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TV Ratings: American Idol, Indianapolis Colts, NCIS and The Big Bang Theory top weekly viewing

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January 20th, 2010

American Idol was back, and though  AFC Divisional playoff game between the  Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts on Saturday was the week's most viewed program, the American Idol premiere on January 12 was still the number one program with adults 18-49.

The Big Bang Theory was the week's most-watched scripted content with adults 18-49, and NCIS was the most-watched scripted program for the week across all ages.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending January 17, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY P FOX 11.8 15,534
2 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF-SA(S) S CBS 11.0 14,473
3 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY P FOX 10.1 13,324
4 AFC DIV-PLF-POST-GAME-SU(S) S CBS 8.7 11,451
5 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 5.7 7,508
6 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS(S) S NBC 5.5 7,221
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 5.4 7,078
8 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 4.8 6,251
9 HOUSE FOX 4.6 6,043
10 NCIS CBS 4.3 5,703
11 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 4.2 5,561
12 60 Minutes CBS 4.0 5,250
13 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.9 5,128
14 24 P FOX 3.9 5,084
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.8 5,044
16 Desperate Housewives ABC 3.8 4,967
17 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.7 4,863
18 BACHELOR, THE ABC 3.6 4,798
19 Simpsons SP-1/13 9:30P(S) SR FOX 3.6 4,678
20 CSI: NY CBS 3.5 4,647
21 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.4 4,479
22 CSI CBS 3.3 4,359
23 BONES FOX 3.3 4,342
24 Modern Family ABC 3.3 4,319
25 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 3.2 4,252

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending January 17, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF-SA(S) S CBS 30,569 17.0 29
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY P FOX 29,936 16.0 24
3 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY P FOX 26,393 14.7 23
4 AFC DIV-PLF-POST-GAME-SU(S) S CBS 25,807 14.5 23
5 NCIS CBS 20,845 12.6 19
6 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 17,266 10.1 15
7 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS(S) S NBC 16,982 10.0 16
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 15,818 9.3 14
9 60 MINUTES CBS 15,775 9.5 14
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15,596 9.7 15
11 Mentalist, THE CBS 15,375 9.6 16
12 CSI CBS 15,333 9.4 15
13 CSI: NY CBS 14,032 8.8 15
14 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 13,900 8.5 13
15 GOOD WIFE, THE CBS 13,871 9.0 15
16 CSI: MIAMI CBS 13,701 8.7 15
17 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 12,779 8.1 13
18 HOUSE FOX 12,247 7.3 11
19 24 P FOX 11,444 6.4 10
20 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 11,317 7.0 11
21 PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 10,963 7.1 12
22 BONES FOX 10,746 6.5 11
23 COLD CASE CBS 10,624 6.6 10
24 BACHELOR, THE ABC 10,498 6.9 11
25 HUMAN TARGET P FOX 10,118 5.8 9

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Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All ratings above Live+SD (live viewing plus same day DVR viewing)

 
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