These are Mr. Nielson’s ratings for the week of Jan.5 – Jan.11…..
Football was the theme this week. College & Pro football got all the high scores, but CBS still maintained it’s dominance in the overall Top Twenty & here they are:
1. BCS Championship: Oklahoma v. Florida Fox (26.8mil)
2. NFC Playoffs: Arizona/Carolina Fox (23.8mil)
3. The Mentalist CBS (19.6mil)
4. NCIS CBS (19.1mil)
5. Fiesta Bowl Fox (17.1mil)
6. 60 Minutes CBS (15mil)
7. Golden Globe Awards NBC (14.9mil)
8. Grey’s Anatomy ABC (13.9mil)
9. Desperate Housewives ABC (13.mil)
10. Without a Trace CBS (13.1mil)
11. 24 Fox (12.6mil)
12. Barbara Walters Special ABC (12.6mil) The Patrick Swayze interview.
13. Cold Case CBS (12.3mil)
14. Biggest Loser NBC (11.9mil)
15. Two and a Half Men CBS (11.6mil) Repeat
16. CSI: CBS (11mil) Repeat
17. Law & Order: SVU NBC (10.8mil)
18. Ghost Whisperer CBS (10.6mil)
19. CSI: Miami CBS (10.4mil) Repeat
20. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC (10.3mil)
TIE Law & Order NBC (10.3mil)
Even though none of the NEW shows made the list, their ratings were enough to make the networks happy, for this week anyways. Here are some of them and their numbers.
Flashpoint CBS (10mil) This show premiered following Ghost Whisperer.
The Bachelor ABC (9mil)
Homeland Security ABC (7.8mil)
True Beauty ABC (7.6mil)
Howie Do It NBC (7.6mil)
Scrubs ABC ((6.7mil)
Gameshow in My Head CBS (6.3mil)
13: Fear is Real CW (2.4mil)
Momma’s Boys NBC (2.0mil)
CW’s Gossip Girl (2.8mil) & One Tree Hill (2.5mil)
Here are the Top 5 Cable Shows (nighttime) for Jan.5- Jan.11
1. Monk USA (5.2mil)
2. WWE USA (5.0mil)
3. Secret Life of American Teen ABCF (4.3mil)
4. Pysch USA (4.1mil)
5. NCIS USA (4.0mil) Syndicated
Here are the numbers for some of our other cable favorites.
Nip/Tuck FX (3.2mil)
Top Chef BRAVO (2.9mil)
Leverage TNT (2.8mil)
Ghosthunters International SCIFI (2.6mil)
Dirty Jobs DSC (2.4mil)
Real World: Brooklyn MTV (2.2mil) Premiere
Stargate Atlantis SCIFI (2.0mil)
Sanctuary SCIFI (1.9)
Damages FX (1.7mil)
Real World Aftershow MTV (1.7mil)
The City MTV (1.2mil)
The Real World XXI had the highest ratings of any MTV show for the whole week. It’s aftershow came in 2nd, followed by The City in 3rd.
The trend for the “cheaper to produce” reality-based programming has not affected the ratings. The one-hour drama still brings in the biggest numbers, especially the 10pm time-slot. It makes me wonder what effect Jay Leno taking over that very spot in the fall will do for NBC.
If you have a favorite show that I haven’t mentioned, just let me know what it is & I will find out how it’s doing in the ratings war. In the end, it all boils down to these ratings when it comes to cancelling our favorite shows. If they are not making money for the network in their time-slot. They are gone. Sad, but very true!