American Idol Takes Top 2 Spots, Followed by Dancing With The Stars
Fox'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)|
|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|
|8||HOUSE - TUE||FOX||16,208|
|10||NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL||NBC||15,862|
|13||MOMENT OF TRUTH||FOX||14,172|
|17||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||13,074|
|18||EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.||ABC||12,862|
|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.