2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 4/14-20/08

CBS almost loses its grip…

Monday (4/14/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 8.4
#2 CBS 6.6
#3 NBC 6.1
#4 FOX 4.6
#5 CW 1.3

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 3.6
#2 ABC 3.4
#3 NBC 2.9
#4 FOX 2.5
#5 CW 1.0

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Bones, FOX
Samantha Who?, ABC
Two and a Half Men, CBS
Rules of Engagement, CBS
CSI: Miami(R), CBS
Medium, NBC

My Thoughts: Dancing With the Stars and Two
and a Half Men
are the major players on Monday. But more im-
portantly, who’s responsible for keeping Rules of Engagement
on the air? I want names…

Tuesday (4/15/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 10.2
#2 NBC 7.5
#3 ABC 6.2
#4 CBS 5.8
#5 CW 1.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 6.7
#2 NBC 4.5
#3 ABC 2.3
#3 CBS 2.3
#5 CW 0.7

Tuesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
NCIS, CBS
The Biggest Loser, NBC
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Hell’s Kitchen, FOX
Boston Legal, ABC
Law & Order: SVU, NBC

My Thoughts: Mariah Carey’s appearance kept Idol’s
ratings steady; The Biggest Loser finale performed admirably
for NBC…

Wednesday (4/16/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 8.7
#2 CBS 6.9
#3 ABC 6.3
#4 NBC 4.5
#5 CW 1.9

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 5.4
#2 CBS 3.2
#3 ABC 2.4
#4 NBC 1.9
#5 CW 1.4

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
Democratic Debate, ABC
Deal or No Deal, NBC
American Idol, FOX
Criminal Minds, CBS
CSI: NY, CBS

My Thoughts: ABC’s coverage of the Democratic Debate
likely brought Idol numbers down…

Thursday (4/17/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 7.0
#2 FOX 5.7
#3 NBC 4.9
#4 ABC 3.3
#5 CW 1.8

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC 3.4
#2 CBS 3.0
#3 FOX 2.8
#4 ABC 1.5
#5 CW 1.1

Thursday’s Top Shows:
Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites, CBS
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, FOX
CSI(R), CBS
Don’t Forget the Lyrics, FOX
The Office, NBC
Without a Trace(R), CBS

My Thoughts: Only NBC and the CW showed rating gains,
as CBS served up Survivor and procedural reruns …

Friday (4/18/08)

Overall:

#1 NBC 4.5
#2 CBS 4.2
#3 FOX 3.2
#4 ABC 2.7
#5 CW 2.5

Adults 18-49:

#1 NBC 1.8
#2 CBS 1.5
#3 FOX 1.3
#4 CW 1.2
#5 ABC 1.1

Friday’s Top Shows:
Ghost Whisperer(R), CBS
Dateline, NBC
Numb3rs(R), CBS

My Thoughts: Again, CBS repeats pulled viewership down…

Sunday (4/20/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 7.0
#2 CBS 5.7
#3 NBC 3.8
#4 FOX 3.0
#5 CW 1.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 3.6
#2 FOX 2.0
#3 CBS 1.7
#4 NBC 1.5
#5 CW 0.5

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
Oprah’s Big Give, ABC
Desperate Housewives, ABC
Movie: Sweet Nothing in My Ear, CBS

My Thoughts: CBS benefits from The Masters
golf coverage spill-over to outlast ABC and the return of Desperate
Housewives
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Week of 4/14 Overall

#1 CBS 36.2
#2 FOX 35.4
#3 ABC 33.9
#4 NBC 31.3
#5 CW 9.7

Top 10 Shows:
#1 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 2 American Idol (Wed), FOX
# 3 Dancing With the Stars (Mon), ABC
# 4 Desperate Housewives, ABC
# 5 Dancing With the Stars (Tue), ABC
# 6 NCIS, CBS
# 7 Law & Order: SVU, NBC
# 8 Two and a Half Men, CBS
# 9 CSI: NY, CBS
#10 Criminal Minds, CBS

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Network numbers came back down to earth, mostly due to a rash
of reruns as we come towards the stretch run…

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