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American Idol, CSI and The Bachelor lead weekly TV viewing

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March 10th, 2009

American Idol,  a Taylor Swift fueled CSI and a mind-changing Bachelor led  overall weekly viewing.   We only saw the top 25 shows with adults 18-49 for the week.  Among the top twenty 18-49 shows, there were eight  shows that didn't make the overall list below, including Lost, The Office, Hell's Kitchen and The Big Bang Theory.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending March 8, 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-TUESDAY FOX 24,309 13.8 21 1
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 22,776 13.1 21 2
3 AMERICAN IDOL THU SP-3/5(S) S FOX 21,498 12.2 19 3
4 CSI CBS 20,875 12.7 20 6
5 BACHELOR:AFTER FINAL ROSE(S) S ABC 17,466 11.4 18 4
6 BACHELOR, THE ABC 15,477 10.0 15 5
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 15,469 9.2 13 7
8 NCIS R CBS 13,667 8.6 13
9 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 13,646 8.7 13 9
10 CSI: MIAMI CBS 13,418 8.6 14 16
11 60 MINUTES CBS 13,309 8.6 15
12 Mentalist, THE R CBS 12,631 8.1 12
13 COLD CASE CBS 12,617 7.8 12
14 ELEVENTH HOUR CBS 12,050 7.8 13
15 SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS CBS 11,850 7.0 11 17
16 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT P CBS 11,822 7.2 10 14
17 24 FOX 11,139 6.5 9 25
18 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 11,094 6.6 10 12
19 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 11,090 6.9 13
20 BACHELOR:AFTR FINAL ROSE2(S) S ABC 10,903 7.4 12 13

Nielsen RatingsData: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved

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

 
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