By madeyoulaugh|Tuesday, November 28, 2006 | 9:39 am | 6 Comments
Oh what a Monday it was last night, shows were aired, people watched and when all was said and done there were few surprises. DEAL OR NO DEAL won its time slot, though THE CLASS which everyone gives me $#!t for watching pulled an impressive 3.1/9 despite going up against DOD & PRISON BREAK. HEROES easily flew into first place in its time slot, and apparently someone out there still has love for, yawn, THE BACHELOR: ROME which is about as innovative and entertaining as ball hair. The shock of the night for me was CSI: MIAMI, which despite being riddled with vomitacious dialogue and one liners, killed in the top spot for the ten o’clock hour.
Below, please find 7 minutes of CSI: MIAMI cheese spun into internet brilliance, and then after the jump find the complete Neilsen ratings for last night (18-49). . .
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.