2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 4/28 – 5/4/08

Only a few weeks left in the season, and it’s pretty obvious which networks have a lot of work to do this summer…

Monday (4/28/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 9.1
#2 FOX 7.4
#3 CBS 7.2
#4 NBC 6.1
#5 CW 1.7

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 4.4
#2 CBS 3.9
#3 ABC 3.7
#4 NBC 2.9
#5 CW 1.2

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Bones, FOX
Deal or No Deal, NBC
House, 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: This is really a pretty decent night for every
network. FOX welcomed back the still very strong House
with open arms…

Tuesday (4/29/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 10.8
#2 CBS 7.2
#3 ABC 6.7
#4 NBC 4.2
#5 CW 1.4

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 7.1
#2 CBS 2.4
#2 ABC 2.4
#4 NBC 2.1
#5 CW 0.9

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

My Thoughts: NCIS and on-the-fence Shark
improved CBS’s Tuesday numbers from a week ago. Meanwhile, on-
the-fence Women’s Murder Club might be leaning the wrong
way…

Wednesday (4/30/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 8.7
#2 CBS 6.8
#3 NBC 5.6
#4 ABC 4.3
#5 CW 2.2

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 5.2
#2 CBS 2.7
#3 NBC 2.3
#4 ABC 2.1
#5 CW 1.5

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

My Thoughts: Outside of Idol, this is quite a dead evening …

Thursday (5/1/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 9.1
#2 ABC 7.6
#3 FOX 5.0
#4 NBC 4.4
#5 CW 2.0

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.4
#2 CBS 4.1
#3 NBC 3.0
#4 FOX 2.3
#5 CW 1.3

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: For all the talk of NBC’s celebrated Thursday
comedies, its ratings are only good enough to beat the CW…

Friday (5/2/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 5.8
#2 NBC 4.0
#3 ABC 3.2
#4 CW 2.3
#5 FOX 2.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 2.2
#2 NBC 1.7
#3 ABC 1.2
#3 CW 1.2
#5 FOX 1.1

Friday’s Top Shows:
Ghost Whisperer, CBS
20/20 Special, ABC
Moonlight, CBS
Dateline, NBC
Numb3rs, CBS

My Thoughts: FOX couldn’t even beat the CW…

Sunday (5/4/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 7.4
#2 CBS 5.7
#3 FOX 3.3
#4 NBC 3.1
#5 CW 0.9

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.2
#2 FOX 2.6
#3 CBS 1.8
#4 NBC 1.2
#5 CW 0.5

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

My Thoughts: Sunday is owned by ABC at this point:
CBS might have some tweaking to do in the fall, FOX and NBC
numbers take a nose-dive – while the CW shouldn’t even bother…
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Week of 4/28 Overall

#1 CBS 41.8
#2 ABC 38.3
#3 FOX 37.3
#4 NBC 27.4
#5 CW 10.5

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 CSI, CBS
# 6 Desperate Housewives, ABC
# 7 Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
# 8 NCIS, CBS
# 9 CSI: Miami, CBS
#10 House, FOX

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NBC’s decline continues, while CBS increases their household lead
over worthy competitors ABC and FOX…