2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 3/31 – 4/6/08

CBS makes another push towards the top…

Monday (3/31/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 9.5
#2 CBS 8.0
#3 NBC 5.1
#4 FOX 4.6
#5 CW 0.9

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 4.4
#2 ABC 4.0
#3 NBC 2.4
#3 FOX 2.4
#5 CW 0.5

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
How I Met Your Mother, CBS
The Bachelor: London Calling, ABC
Two and a Half Men, CBS
New Adventures of Old Christine, CBS
Deal or No Deal, NBC
CSI: Miami, CBS
Medium, NBC

My Thoughts: CBS closed the gap on ABC, as their
regular shows continue returning to new scripts…

Tuesday (4/1/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 10.9
#2 ABC 7.2
#3 CBS 6.7
#4 NBC 4.8
#5 CW 1.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 7.5
#2 CBS 2.9
#2 NBC 2.9
#4 ABC 2.6
#5 CW 0.7

Tuesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
NCIS(R), CBS
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Hell’s Kitchen, FOX
The Biggest Loser, NBC
News Special, ABC

My Thoughts: It’s quite alarming how old Dancing
With the Stars
demo is…

Wednesday (4/2/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 10.5
#2 CBS 6.8
#3 NBC 4.8
#4 ABC 3.8
#5 CW 2.0

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 6.6
#2 CBS 3.1
#3 ABC 2.0
#4 NBC 1.8
#5 CW 1.3

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
Moment of Truth, FOX
Deal or No Deal, NBC
American Idol, FOX
Criminal Minds, CBS
CSI: NY, CBS

My Thoughts: The return of CBS’s procedural dramas equals a
dose of reality for Law & Order

Thursday (4/3/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 9.9
#2 FOX 6.1
#3 NBC 3.7
#4 ABC 3.2
#5 CW 1.4

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 4.6
#2 FOX 2.9
#3 NBC 2.6
#4 ABC 1.5
#5 CW 0.8

Thursday’s Top Shows:
Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites, CBS
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, FOX
CSI, CBS
Without a Trace, CBS

My Thoughts: Not even close. CBS won Thursday
going away, although Trace dropping 20 % of CSI‘s
audience could be a cause for concern…

Friday (4/4/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 5.9
#2 NBC 4.1
#3 FOX 3.5
#4 ABC 3.2
#5 CW 2.6

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 2.3
#2 NBC 1.6
#3 ABC 1.4
#4 CW 1.4
#5 FOX 1.3

Friday’s Top Shows:
Ghost Whisperer, CBS
The Price is Right, CBS
Numb3rs, CBS
Dateline, NBC

My Thoughts: CBS does it again. Here’s a question,
though: whatever happened to Women’s Murder Club? …

Sunday (4/6/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 5.6
#2 ABC 5.4
#3 NBC 3.6
#4 FOX 3.1
#5 CW 0.7

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 2.9
#2 FOX 2.3
#3 CBS 2.1
#4 NBC 1.5
#5 CW 0.4

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
Cold Case, CBS
Oprah’s Big Give, ABC

My Thoughts: Is Sunday’s audience wilting before our
eyes? Desperate Housewives return should score BIG…
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Week of 3/31 Overall

#1 CBS 42.9
#2 FOX 38.7
#3 ABC 32.3
#4 NBC 26.1
#5 CW 8.7

Top 10 Shows:
#1 American Idol (Wed), FOX
# 2 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 3 Dancing With the Stars (Mon), ABC
# 4 CSI, CBS
# 5 Dancing With the Stars (Tue), ABC
# 6 CSI: Miami (Mon), CBS
# 7 Without a Trace, CBS
# 8 CSI: Miami (Tue), CBS
# 9 Two and a Half Men, CBS
#10 Criminal Minds, CBS
#10 CSI: NY, CBS

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The King has been dethroned, as CBS topples Idol-heavy
FOX. Maybe its time they start developing a good new show or
two. Moment of Truth and Back to You don’t
count. Meanwhile: that “thud” you heard was ABC, NBC &
CW’s ratings crashing to the ground…

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