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TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol, NCIS, Undercover Boss, House Top Weekly Broadcast Charts

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March 23rd, 2010

Below are the top 25 tables for both adults 18-49 and overall viewing  in primetime for the week ending March 21, 2010.

American Idol of course topped both charts, and Undercover Boss was third with adults 18-49. House, The Big Bang Theory and Lost were the top scripted shows with adults 18-49, and NCIS again was the most-watched scripted show overall.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending March 21, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 8.1 10,626
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 6.8 8,933
3 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 4.4 5,822
4 HOUSE FOX 4.0 5,276
5 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 3.9 5,096
6 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 3.9 5,092
7 LOST ABC 3.9 5,091
8 AMAZING RACE 16 CBS 3.8 4,990
9 CBS NCAA BKBL EVETH1-3/18(S) S CBS 3.7 4,914
10 OFFICE NBC 3.6 4,781
11 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SA-4(S) S CBS 3.6 4,772
12 NCIS CBS 3.5 4,620
13 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.5 4,590
14 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 3.5 4,547
15 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVETH2(S) S CBS 3.4 4,475
16 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.2 4,164
17 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVETH1(S) S CBS 3.2 4,152
18 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVEFR2(S) S CBS 3.1 4,077
19 30 ROCK NBC 3.0 3,969
20 60 MINUTES CBS 2.9 3,847
21 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVEFR1(S) S CBS 2.9 3,810
22 MARRIAGE REF NBC 2.9 3,779
23 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.8 3,703
24 Simpsons FOX 2.8 3,698
25 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 2.8 3,662

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending March 21, 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 22,913 13.0 21
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 20,510 11.8 20
3 NCIS CBS 18,000 11.1 18
4 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 15,095 9.4 15
5 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 14,471 8.6 14
6 Good Wife, THE CBS 13,399 8.6 15
7 60 Minutes CBS 13,284 8.3 13
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 12,704 7.8 12
9 Amazing Race 16 CBS 11,987 6.9 11
10 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 11,670 7.2 11
11 HOUSE FOX 11,367 6.8 11
12 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 10,837 6.9 11
13 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHMP-SA-4(S) S CBS 10,287 6.1 12
14 CBS NCAA BKBL EVETH1-3/18(S) S CBS 10,114 6.3 11
15 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 9,653 6.3 11
16 COLD CASE CBS 9,430 6.0 12
17 24 FOX 9,010 5.4 9
18 CSI: MIAMI R CBS 8,955 5.8 10
19 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVETH1(S) S CBS 8,897 5.7 11
20 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVETH2(S) S CBS 8,881 5.6 11
21 LOST ABC 8,874 5.2 8
22 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVEFR1(S) S CBS 8,558 5.4 11
23 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHP-EVEFR2(S) S CBS 8,209 5.1 10
24 Human Target FOX 8,012 4.8 9
25 20/20 SP EDITION-3/15(S) S ABC 7,994 5.5 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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