They did it again! American Idol kicked ass, coming in 1st & 2nd over two nights. They have dominated the ratings since their season debut. (SuperBowl doesn’t count). The 51st Annual Grammys & 60 Minutes came in 3rd & 4th respectively. CBS still dominates overall with 9 shows in the ‘Top Twenty’. FOX has 6 & ABC makes the list with 5 total. There is no sign of NBC at all. Jump please…….
Let’s take a look at who Mr. Nielson proclaimed the “Top Twenty” for the week of Feb. 2-8.
Those back spasms don’t mean a thing. Let’s get it on!
1. American Idol FOX (26.6 mil) Tuesday’s show. No “Idol” winner here.
2. American Idol FOX (26.4 mil) Wednesday’s show. Not one here either.
3. 51st Annual Grammy Awards CBS (19.0 mil) MIA was the best act of the night!
4. 60 Minutes CBS (16.7 mil) Katie scores big with the hero Pilot!
5. Two and a Half Men CBS (16.6 mil) Charlie’s done it again!
6. CSI: Miami CBS (16.1 mil) The Alexx comback was a hit.
7. Grey’s Anatomy ABC (15.3 mil) Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are finally “outta there”.
8. House FOX (14.9 mil) The clocks ticking on the Huddy hook-up.
9. The Mentalist CBS (14.4 mil) repeat
10. NCIS CBS (13.9 mil) repeat
11. Desperate Housewives ABC (13.8 mil) Why do people watch these scags?
12. Lie to Me FOX (13 mil) I’ve learned how to lie like a pro.
13. Private Practice ABC (12.9 mil) This soap opera’s giving me a headache.
14. Fringe FOX (12.8 mil) Mark Valley married his co-star whats-her-name.
15. Without a Trace CBS (12.2 mil) OOPS! Lost another one. (Olly Olly Oxen Free?)
16. CSI CBS (11.8 mil) repeat (even a repeat kicks NBC’s ass)
17. Ghost Whisperer CBS (11.4 mil) It’s creepy having a dead husband.
18. 24 FOX (11.3 mil) Jack’s back & saving the world. I can sleep now.
19. The Bachelor ABC (11 mil) Jason took ‘em all home to mommy. She wasn’t impressed.
20. Lost ABC (11 mil) ARGHHH! A Kate & Jack episode! No wonder it’s #20.
Monk is #1 on the ‘Top Ten’ cable list. The WWE still maintains a top spot though & as you can see, the wrestling fans pick up after 10pm. USA is the dominate cable channel with 6 shows on the list.
1. Monk USA (5.6mil)
2. WWE Wrestling USA (5.4mil) 10-11pm.
3. The Closer TNT (5.3mil)
4. Burn Notice USA (5.27mil)
5. ICarly NICK (5.23mil)
6. WWE Wrestling USA (5.1mil) 9-10pm.
7. NCIS USA (4.48mil)
8. Psych USA (4.4mil)
9. Lakers v. Celtics TNT (4.3mil)
10. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story TNT (4.2mil)
Here’s just a few other cable shows & their viewer numbers for the past week. Battlestar Galactica is gaining more & more each week while Damages is once again below a million viewers.
Top Chef BRAVO (3.2mil)
I Love Money 2 (premiere) VH1 (2.4mil)
For the Love of Ray J. (premiere) VH1 (2.2mil)
Double Shot at Love (finale) MTV (2mil)
Trust Me TNT (1.9mil)
Real World: Brooklyn MTV (1.8mil)
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives FOOD (1.7mil)
Battlestar Galactica SCIFI (1.7mil)
Damages FX (880,000)
I thought we’d take a look at what the top syndicated shows are right now. It seems we still love Pat Sajak & Vanna White after all these years. Look at Charlie Sheen’s show. It’s kicking Oprah’s ass.
1. Wheel of Fortune (11.8mil)
2. Jeopardy (9.8mil)
3. Two & a Half Men on the WB (8.6mil)
4. The Oprah Winfrey Show (6.9mil)
5. Entertainment Tonight (6.8mil)
6. Family Guy (6.7mil)
7. Judge Judy (6.6mil)
8. CSI: NY (5.8mil)
9. Seinfeld (5.5mil)
10. Everybody Loves Raymond (5.1mil)
I’m surprised that Ellen didn’t even make the ‘Top Twenty’. Dopey Dr. Phil came in at #16.
That’s the numbers for this week. Oh yeh, HBO’s Big Love grabbed 1.9 million viewers. It’s steadily growing in viewers.