Nielsen Ratings Monday June 23: The Charlie Sheen Effect

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June 24th, 2008

Total Viewers (million) 7.21 6.89 6.38 5.71 1.11
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.2/7 2.1/6 2.2/7 1.8/5 0.5/2

Anchored by Charlie Sheen and Two and A Half Men (top viewers at 9.04 million and demo 3.0 rating / 9 share adults 18-49), CBS took the viewership crown and a tie in the demo with ABC for the night. Marc Berman calls The Bachelorette "corny" but the numbers speak for themselves (7.52m, 2.5/8). It was the #2 show for the night in both viewers and demo adults and was able to lift ABC to a demo tie even while weighed down by The Mole. Fox reruns of Bones and House ran nearly as well for viewers and demo adults finishing reasonably close seconds in both. NBC's reality line up of American Gladiators and Nashville Star couldn't match up to either ABC reality or CBS & Fox reruns. Berman notes that CW's Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill aren't strong in rerun. Heck, they're not strong in original episodes either!

Full details:

Time Net Show Viewers Live+SD (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette (8-10p) 7.52 2.5/8
  FOX Bones (repeat) 6.40 1.8/6
  CBS The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 5.46 1.7/6
  NBC American Gladiators 4.91 1.7/6
  CW Gossip Girl (repeat) 1.16 0.5/2
8:30 CBS How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 5.54 2.0/6
9:00 CBS Two And A Half Men (repeat) 9.04 3.0/9
  FOX House (repeat) 7.38 2.4/7
  NBC Nashville Star (9-11p) 6.11 1.9/6
  CW One Tree Hill (repeat) 1.07 0.5/1
9:30 CBS Rules of Engagement (repeat) 6.09 2.4/7
10:00 CBS CSI: Miami (repeat) 8.17 2.2/6
  ABC The Mole 4.11 1.6/5

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.


Overnights: Local metered-market ratings service of Nielsen Station Index (NSI) in which household ratings and shares are provided to clients the morning following the day or evening of telecast.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

For more information on all the definitions see Numbers 101.

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