2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 5/12-18/08

FOX makes up some ground, and gears up for the Idol finale…

Monday (5/12/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 9.3
#2 FOX 7.5
#3 CBS 7.3
#4 NBC 3.7
#5 CW 1.8

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 4.5
#2 CBS 4.0
#3 ABC 3.7
#4 NBC 2.2
#5 CW 1.2

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Bones, FOX
How I Met Your Mother, CBS
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: ABC, CBS and Fox were the big winners
Monday. The CW saw a slight spike in the ratings for Gossip
Girl
& One Tree Hill. As for NBC’s American
Gladiators
: D.O.A.

Tuesday (5/13/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 10.6
#2 CBS 7.2
#3 ABC 6.6
#4 NBC 4.8
#5 CW 1.2

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 7.1
#2 ABC 2.5
#3 CBS 2.4
#4 NBC 2.3
#5 CW 0.8

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

My Thoughts: American Idol enjoyed its strongest
Tuesday in quite a while. Beauty and the Geek‘s season finale
barely registered…

Wednesday (5/14/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 9.3
#2 CBS 6.9
#3 NBC 5.1
#4 ABC 4.2
#5 CW 2.2

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 5.6
#2 CBS 2.5
#3 ABC 2.4
#4 NBC 2.1
#5 CW 1.6

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

My Thoughts: FOX more than doubled the #2 network in
the 18-49 demo…

Thursday (5/15/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 8.7
#2 ABC 7.8
#3 NBC 5.1
#4 FOX 4.7
#5 CW 2.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.5
#2 NBC 3.5
#3 CBS 3.4
#4 FOX 2.3
#5 CW 1.4

Thursday’s Top Shows:
Ugly Betty, ABC
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, FOX
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
CSI, CBS
The Office, NBC
Without a Trace, CBS
Lost, ABC
ER, NBC

My Thoughts: CBS remains #1 overall, but loses the 18-49
demo without Survivor’s younger audience…

Friday (5/16/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 5.5
#2 ABC 4.2
#3 CW 2.4
#4 NBC 2.2
#5 FOX 2.0

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 2.0
#2 ABC 1.7
#3 CW 1.2
#3 FOX 1.2
#5 NBC 1.0

Friday’s Top Shows:
Ghost Whisperer, CBS
Numb3rs, CBS

My Thoughts: CBS continues to be the only network
that takes Friday seriously…

Sunday (5/18/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 8.4
#2 CBS 7.3
#3 FOX 3.1
#4 NBC 2.5
#5 CW 0.9

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 4.7
#2 CBS 2.6
#3 FOX 2.4
#4 NBC 1.3
#5 CW 0.5

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC
Country Music Awards, CBS
Desperate Housewives, ABC

My Thoughts: ABC and CBS lead the way yet again…
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Week of 5/12 Overall

#1 CBS 42.9
#2 ABC 40.5
#3 FOX 37.2 (+6.5%)
#4 NBC 23.4 (-9.5%)
#5 CW 10.6

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 Desperate Housewives, ABC
# 7 Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
# 8 Without a Trace, CBS
# 9 NCIS, CBS
#10 House, FOX

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FOX showed the greatest gains this past week. Look for those
numbers to improve even more next week, with most of ABC
and CBS’s big guns having already used up their finales…