2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week 4 (10/15/07 – 10/21/07)

It’s that time of year again. This past week it was time for FOX to interrupt its regularly scheduled programming for some Major League Baseball Playoff action! This year they only had the American League playoff games. For the most part, though, baseball really didn’t help FOX overall. It did have a MAJOR effect on which network ended up being #1 this week, though. FOX has to be thanking Game 7, because without it they would have had nothing this week. Here is how this past week went down…


2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week 4 (10/15/07 – 10/21/07)

Monday (10/15/07)

Overall:

#1 – ABC – 10.3
#2 – CBS – 7.9
#3 – FOX – 6.5
#4 – NBC – 5.4
#5 – The CW – 1.8

Adults 18-49 Demographic:

#1 – ABC – 4.2
#2 – CBS – 4.1
#3 – NBC – 3.7
#4 – FOX – 2.9
#5 – The CW – 1.0

Top Shows for Day:

#1 – Dancing with the Stars 5 (ABC) – 13.3
#2 – CSI: Miami (CBS) – 10.4
#3 – Samantha Who? (ABC) – 10.2
#4 – Two and a Half Men (CBS) – 8.9
#5 – Rules of Engagment (CBS) – 7.0
#6 – Heroes (NBC) – 6.8
#7 – The Bachelor (ABC) – 6.7
#8 – MLB Playoff Game (FOX) – 6.6
#9 – The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – 5.4
#10 – How I Met Your Mother (CBS) – 5.2
#11 – Chuck (NBC)) – 5.0
#12 – Journeyman (NBC) – 4.5
#13 – The Game (The CW) – 1.9
#14 – Everybody Hates Chris (The CW) – 1.7
#14 – Girlfriends (The CW) – 1.7
#16 – Aliens in America (The CW) – 1.6

Tuesday (10/16/07)

Overall:

#1 – CBS – 8.1
#2 – FOX – 7.7
#3 – ABC – 7.6
#4 – NBC – 5.7
#5 – The CW – 2.3

Adults 18-49 Demographic:

#1 – FOX – 3.6
#2 – CBS – 3.3
#2 – ABC – 3.3
#4 – NBC – 3.2
#5 – The CW – 1.6

Top Shows for Day:

#1 – NCIS (CBS) – 10.8
#2 – Dancing with the Stars (RESULTS SHOW) (ABC) – 10.6
#3 – Law & Order: SVU (NBC) – 8.4
#4 – MLB Playoff Game (FOX) – 8.3
#5 – The Unit (CBS) – 7.0
#6 – Boston Legal (ABC) – 6.9
#7 – Cane (CBS) – 5.8
#8 – Carpoolers (ABC) – 4.6
#8 – Cavemen (ABC) – 4.6
#10 – The Biggest Loser (NBC) – 4.5
#11 – Beauty and the Geek (The CW) – 2.4
#12 – Reaper (The CW) – 2.1

Wednesday (10/17/07)

Overall:

#1 – CBS – 7.7
#2 – ABC – 7.0
#3 – NBC – 6.1
#4 – FOX – 4.4
#5 – The CW – 2.5

Adults 18-49 Demographic:

#1 – ABC – 3.7
#2 – CBS – 3.5
#3 – NBC – 3.1
#4 – FOX – 2.8
#5 – The CW – 1.9

Top Shows for Day:

#1 – Criminal Minds (CBS) – 9.4
#2 – CSI: NY (CBS) – 9.0
#3 – Private Practice (ABC) – 8.1
#4 – Deal or No Deal (Wednesday) (NBC) – 7.8
#5 – Pushing Daisies (ABC) – 6.6
#6 – Dirty Sexy Money (ABC) – 6.4
#7 – Bionic Woman (NBC) – 5.5
#8 – Life (NBC) – 5.0
#9 – Kid Nation (CBS) – 4.7
#10 – Kitchen Nightmares (FOX) – 4.4
#11 – Back To You (FOX) – 4.0
#12 – ‘Til Death (FOX) – 3.9
#13 – America’s Next Top Model (The CW) – 3.3
#14 – Gossip Girl (The CW) – 1.8

Thursday (10/18/07)

Overall:

#1 – CBS – 9.0
#2 – ABC – 8.2
#3 – FOX – 7.5
#4 – NBC – 5.3
#5 – The CW – 2.5

Adults 18-49 Demographic:

