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TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol' Tops Week 26 Viewing Among Adults 18-49; 'NCIS' Wins With Total Viewers

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March 26th, 2013

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American Idol was the highest rated program among adults 18-49 but NCIS won with Total Viewers.

Primetime Broadcast Adults 18-49 Viewers for the week ending March 24, 2013:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000)
1 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-03/20/2013 FOX 3.6 4560
2 NCIS-03/19/2013 CBS 3.2 4076
3 Dancing with the Stars-03/18/2013 P ABC 3.2 4005
4 Criminal Minds-03/20/2013 CBS 3.0 3836
5 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/21/2013 ABC 3.0 3771
6 How I Met Your Mother-03/18/2013 CBS 3.0 3763
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-03/19/2013 CBS 2.9 3644
8 American Idol-THURSDAY-03/21/2013 FOX 2.9 3702
9 2 Broke Girls-03/18/2013 CBS 2.8 3513
10 CBS NCAA POST GUN SUN 1-03/24/2013 S CBS 2.7 3384
11 SCANDAL-03/21/2013 ABC 2.7 3426
12 Biggest Loser 14-03/18/2013 NBC 2.7 3373
13 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN-03/20/2013 CBS 2.6 3325
14 SPLASH-03/19/2013 P ABC 2.6 3347
15 Family Guy-03/24/2013 FOX 2.6 3329
16 FOLLOWING, THE-03/18/2013 FOX 2.5 3114
17 Amazing Race 22-03/24/2013 CBS 2.4 2979
18 MIKE & MOLLY-03/18/2013 CBS 2.4 3073
19 CSI-03/20/2013 CBS 2.3 2887
20 60 Minutes-03/24/2013 CBS 2.3 2911
21 Rules of Engagement-03/18/2013 CBS 2.3 2875
22 American Dad-03/24/2013 FOX 2.3 2881
23 New Girl-03/19/2013 FOX 2.3 2857
24 Castle-03/18/2013 ABC 2.2 2818
25 Once Upon A Time-03/24/2013 ABC 2.2 2756

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Primetime Broadcast Total Viewership for the week:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (Live+SD) (000)
1 NCIS-03/19/2013 CBS 19785
2 Dancing with the Stars-03/18/2013 P ABC 17063
3 NCIS: LOS ANGELES-03/19/2013 CBS 16840
4 American Idol-WEDNESDAY-03/20/2013 FOX 12944
5 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY-03/21/2013 FOX 11928
6 Criminal Minds-03/20/2013 CBS 11577
7 Castle-03/18/2013 ABC 11263
8 CSI-03/20/2013 CBS 10533
9 60 Minutes-03/24/2013 CBS 10495
10 SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN-03/20/2013 CBS 9792
11 DWS: EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK-03/19/2013 S ABC 9756
12 Good Wife, THE-03/24/2013 CBS 9586
13 GREY'S ANATOMY-03/21/2013 ABC 9385
14 Amazing Race 22-03/24/2013 CBS 9326
15 Golden Boy-03/19/2013 CBS 9261
16 SPLASH-03/19/2013 P ABC 9019
17 Hawaii Five-0-03/18/2013 CBS 8991
18 2 Broke Girls-03/18/2013 CBS 8559
19 CBS NCAA POST GUN SUN 1-03/24/2013 S CBS 8513
20 SCANDAL-03/21/2013 ABC 8509
21 Body Of Proof-03/19/2013 ABC 8419
22 MIKE & MOLLY-03/18/2013 CBS 8382
23 Mentalist, THE-03/24/2013 CBS 7996
24 Last Man Standing-03/22/2013 ABC 7839
25 BONES-03/18/2013 FOX 7585

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.  All numbers are live viewing plus same day DVR viewing.

 
  • Jeff (Canada)

    It’s incredibly sad when the highest that broadcast can do is a 3.6. Really puts things into perspective.

  • forg

    Grey’s Anatomy back in the top 5

  • MichaelChickless

    Go NCIS and Criminal Minds!

  • maplab98

    Scandal 11 and Grey 5 :)

  • BlanketMan

    Haven’t checked ratings in awhile; kind of surprised that Castle skews older. I thought Fillion fans were all youngish Serenity/Firefly/Dr. Horrible geeks.

  • David C

    What does it tell you that the ONLY show a mass audience will watch on NBC is about a group of people trying to lose weight?

  • Suitewillie

    Did anyone notice that CBS’ entire Thursday night line up data is missing? Really, no Big Bang Theory in the top 10? Doubtful.

  • Holly

    @Suitewille,

    Did anyone notice that CBS’ entire Thursday night line up data is missing? Really, no Big Bang Theory in the top 10? Doubtful.

    Thursday was preempted by basketball.

  • Suitewillie

    thanks, holly. wasn’t preempted on the west coast, my bad.

  • CookyMonzta

    Where’s the overall 2012-13 seasonal ratings?

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