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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol,' NCAA B-Ball; 'NCIS,' 'Dancing with the Stars' Top Week 29 Viewing

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April 12th, 2011

American Idol once again grabbed the top spot with the advertising coveted adults 18-49.  "Idol" also grabbed the top spot for total viewers, though Dancing with the Stars once again edged out the Thursday edition of "Idol" for second place in total viewers.  The men's basketball NCAA national championship game took second place for the week with adults 18-49 and fourth place in total viewers.

In a week with several repeats, NCIS was the top scripted show not only with total viewers, but also with adults 18-49.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 viewing for the week ending April 10, 2011:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 7.3 9,615
2 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMPSHIPS(S) S CBS 7.1 9,379
3 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 6.4 8,430
4 Dancing with the Stars ABC 4.7 6,199
5 NCIS CBS 3.8 4,948
6 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 3.7 4,850
7 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.6 4,768
8 PRELUDE TO A CHAMPIONSHIP(S) S CBS 3.6 4,731
9 BREAKING IN P FOX 3.5 4,598
10 Family Guy FOX 3.3 4,346
11 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 3.2 4,224
12 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLD CBS 3.2 4,187
13 BONES FOX 3.2 4,167
14 Undercover Boss CBS 3.1 4,066
15 Mentalist, THE CBS 3.0 3,918
16 APPRENTICE 11 NBC 3.0 3,880
17 CSI CBS 2.9 3,876
18 Amazing Race 18 CBS 2.9 3,808
19 Castle ABC 2.8 3,708
20 Biggest Loser 11 NBC 2.8 3,687
21 NCIS: LOS ANGELES R CBS 2.7 3,565
22 Rules of Engagement CBS 2.6 3,392
23 SECRET MILLIONAIRE ABC 2.4 3,185
24 Body Of Proof ABC 2.4 3,181
25 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.4 3,177

 

Primetime Broadcast Network Total viewing (all ages) for the week ending  April 10, 2011:

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 23133 13.2 21
2 Dancing with the Stars ABC 21832 13.5 20
3 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 21538 12.3 20
4 CBS NCAA BSKBL CHAMPSHIPS(S) S CBS 20055 11.7 18
5 NCIS CBS 19395 11.9 19
6 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 16085 10.3 16
7 Mentalist, THE CBS 15173 9.5 16
8 Criminal Minds CBS 14081 8.5 13
9 60 MINUTES CBS 13113 8.1 14
10 CSI CBS 13059 8.2 13
11 NCIS: LOS ANGELES R CBS 12664 7.9 12
12 PRELUDE TO A CHAMPIONSHIP(S) S CBS 11460 7.1 11
13 Castle ABC 11454 7.5 12
14 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 11399 6.9 12
15 UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 11242 6.5 10
16 Body Of Proof ABC 11150 7.3 12
17 SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLD CBS 10937 6.3 10
18 Good Wife, THE CBS 10816 7.1 11
19 BLUE BLOODS CBS 10713 6.8 12
20 BONES FOX 10576 6.4 10
21 AMAZING RACE 18 CBS 10477 6.0 9
22 CSI: MIAMI CBS 9979 6.0 10
23 BREAKING IN P FOX 9816 5.7 9
24 CSI: NY CBS 9746 6.0 10
25 SECRET MILLIONAIRE ABC 9329 5.8 9

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

 
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