Broadcast TV's 90% solution

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Broadcast TV networks claimed 90 of the top 100 shows across broadcast and cable/satellite TV for the most recent week in the key 18-49 demo, according to the weekly number crunch by the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) from Nielsen data. For the demo favored by many advertisers, two nights of "American Idol" on Fox topped the Oscars on ABC, which won the Household ratings. The highest rated cable show for 18-49 year-olds was the Democratic presidential debate in Texas, carried on CNN, at #41.


 

Top 100 Programs on Broadcast and Subscription TV
Based on Primetime Adult 18-49 Ratings

Week ending February 24th, 2008
Week 22 of the 2007-2008 Broadcast Season

RANK PROGRAMS NETWORK (START)
DATE
#
TLCST
P18-49
Live+SD
US AA%
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 02/19/2008 1 11.3
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 02/20/2008 1 11.2
3 ACADEMY AWARDS(S)-02/24/2008 ABC 02/24/2008 1 10.7
4 AMERICAN IDOL THU SP-2/21(S)-02/21/2008 FOX 02/21/2008 1 8.5
5 OSCAR’S RED CARPET 2008(S)-02/24/2008 ABC 02/24/2008 1 6.3
6 LOST ABC 02/21/2008 1 5.7
7 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 02/18/2008 1 5.2
8 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 02/21/2008 1 4.8
9 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 02/18/2008 1 4.1
10 SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA CBS 02/21/2008 1 4.1
11 MY DAD IS BETR THN YR DAD NBC 02/18/2008 1 3.5
12 BIGGEST LOSER 5 NBC 02/19/2008 1 3.3
13 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 02/19/2008 1 3.3
14 OLD CHRISTINE CBS 02/18/2008 1 3.3
15 BARBARA WALTERS SP-2/24(S)-02/24/2008 ABC 02/24/2008 1 3.2
16 APPRENTICE 7 NBC 02/21/2008 1 3.2
17 TERMINATOR: SRH CNR CHRON FOX 02/18/2008 1 3.2
18 LAW AND ORDER NBC 02/20/2008 1 3.1
19 PRISON BREAK FOX 02/18/2008 1 3.1
20 CSI CBS 02/21/2008 1 3.1
21 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 02/21/2008 1 3.0
22 SIMPSONS SP-RAIN 9:30P(S)-02/24/2008 FOX 02/24/2008 1 2.9
23 20/20-FRI ABC 02/22/2008 1 2.9
24 HOUSE-FRI 9P FOX 02/22/2008 1 2.8
25 MEDIUM NBC 02/18/2008 1 2.8
26 CSI: MIAMI CBS 02/18/2008 1 2.6
27 ELI STONE ABC 02/21/2008 1 2.5
28 PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME CBS 02/22/2008 1 2.5
29 LIPSTICK JUNGLE NBC 02/21/2008 1 2.4
30 COPS 2 FOX 02/23/2008 1 2.4
31 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON UNI 02/18/2008 1 2.4
32 AMNESIA NBC 02/22/2008 1 2.4
33 DANCE WAR:BRUNO/CARRIEANN ABC 02/18/2008 1 2.3
34 SUPERNANNY ABC 02/20/2008 1 2.3
35 BIG BROTHER 9-SUN CBS 02/24/2008 1 2.3
35 BONES-FRI 8P FOX 02/22/2008 1 2.3
37 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS FRI UNI 02/22/2008 1 2.2
38 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS TUE UNI 02/19/2008 1 2.2
39 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 02/18/2008 1 2.2
40 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED UNI 02/20/2008 1 2.2
41 SR/TEXAS DEM DEBATE(S)-02/21/2008 CNN 02/21/2008 1 2.1
42 NCIS CBS 02/19/2008 1 2.1
43 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 02/20/2008 1 2.1
