While "American Idol" is on the air, it seems to be only a question of what network will finish second behind Fox. That was actually a tie for the latest week. Fox was well out ahead with a Household rating of 6.8 and an 11 share. CBS and NBC tied at 5.0/8, with ABC at 4.0/7, Univision 1.7/3, CW 1.6/3, MyNetworkTV 0.8/1, Telemundo 0.5/1, Ion 0.4/1, TeleFutura 0.3/0 and Azteca America 0.1/0.
In the key 18-49 demo, it was again Fox well out in front, followed by NBC, a tie by ABC and CBS, Univision, CW, MyNetworkTV, Telemundo, TeleFutura, and a tie by Azteca America and Ion.
With only two nights of Idol, another show got to claim 3rd place in the HH ratings. That was "Law & Order" on NBC.
Here are the top 20 shows.
Nielsen Television Index Ranking Report
Network primetime (Live + SD) week of 03/10/08 – 03/16/08
|3||LAW AND ORDER||NBC||7.9||13||11849|
|5||TWO AND A HALF MEN||CBS||7.6||12||11819|
|7||DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON||NBC||7.4||11||11818|
|10||EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.||ABC||7.1||11||12050|
|11||MOMENT OF TRUTH||FOX||6.8||11||10577|
|13||DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED||NBC||6.7||11||10191|
|14||LAW AND ORDER:SVU||NBC||6.5||11||9516|
|14||WITHOUT A TRACE||CBS||6.5||11||9776|
|18||OPRAH’S BIG GIVE||ABC||6.0||9||9737|
|19||SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER||FOX||5.9||10||9418|
Source: Nielsen Media Research