TV Ratings Top 25: American Idol, Glee Sing to Adults 18-49; Dancing With the Stars Dances to the Top With Total Viewers

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Fox dominated the adults 18-49 chart taking the top three and four out of the five top spots.  Glee was third overall with adults 18-49, and the week’s top scripted show with adults 18-49.  Dancing With the Stars climbed back to the top with total viewers, outpacing American Idol by about 400,000 viewers.  The Mentalist was the week’s most-watched scripted show among viewers of all ages.

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

Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending April 25, 2010

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 6.9 9,055
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 5.9 7,752
3 GLEE FOX 5.3 6,919
4 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.8 6,296
5 HOUSE FOX 4.1 5,381
6 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 4.1 5,341
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 3.8 4,935
8 LOST ABC 3.7 4,921
9 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 3.6 4,775
10 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 3.4 4,479
11 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 3.4 4,420
12 OFFICE NBC 3.2 4,272
13 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.2 4,267
14 CSI: MIAMI CBS 3.2 4,239
15 FAMILY GUY R FOX 3.2 4,201
16 AMAZING RACE 16 CBS 3.2 4,155
17 APPRENTICE 9 NBC 3.1 4,028
18 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 3.0 3,990
19 MENTALIST, THE CBS 3.0 3,936
20 PARENTHOOD NBC 2.9 3,841
21 ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED P ABC 2.9 3,790
22 CSI CBS 2.8 3,663
23 24 FOX 2.8 3,648
24 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.8 3,628
25 SIMPSONS FOX 2.7 3,603

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Overall viewing (all ages 2+) for the week ending April 25, 2010:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD)
1 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 21,066 13.4 21
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 19,669 11.0 18
3 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 18,824 10.6 18
4 MENTALIST, THE CBS 14,955 9.4 16
5 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 13,556 8.8 14
6 CSI CBS 13,353 8.2 13
7 GLEE FOX 12,982 7.6 12
8 SURVIVOR: HEROES-VILLAINS CBS 11,886 7.0 12
9 BIG BANG THEORY, THE R CBS 11,664 7.1 11
10 CSI: MIAMI CBS 11,661 7.3 12
11 TWO AND A HALF MEN R CBS 11,417 7.1 11
12 60 MINUTES CBS 11,382 7.2 13
13 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 11,291 7.1 11
14 HOUSE FOX 10,815 6.4 10
15 ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED P ABC 10,665 7.0 11
16 AMAZING RACE 16 CBS 10,647 6.3 10
17 CASTLE ABC 10,393 6.7 11
18 NCIS: LOS ANGELES R CBS 10,270 6.6 10
19 NCIS R CBS 9,987 6.5 10
20 LOST ABC 9,530 5.8 9
21 BONES FOX 9,011 5.7 10
22 24 FOX 8,943 5.3 8
23 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 8,751 5.9 10
24 BIGGEST LOSER 9 NBC 8,577 5.2 8
25 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 8,360 5.6 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)

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