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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol', 'Modern Family' Top Week 31 Viewing

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April 24th, 2012

 

American Idol was again the week's highest rated program with adults 18-49 for the week ending April 22, beating both Modern Family and Two and a Half Men.

NCIS was the most-watched scripted program of the week.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending April 22, 2012:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 4.8 6179
2 Modern Family ABC 4.1 5280
3 American Idol-THURSDAY FOX 4.0 5059
4 Two and a Half Men CBS 3.8 4850
5 VOICE NBC 3.7 4700
6 2 Broke Girls CBS 3.4 4345
7 VOICE:RESULTS SHOW NBC 3.3 4271
8 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 3.3 4203
9 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.1 4014
10 NCIS CBS 3.1 3981
11 How I Met Your Mother CBS 3.1 3942
12 Once Upon A Time ABC 3.0 3786
13 Dancing with the Stars ABC 2.9 3650
14 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS 2.8 3583
15 New Girl FOX 2.7 3415
16 DON'T Trust The B-APT 23 ABC 2.6 3311
17 Amazing Race 20 CBS 2.6 3288
18 Big Bang Theory, THE R CBS 2.5 3258
19 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 2.5 3157
20 Glee FOX 2.4 3105
21 Biggest Loser 13 NBC 2.3 2949
22 REVENGE ABC 2.3 2916
23 Rules of Engagement CBS 2.2 2820
24 OFFICE NBC 2.2 2792
25 BONES FOX 2.2 2749

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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 NCIS CBS 18081 11.2 18
2 American Idol-WEDNESDAY FOX 16895 10.7 16
3 Dancing with the Stars ABC 16646 10.2 16
4 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 14993 9.2 15
5 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 14174 9.1 14
6 60 Minutes CBS 12961 8.3 14
7 Castle ABC 11231 7.3 12
8 Two and a Half Men CBS 11223 7.1 11
9 NCIS: LOS ANGELES R CBS 11174 6.8 10
10 Good Wife, THE CBS 10422 6.8 10
11 Modern Family ABC 10215 6.6 10
12 VOICE NBC 10028 6.1 10
13 GREY'S ANATOMY ABC 9825 6.1 9
14 SURVIVOR: ONE WORLD CBS 9686 6.0 9
15 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 9535 5.9 10
16 Big Bang Theory, THE R CBS 9287 5.7 10
17 Amazing Race 20 CBS 9142 5.5 9
18 Once Upon A Time ABC 9077 5.5 9
19 VOICE:RESULTS SHOW NBC 8859 5.5 9
20 Person Of Interest R CBS 8808 5.4 9
21 HARRY'S LAW NBC 8620 5.4 9
22 2 Broke Girls CBS 8517 5.4 8
23 Mentalist, THE R CBS 8242 5.3 9
24 Unforgettable R CBS 8194 5.2 8
25 REVENGE ABC 7696 5.2 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.

 
  • Jeff (Canada)

    Nice to see 2 Broke Girls as the 3rd best scripted show. That, and Once Upon A Time are the 2 biggest new shows this season, with New Girl probably rounding out the top 3. Odd that all 3 are female-driven shows. Could there be a shift in the 18-49 demographic, favouriting female-centered shows?

  • Fed

    I have always wanted to ask why there isn’t a final table with the average 18-49 / viewership when the season ends on the site. I have searched all over the internet for the 18-49 rating of the shows in past years but i can’t find any archive at all. I think it is realy usefull to have a section on the site that shows you how different shows rank through the years in the ratings / viewership.

  • Db

    Those may be the worst in-season ratings I’ve ever seen. 10.4 million to get into the top 10? Yikes! That said, is this TGW’s first top 10 placement?

  • Steve

    You can tell most of NBC’s weeknight programming isn’t as “must-see-TV” as it used to be when “Nightly News” gets more total viewers than anything else on that network other than “The Voice”.

  • disney rocks

    Horrible to get just a 2.2 to be in top 25. Just about 4 years ago, dropping below a 2 was like an automatic death sentence, even on NBC!

  • Ultima

    @Fed
    I have always wanted to ask why there isn’t a final table with the average 18-49 / viewership when the season ends on the site.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/01/2010-11-season-broadcast-primetime-show-18-49-ratings-averages/94402/

  • TomKH

    So is NCIS taking the non-sports most watched show title?

  • Ultima

    @TomKH
    So is NCIS taking the non-sports most watched show title?

    American Idol should beat it out. It’s currently up 504K average viewers, which is probably too much to make up in one month.

    Also, if Nielsen lets them, FOX may be able designate the final Idol performance show (on Tuesday) as a special and count the Wednesday finale as Wednesday Idol (instead of Thursday Idol like last year). This would easily put it ahead of NCIS.

  • Kat

    NCIS beats American Idol again!! That’s so lovely. I remember the days when NCIS was able to keep up with Idol on Tuesday nights. Now it beats it for the entire week!

  • Steve

    Nice to see Harry’s Law at # 21…

    I still hope NBC renews it, but I don’t think they will :(

  • Bill Kreller

    I’m glad to see Harry’s Law is climbing and seems to be reinvigorating itself—this is one of NBC’s few successful new shows and should be given another shot at a new season—Still mad about Prime Suspect

  • Justin121

    Really weird to see Idol not #1 in total viewers.

    Beaten by a scripted show :D

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