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|
|4||DANCING W/STARS RESULTS||ABC||17,590||11.4||17||15|
|6||GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM||ABC||15,913||10.1||15||1|
|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|
|15||AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(S)||S||ABC||12,203||7.2||11||5|
|17||24: REDEMPTION PREQUEL(S)||S||FOX||12,121||7.0||10||14|
|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.