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Season To Date Top Broadcast Shows though May 4

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May 8th, 2008

Two and a Half Men Moves Up to #15 Adults 18-49 STD

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 numbers turned up this week and it raised both its STD viewers and adults 18-49 averages, and it easily maintained the #3 spot for 18-49 and the #6 spot for total viewers.

Last week, I thought that House would start moving down in the rankings beginning this week, but the Nielsen STD averaging process counts separate timeslot airings of a show as different shows. So while the Monday night airings of House have been well down from its Fall airings on Tuesdays, they are counted as a separate show, and appear on the adults 18-49 ranking at #20. Presumably the Tuesday STD averages will remain the same for the rest of the season (since it will not air on Tuesday again), and will likely keep House at its current position.
Season To Date Top Primetime Shows though May 4, 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

14,253 28,093

1

50.7%

2

American Idol-WEDNESDAY

FOX

13,492 26,598

2

50.7%

3

Desperate Housewives

ABC

8,593 17,448

6

49.2%

4

HOUSE TUE 9PM

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

13

55.0%

7

GREY'S ANATOMY

ABC

7,410 14,209

12

52.2%

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

6,743 11,312

 

59.6%

11

LOST

ABC

6,403 11,808

 

54.2%

12

Dancing with the Stars

ABC

6,306 19,399

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 Edition

ABC

5,936 12,949

17

45.8%

16

CSI

CBS

5,878 15,898

9

37.0%

17

Two and a Half Men

CBS

5,871 12,960

15

45.3%

18

THE OT

FOX

5,727 10,788

 

53.1%

19

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

5,551 10,991

 

50.5%

20

HOUSE-MON 9P

FOX

5,529 11,373

 

48.6%

CSI moved up one spot in the STD adults 18-49 rankings to #16, past Two and a Half Men, which had passed it just the week before. CSI also moved up in the average viewer ranks to #9 just ahead of NBC Sunday Night Football.

Grey's Anatomy moved ahead of Moment of Truth to #12 in the average viewers STD ranking.

Two and a Half Men moved up two spots in the STD average viewer rankings to #15, past Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

As discussed above, the Monday 9PM airings of House made the adults 18-49 list at #20 displacing Survivor:Micronesia which moved down to #21.

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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