“Will you let me break your heart on national TV? It’s in my contract.”
The ratings are in & The Bachelor finale did great, but what about the After the Final Rose specials? …..and who’s #1 this week. Check it all out after the jump….
“I’m not singing “Love Story” for you.”
America’s favorite show is American Idol on FOX. It not only took the top spot on it’s regular Tuesday & Wednesday night timeslots, but took over Thursday night as well with it’s “Wild Card” special. Former Idol, Taylor Swift, gave them a run for their money though, appearing on CSI on CBS & coming in behind Idol by only 600,000 viewers. (and she didn’t even sing!). ABC’s The Bachelor: After the Final Rose drew more viewers than The Bachelor finale. We American’s love a good soap opera & Jason went from most popular bachelor ever to most hated in a matter of minutes! Who could ask for better TV entertainment than that.
Mr. Nielson LOVES American Idol too. Here’s his list of “Top Twenty” for the week March 2-8.
1. American Idol FOX (Tues.) 24.3 mil
2. American Idol FOX (Wed.) 22.8 mil
3. American Idol FOX (Thurs.) 21.5 mil
4. CSI CBS 20.9 mil
5. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose ABC 17.5 mil
6. The Bachelor (finale) ABC 15.5 mil
7. Two and a Half Men CBS 15.5 mil
8. NCIS CBS (repeat) 13.7 mil
9. Desperate Housewives ABC 13.6 mil
10. CSI: Miami CBS 13.4 mil
11. 60 Minutes CBS 13.3 mil
12. The Mentalist CBS (repeat) 12.6 mil
13. Cold Case CBS 12.6 mil
14. Eleventh Hour CBS 12.1 mil
15. Survivor: Tocantins CBS 11.9 mil
16. Rules of Engagement CBS 11.8 mil
17. 24 FOX 11.1 mil
18. How I Met Your Mother CBS 11.1 mil
19. Ghost Whisperer CBS 11.1 mil
20. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose #2 ABC 10.9 mil
Once again, no sign of NBC on the list. Well let’s just move on to the “Top Ten” cable shows for the week of March 2-8.
This “Tween” show is gaining momentum!
1 ICarly NICK (Sat 8pm) 6.2mil
2 Burn Notice USA (finale) 6mil
3 WWE Wrestling USA (10-11pm) 5.7mil
4 WWE Wrestling USA (9-10pm) 5.2mil
5 NCIS USA (Mon 7-8pm) 4.6mil
6 NCIS USA (Mon 8-9pm) 4.5mil
7 True Jackson, VP NICK (Sat 8:30pm) 4.4mil
8 NCIS USA (Tues 7-8pm) 4.2mil
9 Hannah Montana DSNY (Sun 7:30pm) 4.2mil
10 ICarly NICK (Sun 11am) 4mil
That’s it for this week kids. I’ll check back next week & we’ll see if Dancing with the Stars made the list.