitchen. With six million fewer viewers overall, HK beat DWTS in the demo by 25%! Boston Legal had one of its better performances lately, though its numbers will likely be adjusted down a little bit in the finals because of DWTS overrun into the 10pm hour.
Ok, I'll just say it. I miss Jericho. Probably writing about it more than watching it, but either way, I miss it. And while on a cost basis everything CBS has run in the 10pm slot since then is much cheaper other than a special Tuesday at 10pm edition of: Miami. And except for the : Miami, Jericho performed better in the slot. Which I admit isn't probably saying much, but still. If I were running CBS I'd figure out something new to put on Monday's at 10pm and end the Tuesday 10pm curse by moving : Miami there.
I can't really fault CBS for not doing that from the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset, but other than the 8pm slot with, things are pretty broken for CBS on Tuesdays right now.
Though I didn't see the 18-34 breakout yet, where I'm sure how thoroughly MTV's The Hills trounced it on Monday night?did better, especially among women, Reaper didn't do much worse overall, and considering it improved over Beauty and the Geek by more than 800,000 viewers, it deserves some credit. Speaking of , did you see
Tuesday night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|NBC||Most Outrageous Moments||4.20||1.3/4||2.9|
|ABC||According to Jim||4.29||1.4/4|
|CW||Beauty and the Geek||1.56||0.7/2||1.5|
|8:30||ABC||According to Jim (Repeat)||4.07||1.4/4|
|NBC||Law & Order:||11.50||4.0/11||8.2|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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