In a week that contained a lot of repeats both American Idol airings, and new episodes of NCIS and CSI led the list. The CBS Sunday movie Jesse Stone: Thin Ice was the number five show overall, was nowhere to be found among the top 25 programs among adults 18-49.
Meanwhile, an American Idol fueled airing of Hell's Kitchen was number 22 overall, but fifth among 18-49 year olds. Lost was twentieth overall, but fourth with the 18-49 crowd.
It's becoming typical to say it, but I'll say it again anyway, NBC placed no shows among the top twenty most-watched programs for the week. The peacocks can puff out their feathers at least a little bit more in the 18-49 rankings where NBC placed four shows in the top twenty, and even though 30 Rock didn't have a new episode of The Office ahead of it, it placed twenty-fifth with adults 18-49.
Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending March 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|
|2||AMERICAN IDOL THU SP-2/26(S)||S||FOX||20,889||11.9||19||2|
|5||CBS SUNDAY MOVIE-SPECIAL(S)||S||CBS||15,239||9.3||14|
|10||TWO AND A HALF MEN||R||CBS||12,066||7.5||11||14|
|12||BROTHERS & SISTERS||ABC||11,976||7.8||12||7|
|16||EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-8P||ABC||11,003||6.6||10||15|
|18||AMAZING RACE 14||CBS||10,597||6.2||10||24|
Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved
All numbers above based on live plus same day DVR viewing.