TV Ratings: Sunday Night Football, House win week with adults 18-49; NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles with total viewers…

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Broadcast TV has returned!  In the first week of the season,  Sunday Night Football led with adults 18-49, and NCIS led in total viewers with over 20 million.

FOX took three out of the top five shows with adults 18-49 between House, Family Guy and Cleveland.  The other two spots were the week’s winner, Sunday Night Football, and Grey’s Anatomy.

The NCIS franchise had a good week all the way around, coming in #1  and #2 in the most-watched list with NCIS: LA grabbing the second spot.   The franchise did will with adults 18-49 too, with NCIS ranked 7th for the week, CBS’ top placement on the list, and NCIS: LA #11.

Weekly cable show ratings and overnight broadcast show ratings are also available.

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending September 27, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 6.8 8,901
2 HOUSE P FOX 6.7 8,862
3 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM P ABC 6.7 8,848
4 FAMILY GUY P FOX 5.2 6,900
5 CLEVELAND P FOX 4.9 6,485
6 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 4.9 6,460
7 NCIS P CBS 4.8 6,351
8 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES P ABC 4.7 6,185
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE P CBS 4.7 6,149
10 TWO AND A HALF MEN P CBS 4.5 5,879
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES P CBS 4.4 5,835
12 COUGAR TOWN P ABC 4.4 5,767
13 CRIMINAL MINDS P CBS 4.4 5,738
14 CSI: MIAMI P CBS 4.3 5,705
15 SIMPSONS P FOX 4.3 5,602
16 MODERN FAMILY P ABC 4.2 5,568
17 CSI P CBS 4.1 5,381
18 DANCING WITH THE STARS P ABC 4.1 5,360
19 CSI: NY P CBS 4.0 5,328
20 FLASHFORWARD P ABC 4.0 5,328
21 OFFICE NBC 3.9 5,153
22 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC 3.7 4,883
23 SURVIVOR: SAMOA P CBS 3.7 4,830
24 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER P CBS 3.6 4,793
25 AMERICAN DAD P FOX 3.6 4,787

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending September 27, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 NCIS P CBS 20,600 12.4 20
2 NCIS: LOS ANGELES P CBS 18,730 11.3 17
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS P ABC 17,794 11.3 17
4 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 17,469 10.7 17
5 HOUSE P FOX 17,156 9.8 15
6 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM P ABC 17,034 10.9 18
7 CSI P CBS 16,009 9.7 15
8 CRIMINAL MINDS P CBS 15,841 9.6 15
9 DANCING W/ THE STARS-9/22(S) S ABC 15,367 10.1 16
10 DANCING W/STARS RESULT SP(S) S ABC 15,356 10.0 17
11 MENTALIST, THE P CBS 15,067 9.5 16
12 CSI: NY P CBS 15,062 9.2 16
13 60 MINUTES P CBS 14,884 9.6 17
14 CSI: MIAMI P CBS 14,195 9.0 15
15 GOOD WIFE, THE P CBS 13,714 9.2 16
16 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES P ABC 13,643 8.6 13
17 TWO AND A HALF MEN P CBS 13,629 8.5 12
18 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC 13,347 8.2 14
19 BIG BANG THEORY, THE P CBS 12,956 7.9 11
20 MODERN FAMILY P ABC 12,605 7.8 13
21 FLASHFORWARD P ABC 12,467 7.7 13
22 SURVIVOR: SAMOA P CBS 11,664 6.7 11
23 COUGAR TOWN P ABC 11,280 7.1 11
24 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HM ED-8P P ABC 10,419 6.4 10
25 AMAZING RACE 15 P CBS 10,404 6.2 10

All numbers above are Live +SD (live viewing and same day DVR viewing) unless otherwise noted.

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

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