And it’s another Monday night of ratings. Should there be some music here like Monday Night Football. NBC comes in first with Dateline having 4.1/12. Coming in second was NBC’s Deal or No Deal having 3.6/11. And with a close third place, FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen having 3.6/10. Forth place goes to CBS’s CSI Miami having 3.0/9. And also rounding out fifth place is CBS’s Two and Half Men, shouldn’t it be Two and a Half Men having 2.7/8.
For who won the night (in key demos), stick around after the jump. . .
I still have not watched CSI Miami. I’ve recorded it but I really do not have any interest in watching a show about the good guys vs. the bad guys. You may argue, what other kind of story is there, when almost every story is based on a binary dichotomy of protagonist vs. antagonist, but I have known “the good guys” and I have known “the bad guys” and the lines are not as clear as most of these shows depict. I believe that there are more crooked “good guys” then what these shows are offering.
It’s one of the reasons why I love Sci-Fi. That genre actually points out that what appears to be “good” maybe bad. This is also one of the reasons why I began getting into reality TV, until I found out that most of it is not “real”, but sometimes it is and it can make for an entertaining exploration of the human experience. While most reality TV has not gone the way that I had hoped it would go, there are still some shows that hold on to the “documentarian” — is that a word? — it’s probably misspelled — in myself.
I want to be informed more than I want to be entertained. It’s strange that the Television industry gained it’s license from the government because they convinced the government that they would be an educational force and thus broadcast was taken out of the hands of the Navy (back then – the Department of War) and RKO was born — so many years ago. Where is their promise? With that said, I still have hope. No amount of commercials can brain wash that away
Nielsen Fast Nationals
From Monday, June 18, 2007
Who Won The Night
Rember this isn’t a chart
- NBC 3.2/9
- FOX 2.5/8
- CBS 2.2/7
How do I read these ratings?
A Nielsen rating may look like this:
8pm – NBC – TVgasm The TV Show – 10.0/18
Focus on the 10.0/18. The RATING, 10.0, on the left represents the actual number of households that watched a show. One rating point equals 1,102,000 households. The SHARE, 18, on the right represents the show’s proportion of the total households watching television at that time.
For example, TVgasms TV Show has a 10 rating/18 share. That means 11,020,000 households are tuned in to the show and 18% of all the households with a TV turned on are watching that show.
Ratings and Share are customarily broken down for various DEMOs — a demographic grouping of viewers, like 18-49 adults or 2-12 children or 18-34 women, etc. Advertisers, and therefore networks, covet the 18-49 adult demo, and so tend to concentrate on that number.