Dallas Cowboys Lead 18-49 Year Old Viewing; Heroes Falls From Top 20

Categories: Nielsen Broadcast TV Show Ratings Adults 18-49

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November 18th, 2008

The Sunday Night Football matchup featuring the Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Redskins led all 18-49 year old viewing for the week. Heroes fell from the top 20, landing at number 27, and also trailing NBC shows 30 Rock (#24) and Law & Order: SVU (#25). The most-watched 60 Minutes since 1999 led all total broadcast viewing, but was second to the Dallas Cowboy effect among 18-49 year olds. Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy and House rounded out the top 5. CBS' top ranked show among 18-49 year olds was CSI at number six, though CBS did average the most 18-49 viewers during primetime last week.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows Among 18-49 year olds for the week ending November 16, 2008:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 7.4 9,783
2 60 Minutes CBS 6.3 8,325
3 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 6.2 8,221
4 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 5.7 7,554
5 HOUSE FOX 5.5 7,319
6 CSI CBS 5.1 6,783
7 CMA AWARDS(S) S ABC 5.0 6,585
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.9 6,498
9 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 4.6 6,040
10 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.2 5,552
11 Family Guy FOX 4.2 5,527
12 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 4.2 5,504
13 OFFICE NBC 4.1 5,357
14 SURVIVOR: GABON CBS 4.0 5,333
15 NCIS CBS 4.0 5,234
16 Mentalist, THE CBS 4.0 5,230
17 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 3.9 5,110
18 Simpsons FOX 3.9 5,092
19 Fringe FOX 3.8 5,029
20 Criminal Minds CBS 3.8 5,018

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

All numbers are Live + SD (live, plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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