#1 – ABC – 4.5
#2 – CBS – 4.4
#3 – NBC – 3.7
#4 – FOX – 3.3
#5 – The CW – 1.6

Top Shows for Day:

#1 – CSI (CBS) – 12.7
#2 – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 11.8
#3 – Survivor: China (CBS) – 8.5
#4 – MLB Playoff Game (FOX) – 7.0
#5 – Ugly Betty (ABC) – 6.9
#6 – ER (NBC) – 6.6
#7 – Big Shots (ABC) – 6.0
#8 – Viva Laughlin (CBS) – 5.8
#9 – The Office (NBC) – 4.9
#10 – My Name is Earl (NBC) – 4.6
#11 – 30 Rock (NBC) – 3.9
#12 – Smallville (The CW) – 3.1
#13 – Supernatural (The CW) – 1.9

Friday (10/19/07)

Overall:

#1 – CBS – 5.7
#2 – ABC – 5.3
#3 – NBC – 5.0
#4 – The CW – 2.7
#5 – FOX – 2.1

Adults 18-49 Demographic:

#1 – CBS – 2.4
#2 – NBC – 2.0
#3 – ABC – 1.8
#4 – FOX – 1.5
#5 – The CW – 1.4

Top Shows for Day:

#1 – Women’s Murder Club (ABC) – 6.5
#2 – Numb3rs (CBS) – 6.3
#3 – Deal or No Deal (FRIDAY) (NBC) – 6.2
#4 – Ghost Whisperer (CBS) – 5.8
#5 – 20/20 (ABC) – 5.1
#5 – Moonlight (CBS) – 5.1
#7 – Las Vegas (NBC) – 5.0
#8 – Men in Trees (ABC) – 4.9
#9 – Friday Night Lights (NBC) – 3.7
#10 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown (The CW) – 2.4
#11 – The Next Great American Band Search (FOX) – 2.3

Sunday (10/21/07)

Overall:

#1 – FOX – 11.1
#2 – ABC – 8.2
#3 – CBS – 6.7
#4 – NBC – 6.6
#5 – The CW – 1.0

Adults 18-49 Demographic:

#1 – FOX – 6.4
#2 – ABC – 4.9
#3 – NBC – 4.2
#4 – CBS – 2.1
#5 – The CW – 0.5

Top Shows for the Day:

#1 – Desperate Housewives (ABC) – 11.3
#2 – MLB ALCS Game 7 (FOX) – 11.2
#3 – Late-Ending NFL Football Games (FOX) – 10.8
#4 – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) – 8.4
#5 – Brothers and Sisters (ABC) – 8.1
#6 – Sunday Night Football (NBC) – 7.6
#7 – 60 Minutes (CBS) – 7.5
#8 – Cold Case (CBS) – 7.4
#9 – Shark (CBS) – 7.3
#10 – America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – 5.2
#11 – Viva Laughlin (CBS) – 4.5
#12 – Football Night in America (NBC) – 3.2
#13 – Life Is Wild (The CW) – 0.7


Week 4 Rankings

Networks:

#1 – CBS
#1 – ABC
#3 – FOX
#4 – NBC
#5 – The CW

Top 10 Shows:

#1 – Dancing with the Stars 5 (ABC)
#2 – CSI (CBS)
#3 – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
#4 – Desperate Housewives (ABC)
#5 – MLB ALCS Game 7 (FOX)
#6 – Late-Ending NFL Football Games (FOX)
#6 – NCIS (CBS)
#8 – CSI: Miami (CBS)
#9 – Samantha Who? (ABC)
#10 – Criminal Minds (CBS)


CBS and ABC battled every single day this week. They traded off victories in the beginning of the week, while NBC was able to hold off FOX and its baseball coverage. That all changed on Sunday night, though. The Boston Red Soxs and the Cleveland Indians went to a Game 7 in their series and that was HUGE for FOX. No, they didn’t help them win the week overall, but it did help them beat NBC for third place. FOX was still well behind CBS and ABC, which ended up in a tie for first place this week thanks to baseball dominating Sunday night and turning viewers away from other networks. ABC was able to overcome baseball a little better than CBS and ended up in a tie with them as a result.

The same shows are up at the top, so no change there. Next week we will not only look at the top shows and networks for the week as usual, but also look at the first month of the new season as a whole and see if there are any trends developing there. So stay tuned…

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