Weekly top shows: Which JJ Abrams show did better?

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Once again I’m combining the top 20 with adults 18-49 and the top 20 shows overall into one post with two separate tables. And no, NBC isn’t paying us to put the 18-49 list first so they actually have a few shows in the list…

Grey’s Anatomy led all scripted shows with adults 18-49, but had less than a 300,000 person lead over Two and a Half Men

J.J. Abrams is riding high with two top ten shows in the 18-49 list and a blockbuster Star Trek movie about to be released. Lost narrowly edged out Fringe by less than 150,000 adults 18-49.   While both American Idol’s topped the 18-49 list (and just about any list that can be made), Dancing With the Stars only placed the performance show among the top twenty shows with adults 18-49.  The results show was #25.

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows (18-49 Demo) for the week ending 05/03/09:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 8.1 10,696
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 7.7 10,162
3 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 5.1 6,750
4 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.9 6,459
5 HOUSE FOX 4.6 6,037
6 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 4.4 5,800
7 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.3 5,726
8 LOST ABC 4.1 5,349
9 FRINGE FOX 4.0 5,215
10 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 3.9 5,140
11 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 3.9 5,121
12 OFFICE NBC 3.7 4,923
13 MENTALIST, THE CBS 3.7 4,889
14 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.7 4,878
15 CSI CBS 3.7 4,821
16 SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS CBS 3.6 4,776
17 BIGGEST LOSER 7 NBC 3.6 4,719
18 NCIS CBS 3.5 4,625
19 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 3.5 4,595
20 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.5 4,572

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows (overall) for the week ending 05/03/09

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 23,261 13.5 21
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 22,369 13.2 20
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 19,285 12.3 19
4 MENTALIST, THE CBS 17,113 10.6 16
5 NCIS CBS 16,698 10.1 16
6 CSI CBS 15,542 9.7 15
7 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 14,720 9.4 14
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 14,163 8.7 13
9 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 14,115 9.4 15
10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 13,611 8.5 13
11 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 13,485 8.4 13
12 CSI: NY CBS 12,504 8.1 14
13 COLD CASE CBS 12,461 7.5 12
14 60 MINUTES CBS 12,312 7.8 15
15 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 12,209 7.9 13
16 CSI: MIAMI CBS 12,122 7.9 13
17 SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS CBS 11,732 7.0 12
18 HOUSE FOX 11,693 7.0 11
19 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 11,303 7.0 11
20 AMAZING RACE 14 CBS 10,843 6.0 10

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

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