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Super Bowl XLIII and American Idol lead weekly broadcast

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February 3rd, 2009

The Office fared better among 18-49 year olds, but was eclipsed by all three airings of American Idol when it came to overall viewers. Of course the most-watched show ever, Super Bowl XLIII topped the list.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending February 1, 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 SUPER BOWL XLIII(S) S NBC 98,732 42.0 64 1
2 SUPER BOWL POST(S) S NBC 57,399 25.7 42 2
3 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 27,364 15.0 23 4
4 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 25,539 13.7 20 5
5 AMERICAN IDOL THU SP-1/29(S) S FOX 24,613 13.6 21 6
6 OFFICE 2/1(S) S NBC 22,905 11.6 21 3
7 CSI CBS 20,153 12.0 18 8
8 NCIS CBS 19,202 11.6 17 16
9 HOUSE FOX 15,692 9.3 14 7
10 Mentalist, THE R CBS 15,226 9.6 14 21
11 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 12,999 8.2 14
12 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 12,781 7.9 11 14
13 ELEVENTH HOUR CBS 12,744 8.1 14 19
14 24 FOX 12,223 7.1 10 13
15 LIE TO ME FOX 12,205 7.2 11 12
16 Fringe FOX 11,619 6.7 10 11
17 LOST ABC 11,226 6.4 10 9
18 BIGGEST LOSER 7 NBC 11,078 6.5 10 15
19 HELL'S KITCHEN P FOX 10,858 6.3 10 10
20 BACHELOR, THE ABC 10,566 6.8 10 17

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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