2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 3/3 – 3/9/08

Monday (3/3/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC (7.7)
#2 NBC (5.7)
#3 CBS (5.4)
#4 FOX (4.9)
#5 CW (1.2)

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC (3.1)
#1 FOX (3.1)
#3 NBC (2.8)
#4 CBS (2.6)
#5 CW (0.7)

Monday’s Top Shows:
Barbara Walters Special: The Royal Family, ABC
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Two and a Half Men(R), CBS
CSI: Miami(R), CBS
Medium, NBC

My Thoughts: Although not quite Raisin in the Sun
numbers, The Royal Family still gave ABC a Monday night
boost. And Medium gave CSI: Miami a run for its
money at 10 o’clock…

Tuesday (3/4/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (12.1)
#2 NBC (5.9)
#3 CBS (5.1)
#4 ABC (3.7)
#5 CW (1.6)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (7.5)
#2 NBC (3.3)
#3 CBS (2.1)
#4 ABC (1.8)
#5 CW (1.1)

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

My Thoughts: FOX takes Tuesday by a landslide, and will
for the rest of the season – but its numbers are still slightly down…

Wednesday (3/5/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (12.5)
#2 NBC (5.7)
#3 CBS (5.2)
#4 ABC (4.1)
#5 CW (1.9)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (8.2)
#2 NBC (2.2)
#3 CBS (2.1)
#3 ABC (2.1)
#5 CW (1.4)

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
Moment of Truth, FOX
Law & Order, NBC

My Thoughts: Numbers were down again on Wednesday,
even for NBC’s over-used Deal or No Deal

Thursday (3/6/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX (10.7)
#2 CBS (6.7)
#3 ABC (5.4)
#4 NBC (4.3)
#5 CW (1.3)

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX (6.5)
#2 ABC (3.3)
#3 CBS (3.0)
#4 NBC (2.6)
#5 CW (0.8)

Thursday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites, CBS
Lost, ABC
Without a Trace(R), CBS

My Thoughts: FOX should have stuck with Don’t Forget
the Lyrics
: New Amsterdam lost roughly three million viewers
from its debut audience. Meanwhile, CBS’s numbers were down as well. Note to networks: we’re getting tired of repeats…

Friday (3/7/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS (5.2)
#2 NBC (5.0)
#3 FOX (4.4)
#4 ABC (3.8)
#5 CW (2.8)

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC (2.2)
#2 CBS (2.1)
#3 FOX (2.0)
#4 ABC (1.6)
#5 CW (1.5)

Friday’s Top Shows:
Price is Right, CBS
Dateline, NBC

My Thoughts: Drew Carey and Price is Right scored
pretty impressive ratings for a Friday…

Sunday (3/9/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC (6.1)
#2 CBS (5.4)
#3 NBC (4.9)
#4 FOX (3.4)
#5 CW (0.9)

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC (3.4)
#2 FOX (2.6)
#3 NBC (2.0)
#4 CBS (1.9)
#5 CW (0.5)

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
Most Outrageous Moments, NBC
Oprah’s Big Give, ABC
Law & Order: SVU(R), NBC
Here Come the Newlyweds, ABC

My Thoughts: ABC takes Sunday again, yet overall
was down 17% for the night…
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Week of 3/3 Overall

#1 FOX (48.0)
#2 CBS (33.0)
#3 NBC (31.5)
#4 ABC (30.8)
#5 CW (9.7)

Top 10 Shows:
#1 American Idol, FOX (Wed)
# 2 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 3 American Idol (Thu), FOX
# 4 Barbara Walters Special: The Royal Family, ABC
# 5 Moment of Truth, FOX
# 6 New Amsterdam (Tue), FOX
# 7 60 Minutes, CBS
# 8 Lost, ABC
# 9 Oprah’s Big Give, ABC
#10 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC

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FOX ratings were down 12%. Meanwhile: NBC & CW numbers
were up slightly, CBS held steady (as usual), and ABC dropped a
bit. Only one more week before new scripts begin trickling in, and
returning network television to some form of normalcy…

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