2007/2008 TV Season Ratings Report – Week of 5/19-25/08

American Idol’s final bow brings another network television
season to a close…

Monday (5/19/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 8.2
#2 FOX 8.1
#3 CBS 7.8
#4 NBC 3.3
#5 CW 2.1

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 4.5
#2 CBS 4.0
#3 ABC 3.4
#4 NBC 1.8
#5 CW 1.5

Monday’s Top Shows:
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Bones, FOX
House, FOX
Samantha Who?, ABC
Two and a Half Men, CBS
Rules of Engagement, CBS
The Bachelorette, ABC
CSI: Miami, CBS

My Thoughts: A slew of season finales led to some very solid
Monday numbers. Even the CW showed signs of life, as Gossip Girl had the struggling network nipping at NBC’s heels – especially in the 18-49 demo…

Tuesday (5/20/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 10.9
#2 ABC 10.6
#3 CBS 9.2
#4 NBC 3.0
#5 CW 1.4

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 7.6
#2 ABC 4.1
#3 CBS 3.1
#4 NBC 1.6
#5 CW 1.0

Tuesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
NCIS, CBS
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Hell’s Kitchen, FOX
Shark, CBS

My Thoughts: The Idol vs. Stars showdown is
obviously the Tuesday night headline. But how ‘bout NCIS?

Wednesday (5/21/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 17.3
#2 CBS 6.9
#3 NBC 4.4
#4 ABC 2.9
#5 CW 1.2

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 11.0
#2 CBS 2.7
#3 NBC 1.7
#4 ABC 1.2
#5 CW 0.6

Wednesday’s Top Shows:
American Idol, FOX
Criminal Minds, CBS
Law & Order, NBC
CSI: NY, CBS

My Thoughts: You wouldn’t know that American Idol‘s
numbers have been down judging from the performance of the finale…

Thursday (5/22/08)

Overall:

#1 ABC 9.9
#2 NBC 5.3
#3 FOX 5.2
#4 CBS 4.2
#5 CW 1.3

Adults 18-49:

#1 ABC 5.5
#2 FOX 3.4
#3 NBC 2.4
#4 CBS 1.5
#5 CW 0.7

Thursday’s Top Shows:
Deal or No Deal, NBC
Ugly Betty, ABC
So You Think You Can Dance, FOX
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
Without a Trace, CBS

My Thoughts: The Grey’s Anatomy season finale
delivered for ABC. Meanwhile, So You Think You Can Dance
returned to its usual audience…

Friday (5/23/08)

Overall:

#1 CBS 3.9
#2 NBC 3.8
#3 ABC 3.0
#4 FOX 2.5
#5 CW 2.3

Adults 18-49:

#1 CBS 1.5
#1 NBC 1.5
#3 FOX 1.4
#3 ABC 1.3
#5 CW 1.2

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

My Thoughts: See you in the Fall…

Sunday (5/25/08)

Overall:

#1 FOX 7.5
#2 CBS 6.0
#3 NBC 4.5
#4 ABC 4.1
#5 CW 0.9

Adults 18-49:

#1 FOX 2.5
#2 ABC 1.1
#3 CBS 1.0
#3 NBC 1.0
#5 CW 0.3

Sunday’s Top Shows:
60 Minutes, CBS
NASCAR, FOX
Cold Case, CBS

My Thoughts: NASCAR outperforms Family Guy for FOX…
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Week of 5/19 Overall

#1 FOX 51.5
#2 ABC 38.7
#3 CBS 38.0
#4 NBC 24.3
#5 CW 9.2

Top 10 Shows:
#1 American Idol (Wed), FOX
# 2 American Idol (Tue), FOX
# 3 Dancing With the Stars (Tue), ABC
# 4 Grey’s Anatomy, ABC
# 5 Dancing With the Stars (Mon), ABC
# 6 NCIS, CBS
# 7 CSI: Miami, CBS
# 8 House, FOX
# 9 Two and a Half Men, CBS
#10 Criminal Minds, CBS

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American Idol finished off its season in fine form, leading FOX to a landslide win in the last true week of network programming ‘til September. Have a great summer everybody!