44 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX 02/23/2008 1 2.1
45 COPS FOX 02/23/2008 1 2.1
46 1 VS 100 NBC 02/22/2008 1 2.1
47 MONK USA 02/22/2008 1 2.0
48 WIFE SWAP ABC 02/20/2008 1 2.0
49 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 02/18/2008 2 2.0
50 WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN CBS 02/18/2008 1 2.0
51 JERICHO CBS 02/19/2008 1 2.0
52 DATELINE FRI NBC 02/22/2008 1 2.0
53 BIG BROTHER 9-TUE CBS 02/19/2008 1 1.9
54 DEXTER CBS 02/24/2008 1 1.9
55 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-4 CW 02/20/2008 1 1.9
56 CSI: NY CBS 02/20/2008 1 1.9
57 BIG BROTHER 9-WED CBS 02/20/2008 1 1.9
58 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 02/20/2008 1 1.9
59 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 02/19/2008 1 1.8
60 LAW AND ORDER:CRIM INTENT NBC 02/20/2008 1 1.8
61 COLD CASE CBS 02/24/2008 1 1.8
62 60 MINUTES CBS 02/24/2008 1 1.8
63 NUMB3RS CBS 02/22/2008 1 1.8
64 20/20 SP-2/22(S)-02/22/2008 ABC 02/22/2008 1 1.8
65 NBA REGULAR SEASON WED L ESPN 02/20/2008 1 1.8
66 LOST-THU 8PM ABC 02/21/2008 1 1.7
67 MY NAME IS EARL NBC 02/21/2008 1 1.7
68 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 02/22/2008 1 1.7
69 CRISTINA MON UNI 02/18/2008 1 1.7
70 PASION TUE UNI 02/19/2008 1 1.7
71 CASHMERE MAFIA ABC 02/20/2008 1 1.6
71 PASION MON UNI 02/18/2008 1 1.6
73 FAMILIA P. LUCHE FRI UNI 02/22/2008 1 1.6
74 ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 9PM ABC 02/19/2008 1 1.6
75 PASION WED UNI 02/20/2008 1 1.6
76 SAT NIGHT NEW CLASSICS TNT 02/23/2008 1 1.6
77 OCTOBER ROAD ABC 02/18/2008 1 1.6
78 ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK ABC 02/23/2008 1 1.6
79 PASION FRI UNI 02/22/2008 1 1.6
80 RETRO P. LUCHE FRI UNI 02/22/2008 1 1.5
81 48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 02/23/2008 1 1.5
82 LAW&ORDER:CRIM INT10P2/24(S)-02/24/2008 NBC 02/24/2008 1 1.5
83 NBC SATRDY NIT MOVIE 2/23(S)-02/23/2008 NBC 02/23/2008 1 1.5
84 CARPOOLERS ABC 02/19/2008 1 1.4
85 LAW&ORDER:CRIM INT8P 2/24(S)-02/24/2008 NBC 02/24/2008 1 1.4
86 DON FRANCISCO PRESENTA WE UNI 02/20/2008 1 1.4
87 LAW&ORDER:CRIM INT9P 2/24(S)-02/24/2008 NBC 02/24/2008 1 1.4
88 FOUR BROTHERS(S)-02/23/2008 TNT 02/23/2008 1 1.3
89 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN CW 02/22/2008 1 1.3
90 ONE TREE HILL CW 02/19/2008 1 1.3
91 SUPERNATURAL CW 02/21/2008 1 1.3
92 JUST FOR LAUGHS ABC 02/19/2008 1 1.3
93 NIP TUCK FX 02/19/2008 2 1.2
94 AQUI Y AHORA TUE UNI 02/19/2008 1 1.2
95 JUST FOR LAUGHS-TU 8PM ABC 02/19/2008 1 1.2
96 OFFICE, THE TBSC 02/19/2008 2 1.1
97 FOUR BROTHERS(S)-02/24/2008 TNT 02/24/2008 1 1.1
98 NBA REGULAR SEASON FRI L ESPN 02/22/2008 2 1.1
99 5 MAGNIFICOS SUN UNI 02/24/2008 1 1.1
100 SUPERNATURAL-2/21(S)-02/21/2008 CW 02/21/2008 1 1.0
           

Source: 2/18 – 2/24/08 Nielsen Galaxy Explorer estimates.
Ranked by average audience % (ratings); in the event of a tie, impressions (000’s) are used as a tiebreaker.
Ad-Supported Subscription television only.
Programming under 25 minutes excluded.

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