Monday House Continues to Move Up
American Idol continues to hold the top two spots in the season to date race for both adults 18-49 and total viewers. Continuing the recent trend though, 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.
Season To Date Top Primetime Shows though May 18, 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|
|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%|
|9||DANCING W/THE STARS-MON||ABC||6,922||21,150||3||32.7%|
|13||DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU||ABC||6,200||19,163||5||32.4%|
|14||DANCING WITH THE STARS||ABC||6,153||19,165||4||32.1%|
|17||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||5,917||13,016||15||45.5%|
|18||EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.||ABC||5,886||12,862||17||45.8%|
|20||SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK||NBC||5,551||10,991||50.5%|
The Monday airings of House continued to move up the chart, from #15 to #12 for adults 18-49 and #18 for average viewers.
CSI and Two and A Half Men both moved past Extreme Makeover:Home Edition into the #16 & #17 spots for adults 18-49 respectively.
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.