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Dancing With the Stars, CSI and NCIS lead weekly broadcast viewing

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November 25th, 2008

Soon it will be over for a while, but for the week ending November 23, even the Dancing with the Stars clip show made the weekly top twenty in terms of most-watched shows.

This list is really not all that meaningful, but...it's the list everyone seems to be used to -- the overall "most-watched" list. But the rankings are fun to look at, especially when you see NCIS at #3 overall, but #24 among 18-49 year olds. Shows like Grey's Anatomy and House and even Sunday Night Football this week get pushed down this list, but rank near the top of 18-49 year old viewing.

Of course there are fan favorites like The Office, The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother that perform very well among 18-49 year olds, and don't make this list at all. While 60 Minutes, Cold Case and Without a Trace do very well overall, but are no where to be found among the top 20 shows among 18-49 year olds. Wouldn't you rather see the top 20 list for 18-49 viewing?

No? I didn't think so onto this list:

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending 11/23/08:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD) 18-49 Rank
1 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 19,631 12.5 18 9
2 CSI CBS 18,446 11.3 17 6
3 NCIS CBS 17,990 10.9 17 24
4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 17,590 11.4 17 15
5 Criminal Minds CBS 16,334 10.2 16 11
6 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 15,913 10.1 15 1
7 Mentalist, THE CBS 15,844 9.8 15 23
8 CSI: MIAMI CBS 15,464 10.1 17 12
9 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 15,184 9.3 13 4
10 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 15,168 9.5 15 2
11 60 Minutes CBS 14,887 9.3 15
12 CSI: NY CBS 14,119 9.2 16 17
13 HOUSE FOX 13,263 7.9 12 3
14 SURVIVOR: GABON CBS 12,502 7.5 12 16
15 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(S) S ABC 12,203 7.2 11 5
16 COLD CASE CBS 12,147 7.6 11
17 24: REDEMPTION PREQUEL(S) S FOX 12,121 7.0 10 14
18 OT, THE FOX 12,060 7.5 12 7
19 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 11,850 7.8 13
20 DANCING W/STARS RECAP #5(S) S ABC 11,604 7.7 12

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

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

 
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