2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 5/5 – 5/11/08

CBS and ABC resume their battle for #1, while FOX loses its footing…

Monday (5/5/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 8.7
#2 CBS 7.4
#3 FOX 7.2
#4 NBC 6.1
#5 CW 1.7

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 3.8
#1 FOX 3.8
#3 ABC 3.4
#4 NBC 2.6
#5 CW 1.0

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Bones, FOX
How I Met Your Mother, CBS
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: It’s pretty rare for CBS to lead the way
in the 18-49 demo…

Tuesday (5/6/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 9.6
#2 ABC 8.4
#3 CBS 6.9
#4 NBC 4.2
#5 CW 1.4

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 6.7
#2 ABC 3.0
#3 CBS 2.3
#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: A Dancing With the Stars special,
coupled with the weekly results show – worked well for ABC. Mean-
while, Idol and SVU numbers weren’t where they
should be: is the Law & Order spin-off starting to show its age?

Wednesday (5/7/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 9.0
#2 CBS 7.1
#3 NBC 5.1
#4 ABC 4.4
#5 CW 2.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 5.0
#2 CBS 2.7
#3 NBC 2.2
#4 ABC 2.1
#5 CW 1.5

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Price is Right, CBS
American Idol, FOX
Criminal Minds, CBS
Law & Order, NBC
CSI: NY(R), CBS
Barbara Walters Special, ABC

My Thoughts: More of the same on a night that should see
quite a bit of change in the Fall…

Thursday (5/8/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 9.5
#2 ABC 7.7
#3 FOX 4.4
#3 NBC 4.4
#5 CW 2.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.4
#2 CBS 4.3
#3 NBC 2.8
#4 FOX 2.0
#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
Without a Trace, CBS
Lost, ABC
ER, NBC

My Thoughts: CBS enjoys another very strong Thursday…

Friday (5/9/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 5.5
#2 ABC 4.2
#3 NBC 3.8
#4 CW 2.4
#5 FOX 2.2

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 2.0
#2 ABC 1.7
#3 NBC 1.4
#4 CW 1.3
#5 FOX 1.1

Friday’s Top Shows:
Ghost Whisperer, CBS
Special: TV’s All-Time Funniest, ABC
Moonlight, CBS
Dateline, NBC
Numb3rs, CBS

My Thoughts: The usual, ho-hum CBS Friday night victory…

Sunday (5/11/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 7.1
#2 CBS 6.9
#3 FOX 2.9
#4 NBC 2.7
#5 CW 0.9

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.0
#2 CBS 3.6
#3 FOX 2.3
#4 NBC 1.1
#5 CW 0.5

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favorites, CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
Desperate Housewives, ABC
Brothers & Sisters, ABC

My Thoughts: A night of finales fared well for ABC
(Brothers & Sisters) and CBS (Survivor)…
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Week of 5/5 Overall

#1 CBS 43.2 (+3.3%)
#2 ABC 40.5 (+5.5%)
#3 FOX 34.8 (-6.8%)
#4 NBC 25.8 (-5.9%)
#5 CW 10.5 (Even)

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

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CBS and ABC accounted for eight of the week’s Top 10 shows.
FOX’s household numbers take a surprising decline of close to 7%.
And NBC is just waiting for another season to mercifully end…