2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 2/18 – 2/24/08

Monday (2/18/08)

Overall:

#1 NBC (7.0)
#2 CBS (5.6)
#3 ABC (5.1)
#4 FOX (4.8)
#5 CW (1.1)

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC (3.8)
#2 FOX (3.1)
#3 CBS (2.8)
#4 ABC (2.1)
#5 CW (0.7)

Monday’s Top Shows:
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Dance War, ABC
Two and a Half Men(R), CBS
The New Adventures of Old Christine, CBS
CSI: Miami(R), CBS

My Thoughts: Deal or No Deal continues to deliver
for NBC. Dance War takes its final bow of the season to polite
applause. And in the “Great Ratings News” department, the CW’s
return of the Pussycat Dolls pretty much tanked…

Tuesday (2/19/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (16.4)
#2 CBS (5.4)
#3 NBC (4.9)
#4 ABC (3.6)
#5 CW (1.7)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (11.2)
#2 NBC (3.3)
#3 CBS (2.0)
#4 ABC (1.5)
#5 CW (1.0)

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

My Thoughts: Not much new to report here…

Wednesday (2/20/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (16.2)
#2 NBC (6.1)
#3 CBS (4.5)
#4 ABC (3.7)
#5 CW (1.9)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (11.1)
#2 NBC (2.4)
#3 ABC (2.0)
#4 CBS (1.9)
#5 CW (1.4)

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

My Thoughts: Idol scored its biggest numbers of
2008 thanks to “Ladies’ Night”. Meanwhile, Top Model‘s
Cycle 10 debut gave CW’s ratings a nice spike…

Thursday (2/21/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (10.3)
#2 CBS (7.7)
#3 ABC (5.3)
#4 NBC (4.0)
#5 CW (1.8)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (6.6)
#2 ABC (3.4)
#3 CBS (3.3)
#4 NBC (2.5)
#5 CW (1.2)

Thursday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites, CBS
Lost, ABC
Don’t Forget the Lyrics, FOX
CSI(R), CBS
Without a Trace(R), CBS

My Thoughts: FOX churned out a third night of Idol,
which was more than enough to topple Lost, Survivor
and procedural drama repeats…

Friday (2/22/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS (5.1)
#2 FOX (4.8)
#3 NBC (4.6)
#4 ABC (4.2)
#5 CW (2.8)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (2.5)
#2 NBC (2.2)
#3 CBS (2.0)
#4 ABC (1.9)
#5 CW (1.4)

Friday’s Top Shows:
Price is Right, CBS
House(R), FOX
20/20, ABC
Numb3rs(R), CBS

My Thoughts: An interesting 8 pm showdown (at least as far
as Friday night goes) resulted in the Drew Carey-hosted Price is Right outperforming NBC’s 1 vs. 100. House and Bones reruns boasted solid numbers for FOX, while game-show newcomer Amne$ia had a mediocre outing for NBC…

Sunday (2/24/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC (15.5)
#2 FOX (5.4)
#3 CBS (4.8)
#4 NBC (3.1)
#5 CW (0.7)

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC (8.4)
#2 FOX (3.7)
#3 CBS (2.0)
#4 NBC (1.3)
#5 CW (0.4)

Sunday’s Top Shows:
Barbara Walters Special, ABC
60 Minutes, CBS
NASCAR 500, FOX
Red Carpet Show, ABC
The Oscars, ABC

My Thoughts: While Academy Award ratings were down
from last year, and they certainly aren’t Super Bowl-type numbers:
ABC will take it…
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Week of 2/18 Overall

#1 FOX (57.9)
#2 ABC (37.4)
#3 CBS (33.1)
#4 NBC (29.7)
#5 CW (10.0)

Top 10 Shows:
#1 The Oscars, ABC
# 2 American Idol (Wed), FOX
# 3 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 4 The Red Carpet Show, ABC
# 5 American Idol (Thu), FOX
# 6 Deal or No Deal, NBC
# 7 Barbara Walters Special, ABC
# 8 Without a Trace(R), CBS
# 9 Lost, ABC
#10 Two and a Half Men(R), CBS

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Lets’ face it: it was pretty much all about American Idol and
The Oscars. Overall, ABC trades places with NBC for the week…

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