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Final 2007-8 Season Top TV Shows By Viewers

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May 29th, 2008

American Idol Takes Top 2 Spots, Followed by Dancing with the Stars

American Idol on FOXFox's American Idol took the top 2 spots for average viewers for the 2007-8 broadcast prime-time season ended May 21, 2008 followed by 4 different airings of Dancing with the Stars (two nights from Fall, two nights from Spring).

Rounding out the top 10 were Desperate Housewives, the Tuesday airing of House, CSI, and NBC Sunday Night Football.

Final 2007-8 Season Prime-time Top Shows For Average Viewers


Rank Programs Network STD Viewers Live+SD (000)
1 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX  27,659
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX  26,838
3 DANCING W/THE STARS-MON ABC  21,150
4 Dancing with the Stars ABC  19,169
5 DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU ABC  19,163
6 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC  17,778
7 Desperate Housewives ABC  17,270
8 HOUSE - TUE FOX  16,208
9 CSI CBS  16,036
10 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC  15,862
11 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC  14,358
12 SURVIVOR: CHINA CBS  14,280
13 MOMENT OF TRUTH FOX  14,172
14 NCIS CBS  13,843
15 HOUSE-MON 9P FOX  13,536
16 CSI: MIAMI CBS  13,117
17 Two and a Half Men CBS  13,074
18 Extreme Makeover:HOME ED. ABC  12,862
19 60 Minutes CBS  12,820
20 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS  12,750

ABC and CBS both had 7 of the shows in the top 20, Fox 5 and NBC only 1.

Our chart shows the top 20 shows ranked on a season to date (STD) basis for average viewers.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
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