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Season To Date Top Broadcast Shows though April 27

Categories: ',Nielsen Broadcast TV Show Ratings Adults 18-49

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May 1st, 2008

Lost, Two and a Half Men Move Up, House Poised to Drop

American Idol on FOXAmerican Idol continues to hold the top two spots in the season to date race for both adults 18-49 and total viewers. However, both the Tuesday and Wednesday airings lost both season to date viewers and adults 18-49 compared to their averages last week.

Desperate Housewives yet again 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. With its lackluster return numbers this week, I think it's likely that House will start moving down in the rankings beginning next week, so Housewives won't see much competitive pressure.
Season To Date Top Primetime Shows though April 27, 2008

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

14,371 28,236

1

50.9%

2

American Idol-WEDNESDAY

FOX

13,643 26,829

2

50.9%

3

Desperate Housewives

ABC

8,621 17,497

6

49.3%

4

HOUSE

FOX

8,405 16,208

8

51.9%

5

NBC Sunday Night Football

NBC

8,291 15,862

9

52.3%

6

MOMENT OF TRUTH

FOX

7,797 14,172

12

55.0%

7

GREY'S ANATOMY

ABC

7,377 14,148

13

52.1%

8

HEROES

NBC

6,958 11,575

 

60.1%

9

DANCING W/THE STARS-MON

ABC

6,922 21,150

3

32.7%

10

HELL'S KITCHEN

FOX

6,658 11,154

 

59.7%

11

LOST

ABC

6,429 11,901

 

54.0%

12

Dancing with the Stars

ABC

6,370 19,592

4

32.5%

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

5,952 12,998

16

45.8%

16

Two and a Half Men

CBS

5,857 12,960

17

45.2%

17

CSI

CBS

5,849 15,822

10

37.0%

18

THE OT

FOX

5,727 10,788

 

53.1%

19

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

5,551 10,991

 

50.5%

20

SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA

CBS

5,534 12,783

19

43.3%

Lost moved up one spot in the STD adults 18-49 rankings to #11, past one of the 3 airings of Dancing with the Stars.

Two and a Half Men also moved up the STD adults 18-49 rankings to #16 from #17 last week, passing CSI.

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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