NFL and Saturday Night College Football Lead Among 18-49 Year Olds

Categories: Nielsen Broadcast TV Show Ratings Adults 18-49

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September 16th, 2008

As with the overall viewing, NFL and NCAA football consumed the first four spots among 18-49 year olds. The premiere of Fox's Fringe, #12 overall, was #5 among 18-49 year olds (and it's encore on Sunday was #21 among 18-49 year olds).  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Prison Break both made the list with season's premieres at #19 and #18 respectively.  Kitchen Nightmares number thirty-nine overall was number ten among 18-49 year olds.  Lots of Wipeout and America's Got Talent to go around as well, and in what seems like increasingly a rarity, 60 Minutes not only made the list, but made the top ten with a repeat (at least it was marked such by Nielsen).

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows (18-49 Demo) for the week ending 09/14/08:

Rank Shows Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 7.2 9,530
2 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 5.3 7,036
3 SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL ABC 4.7 6,186
4 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 4.4 5,757
5 Fringe FOX 3.2 4,236
6 BONES FOX 3.0 3,921
7 Wipeout SP-9/9(S) ABC 3.0 3,898
8 60 Minutes (R) CBS 2.9 3,872
9 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-WED NBC 2.9 3,815
10 Kitchen Nightmares FOX 2.9 3,809
11 Wipeout ABC 2.9 3,790
12 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS 2.9 3,763
13 SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME ABC 2.8 3,723
14 Big Brother 10-THU CBS 2.7 3,629
15 HOLE IN WALL THU-8:30P FOX 2.6 3,481
16 Big Brother 10-TUE CBS 2.6 3,453
17 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT NBC 2.6 3,409
18 PRISON BREAK FOX 2.6 3,380
19 TERMINATOR: SRH CNR CHRON FOX 2.4 3,156
20 AMERICA'S GOT TALENT 9/11(S) NBC 2.4 3,152

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved

 
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