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TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol Takes Top 2 Ratings Spots; Glee Is Week's Top 18-49 Scripted Show

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April 20th, 2010

American Idol sang its way back to the top of both the top 2 spots for adults 18-49 ratings and average viewership for the broadcast primetime week. With its spring return, Glee claimed the top ranking for scripted shows among the adults 18-49 ratings, with Two and a Half Men edging it for average viewership.

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

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

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 American Idol-TUESDAY FOX 7.3 9,642
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 6.8 8,946
3 Glee P FOX 5.6 7,412
4 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 5.1 6,771
5 Dancing with the Stars ABC 4.9 6,394
6 Two and a Half Men CBS 4.7 6,136
7 HOUSE FOX 4.0 5,318
8 LOST ABC 3.9 5,114
9 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 3.8 5,021
10 Modern Family ABC 3.7 4,840
11 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 3.3 4,374
12 Desperate Housewives ABC 3.3 4,373
13 Criminal Minds CBS 3.2 4,272
14 ACM AWARDS(S) S CBS 3.2 4,175
15 CSI CBS 3.0 4,008
16 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.0 3,998
17 Castle ABC 3.0 3,986
18 SNL:IN THE 2000'S(S) S NBC 2.9 3,822
19 BONES FOX 2.9 3,782
20 Family Guy R FOX 2.8 3,747
21 Rules of Engagement CBS 2.8 3,727
22 How I Met Your Mother CBS 2.8 3,662
23 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 2.8 3,636
24 Simpsons FOX 2.7 3,558
25 CSI: NY CBS 2.6 3,416

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending April 18, 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-WEDNESDAY FOX 21,018 12.1 20
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 20,639 11.8 19
3 Dancing with the Stars ABC 20,562 13.2 21
4 Two and a Half Men CBS 13,709 8.3 13
5 Glee P FOX 13,664 8.1 13
6 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13,597 8.6 14
7 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 13,394 7.9 12
8 CSI CBS 13,194 8.1 14
9 ACM AWARDS(S) S CBS 13,024 7.7 13
10 Castle ABC 12,683 8.1 14
11 Criminal Minds CBS 12,436 7.9 13
12 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 12,313 7.1 13
13 Mentalist, THE R CBS 11,453 7.5 13
14 NCIS R CBS 11,100 7.2 12
15 60 Minutes CBS 10,978 7.1 13
16 CSI: NY CBS 10,851 7.0 12
17 HOUSE FOX 10,799 6.4 10
18 CSI: MIAMI CBS 10,777 7.0 12
19 Desperate Housewives ABC 10,622 6.8 11
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES R CBS 10,434 6.8 11
21 BONES FOX 9,923 6.3 11
22 LOST ABC 9,478 5.6 9
23 Modern Family ABC 8,876 5.3 9
24 Biggest Loser 9 NBC 8,366 5.1 8
25 24 FOX 8,333 5.0 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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