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Nielsen Ratings Top 20: Talent and Wipeout Again Win Most Viewers

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July 15th, 2008

America's Got Talent on NBC and Wipeout on ABC again took the two top spots and again Wipeout was the better performer in the 18-49 demographic. AGT slipped to fourth in the demo where Wipeout remained number two. Wipeout picked up more than an additional million versus the previous week and AGT added an additional 700,000+ viewers.

ABC must also be very pleased so far with the current installment of The Bachelorette. Two airings were #3 and #5 both overall and in the 18-49 demo. But The Bachelorette is much more of a solo pursuit and more people are watching Wipeout together. Though Wipeout trailed the special airing of The Bachelorette by a full household ratings point, Wipeout had 600,000+ more viewers.

Greatest American Dog was #6 overall, but 19th in the 18-49 demographic. The season finale of Hell's Kitchen was #9 overall and finished first in the 18-49 demo. So You Think You Can Dance? remained solid for FOX, taking the #8 and #11 spots overall and placing 6th and 7th in the 18-49 year old demo.

Flashpoint was 15th overall but was not among the top 30 shows in the 18-49 demographic. This means in the demo it came behind Moment of Truth (#30), four episodes of Univison's Feugo En La Sangre (#25 and #27-#29 in the 18-49 year old demographic). The 10pm premiere on Sunday of Big Brother was 32nd overall with 6.18 million viewers. It place #20 in the 18-49 rankings.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending 07/13/08:

Rank Shows Net HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD) # OF HOMES (LIVE+SD) (000) # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) 18-49 Rank
1 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT NBC 7.9 13 8,894 12,729 4
2 WIPEOUT ABC 6.0 11 6,806 10,598 2
3 BACHELORETTE, THE-7/7(S) ABC 7.0 12 7,912 9,990 3
4 CSI (R ) CBS 6.6 11 7,481 9,857 16
5 BACHELORETTE, THE ABC 6.7 11 7,609 9,530 5
6 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG CBS 6.2 12 6,938 9,528 19
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN (R) CBS 5.9 10 6,659 9,139 9
8 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED FOX 5.5 10 6,240 8,934 6
9 HELL'S KITCHEN FOX 5.3 9 6,019 8,913 1
10 CSI: NY (R) CBS 5.9 10 6,665 8,895
11 SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU FOX 5.3 9 5,948 8,853 7
12 NCIS (R ) CBS 5.9 10 6,652 8,623
13 CSI: MIAMI (R) CBS 5.7 10 6,378 8,411 21
14 60 Minutes (R) CBS 5.7 12 6,443 8,203
15 FLASHPOINT CBS 5.3 10 6,012 8,131
16 HOUSE-MON 9P (R) FOX 5.0 8 5,678 7,926 11
17 Criminal Minds (R) CBS 5.0 9 5,659 7,831
18 PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME (R) CBS 4.9 9 5,561 7,712
19 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD NBC 4.9 9 5,551 7,535 23
20 48 HOURS MYSTERY TUE (R) CBS 5.3 9 5,978 7,352

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

All numbers above based on live plus same day DVR viewing.

 
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