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Season To Date Top Broadcast Shows though May 18

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May 21st, 2008

Monday House Continues to 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. 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
1 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX  14,009  27,685 1 50.6%
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX  13,282  26,323 2 50.5%
3 Desperate Housewives ABC  8,468  17,270 6 49.0%
4 HOUSE -TUE 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  7,483  14,358 11 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  6,748  11,273   59.9%
11 LOST ABC  6,389  11,688   54.7%
12 HOUSE-MON FOX  6,359  12,830 18 49.6%
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%
15 SURVIVOR: CHINA CBS  6,083  14,280 12 42.6%
16 CSI CBS  5,917  16,036 9 36.9%
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%
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 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.

 
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