2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 1/21-1/27/08

Monday (1/21/08)

Overall:

#1 NBC (6.9)
#2 CBS (6.0)
#3 FOX (5.0)
#4 ABC (4.9)
#5 CW (1.2)

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC (4.0)
#2 FOX (3.3)
#3 CBS (3.1)
#4 ABC (2.2)
#5 CW (0.7)

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dance War, ABC
American Gladiators, NBC
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Two and a Half Men(R), CBS
CSI: Miami(R), CBS
Medium, NBC

My Thoughts: Viewership was down across the board for this suddenly sleepy night. Deal or No Deal is the only show pulling in strong numbers…

Tuesday (1/22/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (12.3)
#2 NBC (6.5)
#3 CBS (5.9)
#4 ABC (4.1)
#5 CW (1.6)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (8.4)
#2 NBC (4.0)
#3 CBS (2.0)
#4 ABC (1.8)
#5 CW (1.0)

Tuesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
NCIS(R), CBS
House(R), FOX
Law & Order: SVU, NBC

My Thoughts: American Idol’s numbers continue to be down from last season, while SVU posts the best non-Idol
ratings…

Wednesday (1/23/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (14.1)
#2 NBC (7.1)
#3 CBS (6.1)
#4 ABC (4.1)
#5 CW (1.0)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (10.5)
#2 NBC (3.0)
#3 CBS (2.5)
#4 ABC (2.2)
#5 CW (0.6)

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Moment of Truth, FOX
Criminal Minds(R), CBS
CSI: NY(R), CBS
Law & Order, NBC

My Thoughts: Leave it to FOX to lower the standards of television yet again: The inane Moment of Truth debuts to a huge audience…

Thursday (1/24/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS (7.5)
#2 FOX (6.4)
#3 NBC (4.9)
#4 ABC (4.9)
#5 CW (1.3)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (3.2)
#2 NBC (3.1)
#3 CBS (2.6)
#4 ABC (2.4)
#5 CW (0.7)

Thursday’s Top Shows:
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, FOX
Ugly Betty(R), ABC
CSI(R), CBS
Without a Trace(R), CBS

My Thoughts: Very similar to Monday night, with viewership significantly down. A double-dose of Chuck performed admirably for NBC. It will be interesting to see what Lost does this week…

Friday (1/25/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS (4.8)
#2 NBC (4.5)
#3 FOX (4.2)
#4 ABC (3.2)
#5 CW (2.7)

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC (2.1)
#2 FOX (2.0)
#3 CBS (1.8)
#4 CW (1.4)
#5 ABC (1.3)

Friday’s Top Shows:
1 vs. 100, NBC
Garth Brooks: Live in L.A., CBS

My Thoughts: Outside of a Garth Brooks concert, nothing new to report…

Sunday (1/27/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS (8.4)
#2 ABC (5.9)
#3 FOX (3.9)
#4 NBC (3.4)
#5 CW (0.6)

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC (3.7)
#2 FOX (2.8)
#3 CBS (2.3)
#4 NBC (1.5)
#5 CW (0.4)

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
Shark, CBS
Movie: The Russell Girl, CBS

My Thoughts: CBS owns the night…
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Week of 1/21 Overall

#1 FOX (45.9)
#2 CBS (38.7)
#3 NBC (33.3)
#4 ABC (27.1)
#5 CW (8.4)

Top 10 Shows:
#1 American Idol (Wed), FOX
# 2 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 3 Moment of Truth, FOX
# 4 60 Minutes, CBS
# 5 CSI(R), CBS
# 6 Deal or No Deal, NBC
# 7 Movie: The Russell Girl, CBS
# 8 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
# 9 Law & Order: SVU, NBC
#10 House(R), FOX

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FOX remains at #1: although with no football it was at least a closer race. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition gives ABC some rare good news in what has been a rough 2008…