The 81st Annual Academy Awards on ABC, took the first place spot for this week, Feb. 16-22, de-throning American Idol. It was no surprise though. We American love our celebrities & a chance to watch all that glitz & glamour on a Sunday night is a real treat. This gave ABC a great ratings week with seven shows in the Top Twenty. CBS is still on top with nine shows & there is no sign of NBC at all. Can they cancel a network?
“We’re here to ruin Jennifer’s night!
Mr. Nielson’s “Top Twenty” & yes, LOST is on it!!!
1. 81st Annual Academy Awards ABC (36.3mil) Mickey Roarke was robbed I say!
2. American Idol (Tues) FOX (25.4mil) Let the voting begin.
3. American Idol (Wed) FOX (24.8mil) The results are in.
4. Oscars Red Carpet ABC (24.4mil) Tim Gunn was a fish outta water.
5. The Mentalist CBS (18.2mil) He can do no wrong.
6. NCIS CBS (18.1mil) Huge success in syndication too.
7. CSI CBS (16.9mil) I’m not really missing Grissom. Are you?
8. Grey’s Anatomy ABC (15.6mil) Cross-over success, but the regulars are all bailing.
9. Criminal Minds CBS (14.5mil) Top-notch serial killers.
10. House Fox (14.2mil) Huddy fires Foreteen.
11. Survivor: Tocantins CBS (13.6mil) After 20 seasons, it’s still hot!
12. Two and a Half Men CBS repeat (13.3mil) Charlie just can’t lose.
13. The Bachelor ABC (12.5mil) Jilting Jillian was worth it.
14. CSI: NY CBS (12.3mil) Gary Sinise doesn’t need to make movies anymore.
15. Without a Trace CBS (12.1mil) Just like “Nancy Grace”.
16. The Barbara Walters Special ABC (11.5mil) We needed to know about Mickey’s face.
17. Lost ABC (11.4mil) The “6″ return & Jack cries!
18. 24 Fox (11.2mil) Time is ticking away, Jack. Hurry up!
19. Eleventh Hour CBS (11.2mil) It’s a hit because it’s CBS.
20. Private Practice ABC (11.2mil) The cross-over with “Grey’s” was a good thing.
Here’s our Top Ten Cable shows. Vince McMahon & his WWE Wrestling is still the dominate force.
“That’s gonna leave a mark!”
1. WWE Wrestling USA 6.4mil (10-11pm)
2. The Closer TNT 5.8mil
3. Monk USA 5.6mil
4. WWE Wrestling USA 5.5mil (9-10pm)
5. ICarly NICK 5mil
6. NCIS USA 4.9mil
7. Psych USA 4.8mil
8. Burn Notice USA 4.67mil
9. Dadnapped Disney 4.62mil
10. NCIS USA 4.5mil
Here’s the numbers for some of our other favorites.
Carla for the WIN!
Top Chef BRAVO 3.6mil
Secret Life of an American Teenager ABCF 3.5mil
House of Payne TBS 3.2mil
Jon & Kate Plus 8 TLC 2.9mil
Leverage TNT 2.9mil
Nip/Tuck FX 2.4mil
Intervention A&E 2.1mil
Real World XXI MTV 2mil
Real Housewives of Orange County BRAVO 1.9mil
Real Housewives of NYC BRAVO 1.6mil
Well, overall, I didn’t see any surprises this week. Things seem to be balancing out. The “new” season is almost over & we will be thrown into repeat hell soon. Let’s see if this changes the reign of CBS. I’m ready for Big Brother.