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TV Ratings Top 25: NCAA Final Joins Idol, Dancing On Top Weekly Broadcast Charts

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April 13th, 2010

The NCAA Mens Basketball Championship boxed out the usual suspects at the top of the weeks broadcast adults 18-49 rating and average viewership rankings last week. Dancing with the Stars again had more average viewers than either nights of American Idol, but when it came to paying the bills, Idol still beat DWTS with adults 18-49. ABC's Lost was the week's top scripted program with adults 18-49.

Including sports, unscripted programming dominated the top 10 on both the adults 18-49 and total viewers charts, taking seven out of the top 10 spots for adults 18-49 and six of the top 10 for average viewership.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending April 11, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 CBS NCAA Basketball CHAMPIONSHIP S CBS 8.2 10,813
2 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 7.3 9,548
3 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 6.7 8,797
4 Dancing with the Stars ABC 5.1 6,708
5 Undercover Boss CBS 4.2 5,492
6 LOST ABC 3.9 5,150
7 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 3.8 5,022
8 PRELUDE TO A CHAMPIONSHIP S CBS 3.6 4,776
9 NCIS CBS 3.5 4,639
10 Criminal Minds CBS 3.5 4,611
11 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.5 4,612
12 Amazing Race 16 CBS 3.4 4,510
13 Family Guy FOX 3.4 4,530
14 CSI CBS 3.4 4,505
15 60 Minutes CBS 3.0 3,912
16 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 3.0 3,964
17 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 3.0 3,949
18 Castle ABC 2.9 3,791
19 BONES FOX 2.8 3,671
20 Simpsons FOX 2.7 3,591
21 CLEVELAND FOX 2.7 3,487
22 Rules of Engagement CBS 2.6 3,368
23 APPRENTICE 9 NBC 2.6 3,427
24 PARENTHOOD NBC 2.6 3,421
25 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 2.5 3,262

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending April 11, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 CBS NCAA Basketball CHAMPIONSHIP S CBS 23,944 14.2 23
2 Dancing with the Stars ABC 21,209 13.3 21
3 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 20,836 11.9 19
4 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 20,168 11.6 18
5 NCIS CBS 16,448 10.2 16
6 Mentalist, THE CBS 16,318 10.2 18
7 60 Minutes CBS 15,033 9.7 18
8 CSI CBS 14,968 9.3 15
9 Undercover Boss CBS 14,676 8.6 14
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 13,785 8.6 13
11 Criminal Minds CBS 12,697 7.9 13
12 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 12,435 8.2 13
13 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 12,377 7.3 12
14 PRELUDE TO A CHAMPIONSHIP(S) S CBS 12,375 7.7 12
15 Good Wife, THE CBS 12,061 7.9 14
16 Amazing Race 16 CBS 11,878 6.9 11
17 Castle ABC 11,703 7.6 13
18 CSI: NY CBS 10,637 6.8 12
19 BONES FOX 9,993 6.2 11
20 COLD CASE CBS 9,858 6.2 11
21 LOST ABC 9,549 5.7 9
22 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 8,839 6.0 10
23 Extreme Makeover:HM ED-8P ABC 8,509 5.1 8
24 Law And Order:SVU NBC 8,364 5.6 10
25 Human Target FOX 7,725 4.7 8

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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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