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TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol, Big Bang Theory, NCIS Top Weekly Broadcast Charts

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March 16th, 2010

Below are the top 25 tables for both adults 18-49 and overall viewing  in primetime for the week ending March 14, 2010.

American Idol of course topped both charts, with The Big Bang Theory as the top scripted show with adults 18-49, and NCIS the most-watched scripted show with all ages.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending March 14, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 8.2 10,841
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 7.5 9,882
3 AMERICAN IDOL THU SP-3/11(S) S FOX 6.3 8,292
4 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 5.9 7,771
5 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 5.8 7,666
6 HOUSE FOX 4.8 6,303
7 LOST ABC 4.2 5,555
8 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 3.9 5,089
9 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.9 5,130
10 Undercover Boss CBS 3.9 5,160
11 MODERN FAMILY ABC 3.8 4,992
12 NCIS CBS 3.8 5,056
13 OFFICE NBC 3.8 5,023
14 Desperate Housewives ABC 3.7 4,841
15 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 3.6 4,689
16 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 3.6 4,749
17 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.5 4,552
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.5 4,590
19 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.4 4,489
20 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.4 4,475
21 CSI CBS 3.3 4,377
22 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.3 4,384
23 APPRENTICE 9 P NBC 3.2 4,235
24 Amazing Race 16 CBS 3.0 3,987
25 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 3.0 3,966

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending March 14, 2010:

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 22,752 12.8 20
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 20,701 11.9 19
3 NCIS CBS 19,579 12.0 19
4 American Idol THU SP-3/11(S) S FOX 19,339 11.2 18
5 Two and a Half Men CBS 17,612 10.5 16
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 16,990 10.3 16
7 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 16,315 9.7 15
8 Mentalist, THE CBS 16,024 10.0 18
9 CSI CBS 15,249 9.3 15
10 Good Wife, THE CBS 13,950 9.0 16
11 Undercover Boss CBS 13,510 7.8 12
12 Criminal Minds CBS 13,287 8.2 13
13 HOUSE FOX 12,815 7.5 12
14 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 12,123 7.0 11
15 Desperate Housewives ABC 12,013 7.4 12
16 60 Minutes CBS 11,977 7.7 14
17 CSI: MIAMI CBS 11,930 7.6 13
18 CSI: NY CBS 11,072 7.1 13
19 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 10,942 7.2 12
20 COLD CASE CBS 10,226 6.3 11
21 Amazing Race 16 CBS 10,096 5.8 10
22 Rules of Engagement CBS 10,072 6.1 9
23 How I Met Your Mother CBS 10,057 6.2 10
24 LOST ABC 9,490 5.6 9
25 JASON AND MOLLY'S WEDDING(S) S ABC 9,300 6.1 10

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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)

Rank

Shows

R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere

Net

18-49 Rating

18-49 Viewers (000)

1

AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY

FOX

8.2

10,841

2

AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY

FOX

7.5

9,882

3

AMERICAN IDOL THU SP-3/11(S)

S

FOX

6.3

8,292

4

Big Bang Theory, THE

CBS

5.9

7,771

5

Two and a Half Men

CBS

5.8

7,666

6

HOUSE

FOX

4.8

6,303

7

LOST

ABC

4.2

5,555

8

GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM

ABC

3.9

5,089

9

How I Met Your Mother

CBS

3.9

5,130

10

Undercover Boss

CBS

3.9

5,160

11

Modern Family

ABC

3.8

4,992

12

NCIS

CBS

3.8

5,056

13

OFFICE

NBC

3.8

5,023

14

Desperate Housewives

ABC

3.7

4,841

15

Rules of Engagement

CBS

3.6

4,689

16

SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS

CBS

3.6

4,749

17

Family Guy

FOX

3.5

4,552

18

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS

3.5

4,590

19

Criminal Minds

CBS

3.4

4,489

20

Mentalist, THE

CBS

3.4

4,475

21

CSI

CBS

3.3

4,377

22

CSI: MIAMI

CBS

3.3

4,384

23

APPRENTICE 9

P

NBC

3.2

4,235

24

Amazing Race 16

CBS

3.0

3,987

25

Biggest Loser 9

NBC

3.0

3,966

 
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