2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 1/28 – 2/3/08

Monday (1/28/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC (4.7)
#2 CBS (4.6)
#3 NBC (4.3)
#4 FOX (3.2)
#5 CW (1.2)

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC (2.5)
#2 CBS (2.2)
#3 ABC (1.9)
#4 FOX (1.8)
#5 CW (0.7)

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dance War, ABC
Two and a Half Men(R), CBS
State of the Union Address

My Thoughts: The State of the Union Address was covered by all networks but the CW, yet not exactly a ratings winner…

Tuesday (1/29/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (14.3)
#2 CBS (6.0)
#3 NBC (5.7)
#4 ABC (3.3)
#5 CW (1.5)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (9.8)
#2 NBC (3.2)
#3 CBS (2.0)
#4 ABC (1.4)
#5 CW (0.9)

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

My Thoughts: A fresh new episode of House pushed FOX to new heights. Meanwhile, ABC’s long cold winter continues…

Wednesday (1/30/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (12.4)
#2 NBC (6.7)
#3 ABC (5.0)
#4 CBS (4.7)
#5 CW (0.9)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (8.9)
#2 ABC (3.0)
#3 NBC (2.6)
#4 CBS (1.9)
#5 CW (0.5)

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Moment of Truth, FOX
Law & Order, NBC

My Thoughts: Nice to see that Moment of Truth lost roughly 5 million viewers. CBS, with no new product to offer, suffers its lowest Wednesday numbers in quite some time…

Thursday (1/31/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC (8.3)
#2 CBS (6.9)
#3 FOX (6.2)
#4 NBC (4.5)
#5 CW (2.1)

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC (5.3)
#2 FOX (3.2)
#3 NBC (2.8)
#4 CBS (2.4)
#5 CW (1.4)

Thursday’s Top Shows:
Lost: Past, Present & Future, ABC
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, FOX
Lost, ABC
CSI(R), CBS
Eli Stone, ABC
Without a Trace(R), CBS

My Thoughts: Lost couldn’t have come soon enough for the ailing ABC: even yet another recap show performed, as well as helping newcomer Eli Stone. A new episode of Smallville boosted CW’s ratings…

Friday (2/1/08)

Overall:

#1 NBC (4.4)
#1 FOX (4.4)
#1 CBS (4.4)
#4 ABC (3.4)
#5 CW (2.8)

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC (2.0)
#1 FOX (2.0)
#3 CBS (1.6)
#4 ABC (1.4)
#4 CW (1.4)

Friday’s Top Shows:
1 vs. 100, NBC
House(R), FOX
20/20, ABC

My Thoughts: Basically a log-jam ratings-wise, both for overall viewers and the coveted 18-49 demo…

Sunday (2/3/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (36.5)
#2 CBS (3.2)
#3 ABC (2.4)
#4 NBC (1.5)
#5 CW (0.6)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (31.4)
#2 ABC (1.2)
#3 CBS (0.8)
#4 NBC (0.8)
#5 CW (0.2)

Sunday’s Top Shows:
Super Bowl XLII, FOX
House, FOX

My Thoughts: The New England Patriots/New York Giants matchup, which will surely go down in history as one of the greatest Super Bowls, scored monsterous ratings for FOX…
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Week of 1/28 Overall

#1 FOX (77.0)
#2 CBS (29.8)
#3 NBC (27.1)
#3 ABC (27.1)
#5 CW (9.1)

Top 10 Shows:
#1 Super Bowl XLII, FOX
# 2 House (Sun), FOX
# 3 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 4 American Idol (Wed), FOX
# 5 House (Tue), FOX
# 6 Moment of Truth, FOX
# 7 Lost, ABC
# 8 Lost: Past, Present & Future, ABC
# 9 CSI(R), CBS
#10 Law & Order, NBC

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FOX dominated the week as expected, from American Idol and House Tuesday right through Super Bowl XLII and House Sunday. Meanwhile, Lost gives ABC a much-needed shot in the arm, and CBS shows the first signs of re-run fatigue…