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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'Academy Awards' Towers Over The Week, 'Big Bang Theory' Is Top Scripted Show

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February 28th, 2012

Of course, The Academy Awards topped both the adults 18-49 ratings and total viewership for the week. The week's top scripted show with adults 18-49 was The Big Bang TheoryNCIS was the most-watched scripted show of the week.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending February 26, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 ACADEMY AWARDS(S) S ABC 11.7  14,965
2 OSCAR'S RED CARPET LIVE-3(S) S ABC 6.2  7,907
3 VOICE NBC 6.0  7,615
4 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS 5.3  6,721
5 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 5.1  6,579
6 Modern Family ABC 4.8  6,144
7 American Idol-THURSDAY FOX 4.5  5,817
8 Two and a Half Men CBS 4.2  5,307
9 OSCAR'S RED CARPET LIVE-2(S) S ABC 4.0  5,170
10 2 Broke Girls CBS 4.0  5,167
11 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.8  4,847
12 NCIS CBS 3.6  4,615
13 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.4  4,391
14 Criminal Minds CBS 3.1  4,012
15 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.1  3,981
16 Person Of Interest CBS 3.1  3,973
17 New Girl FOX 3.0  3,888
18 Glee FOX 3.0  3,806
19 ROB CBS 2.9  3,698
20 Hawaii Five-0 CBS 2.9  3,694
21 CSI CBS 2.9  3,686
22 OSCAR'S RED CARPET LIVE-1(S) S ABC 2.8  3,637
23 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS 2.8  3,633
24 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 2.7  3,514
25 OFFICE NBC 2.6  3,351

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Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (Live+SD) (000) HH Rating (Live+SD) HH Share (Live+SD)
1 ACADEMY AWARDS(S) S ABC  39,341 22.6 34
2 OSCAR'S RED CARPET LIVE-3(S) S ABC  24,068 14.3 22
3 NCIS CBS  19,288 11.9 18
4 OSCAR'S RED CARPET LIVE-2(S) S ABC  16,625 10.2 17
5 Big Bang Theory, THE CBS  16,198 9.7 16
6 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX  16,104 9.3 15
7 VOICE NBC  16,042 9.0 13
8 American Idol-THURSDAY FOX  15,644 9.3 15
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS  15,468 9.8 15
10 Person Of Interest CBS  14,555 8.8 14
11 Mentalist, THE CBS  13,364 8.3 14
12 Two and a Half Men CBS  13,328 8.0 12
13 Criminal Minds CBS  12,778 8.0 12
14 OSCAR'S RED CARPET LIVE-1(S) S ABC  12,577 7.8 14
15 CSI CBS  11,914 7.5 13
16 Modern Family ABC  11,537 6.8 10
17 2 Broke Girls CBS  11,374 6.7 10
18 Blue Bloods CBS  11,349 7.3 13
19 MIKE & MOLLY CBS  11,333 6.9 10
20 Unforgettable CBS  10,697 7.1 12
21 Hawaii Five-0 CBS  10,400 6.6 11
22 ROB CBS  10,327 6.2 10
23 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS  10,288 6.0 10
24 Castle SP-2/20(S) S ABC  9,727 6.2 10
25 How I Met Your Mother CBS  9,676 5.9 9

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

 
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