Ah, the weekly Top 20 most viewed shows. This list ranks shows by total viewers, though I am including total households for your amusement as well. As a result you can see for yourself that, for example, CSI: NY is more of a solo pursuit while people gather round together to watch Hell's Kitchen together more.
#19: NY was on in almost 700,000 more homes than Hell's Kitchen (#16), but Hell's Kitchen had more than 400,000 viewers more viewers than :NY. I'm not sure there's really any point to that but am I so wrong for wanting to see Louross' mohawk catch fire? Family entertainment!
OF COURSEtook the top two spots and was third, though CBS' was right behind it ahead of both and 's . Though when the top 18-49 age demographic shows get published in a bit, both 's and the Housewives best by a fairly wide margin.
But then again, on that list, Hell's Kitchen which had over six million fewer total viewers than CSI also beat up on it. It's an interesting thing - that other list matters way more in the industry, but *this* is the list more people seem to care about.
The DWTS results show, it had the most viewers of any network during primetime last week. ABC had five, FOX four and NBC but one: #15 Law & Order: ., 's , , and CSI: Miami round out the top half of this list. CBS dominated this list with 10 shows so it's no surprise
My current favorite LOST, didn't make the list though it only missed out by six thousand viewers. Brothers & Sisters, Numb3rs, overnights for last night, Deal was down almost two million to 8.36 million last night. Ouch., Shark and Deal or No Deal (Monday) all had over 10 million viewers as well. Shark! But I'm especially impressed with Numb3rs as those numbers came on a Friday. Was last week Deal or No Deal's its last best effort? If the numbers don't change much from the
Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending 05/04/08:
|Rank||PROGRAMS||ORIG||HH(LIVE+SD)||HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)||# OF HOMES (LIVE+SD) (000)||Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000)|
|5||DANCING W/STARS RESULTS||ABC||11.4||17||12,815||17,059|
|7||GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM||ABC||10.2||16||11,549||15,313|
|13||WITHOUT A TRACE||CBS||8.7||15||9,790||12,834|
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