Football dominated the charts, with NFL Sunday Night Football on NBC and Saturday Night Football on ABC-- the NCAA matchup between Ohio State and USC (since there may be some Buckeyes fans here, we won't revisit the score). 60 Minutes took the third spot, in what Nielsen has listed as a repeat - the airing also ranked eighth among 18-49 year olds.
The premiere of Fox's Fringe weighed in at #12, and was fifth among 18-49 year olds. The encore airing of Fringe Sunday night was 45th, but 21st among 18-49 year olds. Bones was also strong for Fox coming in at number eleven, and sixth among 18-49 year olds.
In what is still a light week with less competition until the season kicks into full gear next week, a repeat of Law & Order: SVU on NBC made the list and America's Funniest Home Videos was #20.
Overall, NBC led the pack with eight shows, including the top spot, followed by CBS with six, ABC with four, and Fox with two. Fox performed better among the top twenty list for 18-49 year old viewing, where it placed six shows. If you don't see an 18-49 ranking in the overall top twenty list below, it just means that the show wasn't among the top 28 shows in the 18-49 demographic that we received data for.
Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending 09/14/08:
|Rank||Shows||Net||# Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000)||HH RATING (LIVE+SD)||HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)||# OF HOMES (LIVE+SD) (000)||18-49 Rank|
|1||NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL||NBC||17,834||10.8||18||12,378||1|
|2||SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK||NBC||13,559||7.9||13||9,094||2|
|3||60 MINUTES (R)||CBS||12,540||8.2||13||9,336||8|
|4||SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL||ABC||11,939||7.0||13||7,960||13|
|5||AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-WED||NBC||11,704||7.3||12||8,400||9|
|6||AMERICA'S GOT TALENT||NBC||11,612||7.3||11||8,310||17|
|7||FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3||NBC||10,849||6.4||11||7,385||4|
|8||AMERICA'S GOT TALENT 9/11(S)||NBC||9,833||6.3||11||7,238||20|
|9||DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON||NBC||9,651||6.2||10||7,111|
|10||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||9,177||6.0||9||6,834||12|
|15||CRIMINAL MINDS (R)||CBS||8,365||5.7||9||6,470|
|17||SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME||ABC||7,857||4.6||9||5,304|
|18||BIG BROTHER 10-THU||CBS||7,818||5.0||8||5,729||14|
|19||LAW AND ORDER:SVU (R)||NBC||7,612||5.1||9||5,859|
|20||AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS||ABC||7,507||4.5||8||5,114|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved
All numbers above based on live plus same day DVR viewing.