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Season To Date Top Broadcast Shows though May 11

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

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May 15th, 2008

Grey's Anatomy, Monday House Airings Move Up

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, they both continue to lose both viewers and adults 18-49 as the season nears completion.

Desperate Housewives also 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. On the other hand, Grey's Anatomy gained in both categories as well as moved up one spot to #11 in season to date viewers ahead of Survivor:China.
Season To Date Top Primetime Shows though May 11, 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

14,111 27,818

1

50.7%

2

American Idol-WEDNESDAY

FOX

13,347 26,401

2

50.6%

3

Desperate Housewives

ABC

8,514 17,323

6

49.1%

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

7,457 14,299

11

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

6,750 11,268

 

59.9%

11

LOST

ABC

6,389 11,741

 

54.4%

12

Dancing with the Stars

ABC

6,225 19,248

4

32.3%

13

DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU

ABC

6,200 19,163

5

32.4%

14

SURVIVOR: CHINA

CBS

6,083 14,280

12

42.6%

15

HOUSE MON 9PM

FOX

5,921 12,099

 

48.9%

16

Extreme Makeover:HOME ED.

ABC

5,913 12,917

17

45.8%

17

CSI

CBS

5,902 15,968

9

37.0%

18

Two and a Half Men

CBS

5,890 12,987

15

45.4%

19

THE OT

FOX

5,727 10,788

 

53.1%

20

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

5,551 10,991

 

50.5%

The Monday airings of House moved up the list to an STD rank of #15 for adults 18-49 as both its viewership and adults 18-49 numbers keep improving. They are, however, quite a bit below the levels set last fall with the Tuesday night airings.

CSI and Two and a Half Men traded places in the STD 18-49 rankings yet again, this time it's CSI moving a spot ahead to #17 [although both fell because the Monday House moved up].

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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