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|
|4||GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM||ABC||5.7||7,554|
|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|
|12||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER||CBS||4.2||5,504|
|17||BIG BANG THEORY, THE||CBS||3.9||5,110|
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
All numbers are Live + SD (live, plus same day DVR viewing)