American Idol, CSI and Two and a Half Men lead weekly viewing

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No surprises here. American Idol wins again, followed by CSI , Two and a Half Men and House. The LOST premiere makes the list at number 20 (but number 6 among 18-49 year olds) and the premiere of Lie To Me does better for FOX than 24, both overall and among 18-49 year olds.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending January 25, 2009:

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 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 25,897 14.3 22 1
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 22,773 12.1 18 2
3 CSI CBS 17,572 10.6 16 7
4 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 16,094 9.8 14 5
5 HOUSE P FOX 15,027 8.8 13 4
6 CSI: MIAMI CBS 14,579 9.3 15 16
7 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 14,432 9.4 14 3
8 60 MINUTES CBS 14,208 8.9 15
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 13,816 8.7 13 20
10 COLD CASE CBS 13,257 8.2 13
11 NEIGHBORHOOD BALL-1/20(S) S ABC 12,573 7.9 12 17
12 LIE TO ME P FOX 12,370 7.2 11 8
13 ELEVENTH HOUR CBS 12,314 7.8 13
14 24 FOX 12,099 7.0 10 12
15 FRINGE FOX 11,962 7.0 10 9
16 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME CBS 11,735 8.0 12
17 NCIS R CBS 11,733 7.2 11
18 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-8P ABC 11,588 6.7 10 13
19 CSI: NY CBS 11,581 7.6 12
20 LOST P ABC 11,347 6.6 10 6

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved

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

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