‘Tis the Season!
NBC’s Sunday Night Football begons it’s reign in the #1 spot. The “Top Twenty” coming up next……It’s only the first week of the new fall season & the heavy-hitting shows haven’t premiered yet, especially CBS’ line-up. NBC is enjoying it’s time in the sun with three shows at the top of the list. America’s Got Talent will soon be gone, with it’s finale airing tonight, & CBS will step in. ABC, which didn’t even make a showing this week, will also have it’s new shows airing next week too. So the tide is definitely going to change for NBC. It will be interesting to see just how The Jay Leno Show does. Was NBC’s bold move brilliant or a disaster? Time will tell. By the way, overnight ratings for Leno’s Monday night premiere show were great, with 18.4 mil tuning in to see just what he had to offer.
Mr. Nielson’s “Top Twenty” for the week of Sept. 7-13:
1. NFL Sunday Night Football NBC 21.1mil
2. NFL Thursday (special nite) NBC 20.9mil
3. America’s Got Talent (Tue) NBC 12mil
4. NCIS (repeat) CBS 11.2mil
5. 60 Minutes CBS 10.5mil
6. America’s Got Talent (Wed) NBC 10.1mil
7. Two and a Half Men (repeat) CBS 9mil
8. The Mentalist (repeat) CBS 8.3mil
9. The Big Bang Theory (repeat) CBS 8.1mil
10. Hell’s Kitchen FOX 8mil
11. Big Brother 11 (Tue) CBS 7.9mil
12. CSI (repeat) CBS 7.6mil
13. Glee FOX 7.5mil
14. Big Brother 11 (Thu) CBS 7.4mil
15. Dateline (Fri) NBC 7.4mil
16. Dateline (Mon) NBC 6.7mil
17. Big Brother 11 (Sun) CBS 6.6mil
18. The Mentalist (repeat) CBS 6.6mil
19. So You Think You Can Dance FOX 6.6mil
20. America’s Got Talent (repeat)NBC 6.5mil
The CW’s primetime premiere week didn’t make the list, but Vampire Diaries came in at #26 with 2.7million viewers. FOX’ King of the Hill series finale had 3.9 million tuning in to say farewell.
There were a few premieres on Cable networks this past week. Did any of them make the “Top Ten”?
Top Ten Cable List for the week of Sept. 7-13:
“True Blood” finale makes the list.
1. College Football (Sat) USC/Ohio State ESPN 10.5mil
2. 2009 Video Music Awards MTV 8.9mil
3. College Football (Mon) Miami/Fla State ESPN 8.4mil
4. ICarly (premiere Sat) NICK 7,5mil
5. 2009 VMA Post Show MTV 7.3mil
6. Scooby Doo: Mystery Begins (Sun movie) TOON 6.1mil
7. WWE Monday Night RAW (9-10pm) USA 5.5mil
8. WWE Monday Night RAW (10-11pm) USA 5.3mil
9. The O’Reilly Factor (Wed) FOXN 5.1mil
10. True Bood (season finale) HBO 5.1mil
Monk (premiere) USA 4.8mil (#11)
Sons oF Anarchy (premiere) FX 4.2mil (#15)
Psych (premiere) USA 4mil (#22)
Army Wives LIFE 3.9mil (#23)
I’m sure things will change next week. Till then…..