"Talent" is tops, but not enough

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One big summer hit is not enough to give NBC the ratings crown. So, while “America’s Got Talent” was the most watched show last week, CBS won the Household ratings and Fox 18-49.


CBS had a 4.3 rating and 8 share in HH, with NBC 3.1/6, ABC 2.9/5, Fox 2.7/5, Univision 1.7/3, MyNetworkTV 0.9/2, CW 0.6/1, Telemundo and TeleFutura 0.5/1, Ion 0.4/1 and Azteca America 0.1/0.

In 18-49 it was Fox, powered by “So You Think You Can Dance,” CBS, a tie by aBC and NBC, Univision, Telemundo, a tie by TeleFutura and MyNetworkTV, Ion and Azteca America.

The Nielsen Company Broadcast Ranking Report

Network primetime (Live + SD) week of 07/06/09 – 07/12/09

Rank

Program

Network

HH Rating

HH Share

2+ Audience (000)

1

AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 9P

NBC

7.2

12

11907

1

NCIS

CBS

7.2

13

10998

3

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE

NBC

6.2

10

10570

3

MENTALIST, THE – TUESDAY

CBS

6.2

10

9247

5

PRIMETIME: FAMILY SECRETS

ABC

6.0

10

8657

5

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CBS

6.0

10

9411

7

60 MINUTES

CBS

5.9

12

8769

8

CSI: MIAMI

CBS

5.7

10

8761

9

MENTALIST, THE

CBS

5.5

10

8258

10

BACHELORETTE, THE

ABC

5.3

9

7708

10

BIG BANG THEORY, THE

CBS

5.3

9

8342

12

CSI

CBS

5.1

9

7662

13

CSI: NY

CBS

4.9

9

7254

13

SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU

FOX

4.9

9

7885

15

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

4.8

8

7144

16

SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED

FOX

4.7

8

7589

17

WIPEOUT

ABC

4.5

9

8193

18

BIG BROTHER 11-THU

CBS

4.4

8

6587

19

AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 8P

NBC

4.1

8

6322

19

DATELINE NBC 7/7(S)

NBC

4.1

7

6296

19

PRIMETIME: CRIME

ABC

4.1

7

6069


Source: The Nielsen Company