2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 4/21 – 4/27/08

Since the writer’s strike ended, the ratings race has been very interesting indeed…

Monday (4/21/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 8.8
#2 CBS 7.3
#3 NBC 6.3
#4 FOX 5.3
#5 CW 1.7

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 4.0
#2 ABC 3.5
#3 NBC 2.8
#4 FOX 2.6
#5 CW 1.3

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, CBS
Medium, NBC
The Bachelor: London Calling, ABC

My Thoughts: Numbers were up pretty much across the
board. Even the CW had a decent night, thanks to the return of the
over-hyped Gossip Girl

Tuesday (4/22/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 10.4
#2 ABC 7.0
#3 CBS 5.6
#4 NBC 4.4
#5 CW 1.3

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 6.9
#2 ABC 2.7
#3 NBC 2.3
#3 CBS 2.1
#5 CW 0.9

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

My Thoughts: The most telling Tuesday numbers: the
landslide for FOX in the 18-49 demo…

Wednesday (4/23/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 8.9
#2 NBC 7.0
#3 CBS 5.2
#4 ABC 3.8
#5 CW 2.2

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 5.5
#2 NBC 2.8
#3 CBS 2.2
#4 ABC 2.0
#5 CW 1.6

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
Deal or No Deal, NBC
American Idol, FOX
Criminal Minds(R), CBS
Law & Order, NBC
CSI: NY(R), CBS

My Thoughts: Law & Order took full advantage of
CBS reruns…

Thursday (4/24/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 9.2
#2 ABC 8.1
#3 FOX 5.3
#4 NBC 4.3
#5 CW 1.8

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.8
#2 CBS 4.0
#3 NBC 2.9
#4 FOX 2.3
#5 CW 1.2

Thursday’s Top Shows:
Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites, CBS
Ugly Betty, ABC
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, FOX
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
CSI, CBS
Don’t Forget the Lyrics, FOX
Without a Trace, CBS
Lost, ABC

My Thoughts: ABC enjoyed its best Thursday in some time,
with the return of Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy and
Lost

Friday (4/25/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 5.6
#2 NBC 4.0
#3 ABC 3.0
#4 FOX 2.6
#5 CW 2.4

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 2.2
#2 NBC 1.6
#3 FOX 1.3
#3 CW 1.3
#5 ABC 1.2

Friday’s Top Shows:
Ghost Whisperer, CBS
Moonlight, CBS
Dateline, NBC
Numb3rs, CBS

My Thoughts: CBS’s Friday lineup matched their Tuesday
average household numbers …

Sunday (4/27/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 7.5
#2 CBS 5.7
#3 FOX 3.9
#4 NBC 3.8
#5 CW 0.8

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.0
#2 FOX 3.0
#3 CBS 2.1
#4 NBC 1.3
#5 CW 0.5

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
Desperate Housewives, ABC
Cold Case, CBS
Family Guy, FOX
Brothers & Sisters, ABC

My Thoughts: FOX’s overrated Family Guy scores
its highest ratings of the season. Sunday could be ABC’s most con-
sistent night of programming…
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Week of 4/21 Overall

#1 CBS 38.6
#2 ABC 38.2
#3 FOX 36.4
#4 NBC 29.8
#5 CW 10.3

Top 10 Shows:
#1 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 2 American Idol (Wed), FOX
# 3 Dancing With the Stars (Mon), ABC
# 4 Dancing With the Stars (Tue), ABC
# 5 Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
# 6 CSI, CBS
# 7 Desperate Housewives, ABC
# 8 CSI: Miami, CBS
# 9 Without a Trace, CBS
#10 NCIS, CBS

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ABC slips past FOX, and takes a serious run at CBS for overall
household numbers. Meanwhile, NBC loses viewership and the
CW sees some slight gains…

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