Why was Mr. Nielson late this week? Find out after the jump…..
I have no idea why Mr. Nielson was late with the “Top Twenty” ratings list for this past week. I’ve heard rumors that he had the swine flu. We may never know, but things are back to normal again & I mean that in every way. Just look at the list. I swear, it’s almost the same as last week. There is one notable difference. That stupid Surviving Suburbia is no longer on it. It has dropped to 8.9mil viewers. There is a TV God! Both American Idol & Dancing With the Stars are at the top. These two shows are in their final stretch & things will surely change by the end of the month.
Will “DWTS” beat “AI” in finale ratings?
Once again, CBS dominates with over half the list being their shows. NBC? Hmmmm…. nope, not this week. Here’s Mr. Nielson’s “Top Twenty” list for the week of April 27-May 3:
1. American Idol (Tues.) FOX 23.2mil
2. American Idol (Wed.) FOX 22.3mil
3. Dancing With the Stars ABC 19.3mil
4. The Mentalist CBS 17.1mil
5. NCIS CBS 16.7mil
6. CSI CBS 15.5mil
7. Dancing With The Stars Results Show ABC 14.7mil
8. Two and a Half Men CBS 14.2mil
9. Grey’s Anatomy ABC 14.1mil
10. Criminal Minds CBS 13.6mil
11. Desperate Housewives ABC 13.5mil
12. CSI: NY CBS 12.5mil
13. Cold Case CBS 12.4mil
14. 60 Minutes CBS 12.3mil
15. Without a Trace CBS 12.2mil
16. CSI: Miami CBS 12.1mil
17. Survivor: Toncatins CBS 11.7mil
18. House FOX 11.6mil
19. Rules of Engagement ABC 11.3mil
20. Amazing Race CBS 10.8mil
Here is the list of “Top Ten” shows viewed by the biggest consumer group in the USA….. Women ages 18-34. These are the shows the ladies watch. I was surprised by how far down the list Dancing With the Stars ended up. Must be us old people are the biggest viewers of this show, much like when my grandma made me watch The Lawrence Welk Show. Also note, not a single CBS show on this list.
Grey’s Anatomy airs it’s 100th episode tonight at 9pm on ABC.
1. American Idol (tues) FOX 2.74mil
2. Grey’s Anatomy ABC 2.42mil
3. American Idol (wed.) FOX 2.31mil
4. Desperate Housewives ABC 1.65mil
5. House FOX 1.64mil
6. Private Practice ABC 1.54mil
7. The Office NBC 1.54mil
8. Law & Order: SVU NBC 1.51mil
9. Dancing With the Stars ABC 1.38mil
10. Biggest Loser NBC 1.35mil
The cable network “Top Ten” list for the week of April 27-May 3. This is only shows airing in ‘prime time’. Disney’s new Jonas captured 4 million viewers on it’s virgin night out.
Disney’s newest ‘money maker’.
1. Bulls/Celtics TNT (sat.) 7mil
2. WWE Raw (mon. 9-10pm) USA 5.1mil
3. WWE Raw (mon. 10-11pm) USA 4.9mil
4. NCIS (wed. 8pm) USA 4.5mil
5. Hannah Montana DISN 4.5mil
6. NICS (mon. 8pm) USA 4.2mil
7. Sonny With a Chance DISN 4.1mil
8. Fairly Oddparents “Wishology” Pt.#3 NICK 4.1mil
9. Fairly Oddparents “Wishology” Pt.#1 NICK 4mil
10. Jonas DISN (premiere) 4mil
Here’s just a quick list of some of the other shows you may be interested in:
Fingers crossed that we see more of Echo & Alpha.
FOX’s Dollhouse had 3 million viewers for it’s “Alpha” episode. They still haven’t given the show the axe. Here’s hoping they don’t. The finale is tomorrow night at 9pm. The lowest rated show on FOX is it’s newest animated series, Sit Down, Shut Up which only had 2million watching. It has been given the 7:30pm slot on Sunday’s cuz it sucks so bad. Don’t look for a new season for this mess.
I’m hoping “Ted” sticks around.
Over at ABC, it’s lowest rated show is (surprise surprise!) According to Jim with 3.1 million watching it’s 8pm show this tuesday night. They have assured us that this is Jim’s final season. All of the new shows that were premiered this past few months are in danger of cancellation. In the Motherhood, The Unusuals, Better Off Ted, Cupid & Castle have all had low ratings, although Castle did pick up when it took the prime spot after DWTS, replacing Surviving Suburbia (which did NOT do well on it’s own). ABC will announce it’s fall line-up on May 19th.
Hard to believe this was CBS’ lowest-rated show last week.
CBS is having a hard time trying to determine which shows to ditch for new programming. They are claiming that they only have room on their schedule for 3 or 4 new programs.Their lowest-rated show this past week is a winner & will be renewed. How I Met Your Mother was at the bottom of their barrel, but still had 8.8 million viewers. The Big Bang Theory had 9.2 million people watching them. One-hour dramas are the most in danger of getting the axe. Cold Case, The Unit, Eleventh Hour & Without a Trace are definite maybes! I doubt we’ll see another season of Harper’s Island. It’s been in a steady decline since it’s premiere.
Of course Tyra’s on Top. She wouldn’t have it any other way!
The CW has America’s Next Top Model as it’s #1 show at 4 million & Everybody Hates Chris is it’s bottom line for new programs with 1.6 million. Gossip Girl has 1.9mil & will be renewed for another season.
He’s no “Hero”, he’s evil….no wait, is he a good guy this week???
NBC is struggling. It’s #1 show is Law & Order: SVU with 10.5 million viewers. It is definitely returning this fall with or without it’s 2 top stars. Their lowest rated show is that nightmare Howie Do It which only had 3.2 million watching last week. The shows in danger of cancellation are My Name is Earl, Kings, & Chuck. I’m hoping they rally & find some really good programming for the fall season. They need a complete overhall & should start with Heroes. Dump it now & move on.
That’s it for this week. Anyone looking forward to the summer programming?