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Eyeballs still on broadcast nets

The folks at the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) are always happy to point out just how many shows the cable (or, as TVB prefers, Subscription TV) networks are able to put in Nielsen's primetime top 100 - - a total of five in the most recent week. The best showing for cable was #47, ESPN's NFL broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals-Jacksonville Jaguars game.

Top 100 Programs on Broadcast and Subscription TV
Based on Primetime Household Ratings
Week ending October 9th, 2005
Week 3 of the 2005-2006 Broadcast Season (Subscription TV programs are in bold)

 

RANK

PROGRAM

NETWORK

START
DATE

TLC

RTG
HH

 

1

CSI

CBS

10/6/05

1

17.83

 

2

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

ABC

10/9/05

1

15.88

 

3

WITHOUT A TRACE

CBS

10/6/05

1

13.69

 

4

LOST

ABC

10/5/05

1

13.13

 

5

CSI: MIAMI

CBS

10/3/05

1

12.29

 

6

GREY'S ANATOMY

ABC

10/9/05

1

11.85

 

7

COMMANDER IN CHIEF

ABC

10/4/05

1

11.12

 

8

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

10/4/05

1

11.11

 

9

NCIS

CBS

10/4/05

1

10.84

 

10

SURVIVOR: GUATEMALA

CBS

10/6/05

1

10.79

 

11

NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:
GREEN BAY AT CAROLINA

ABC

10/3/05

1

10.34

 

12

COLD CASE

CBS

10/9/05

1

10.29

 

13

CSI: NY

CBS

10/5/05

1

9.62

 

14

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CBS

10/3/05

1

9.35

 

15

E.R.

NBC

10/6/05

1

9.32

 

16

LAS VEGAS

NBC

10/3/05

1

8.81

 

17

EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.

ABC

10/9/05

1

8.80

 

18

MY NAME IS EARL

NBC

10/4/05

1

8.65

 

19

MEDIUM

NBC

10/3/05

1

8.61

 

20

CROSSING JORDAN

NBC

10/9/05

1

8.44

 

21

LAW AND ORDER

NBC

10/5/05

1

8.38

 

22

LAW AND ORDER:CRIM INTENT

NBC

10/9/05

1

8.23

 

23

FOX MLB DIV: AL GM 4:
LA ANGELS AT NY YANKEES

FOX

10/9/05

1

8.09

 

24

OUT OF PRACTICE

CBS

10/3/05

1

7.92

 

25

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

10/5/05

1

7.88

 

25

BOSTON LEGAL

ABC

10/4/05

1

7.88

 

27

60 MINUTES

CBS

10/9/05

1

7.52

 

28

INVASION

ABC

10/5/05

1

7.50

 

29

NUMB3RS

CBS

10/7/05

1

7.37

 

30

GHOST WHISPERER

CBS

10/7/05

1

7.33

 

31

CLOSE TO HOME

CBS

10/4/05

1

7.21

 

32

AMAZING RACE 8

CBS

10/4/05

1

7.14

 

33

KING OF QUEENS

CBS

10/3/05

1

7.03

 

34

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

CBS

10/3/05

1

6.88

 

35

CRIMETIME SATURDAY

CBS

10/8/05

1

6.86

 

36

APPRENTICE 4

NBC

10/6/05

1

6.54

 

37

48 HOURS MYSTERY

CBS

10/8/05

1

6.23

 

38

SURFACE

NBC

10/3/05

1

6.22

 

39

FOX MLB DIV: AL GM 1

FOX

10/4/05

1

6.04

 

40

GEORGE LOPEZ

ABC

10/5/05

1

6.03

 

41

WILL & GRACE

NBC

10/6/05

1

5.89

 

42

20/20-FRI

ABC

10/7/05

1

5.85

 

43

PRISON BREAK

FOX

10/3/05

1

5.74

 

44

E-RING

NBC

10/5/05

1

5.71

 

45

BIGGEST LOSER 2

NBC

10/4/05

1

5.67

 

46

OFFICE

NBC

10/4/05

1

5.52

 

47

NFL REGULAR SEASON L:
BENGALS/JAGUARS

ESPN

10/9/05

1

5.47

 

48

DATELINE SUN-7PM

NBC

10/9/05

1

5.43

 

49

CBS SUNDAY MOVIE:
HUNT FOR THE BTK KILLER, THE

CBS

10/9/05

1

5.41

 

50

LAW & ORDER:SVU-SAT-RPT

NBC

10/8/05

1

5.37

 

51

AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS

ABC

10/9/05

1

5.34

 

52

THRESHOLD

CBS

10/7/05

1

5.33

 

53

FOX MLB DIV: NL GM 2:
HOUSTON AT ATLANTA

FOX

10/6/05

1

5.26

 

54

WEST WING

NBC

10/9/05

1

5.23

 

55

ACCORDING TO JIM

ABC

10/4/05

1

5.20

 

56

JOEY

NBC

10/6/05

1

5.16

 

57

SO YOU THINK YOU CN DANCE

FOX

10/5/05

1

5.11

 

58

ALIAS

ABC

10/6/05

1

5.06

 

59

LAW AND ORDER:CI-FRI

NBC

10/7/05

1

5.05

 

60

WIFE SWAP

ABC

10/3/05

1

4.89

 

61

NANNY 911 SP-10/5 9P

FOX

10/5/05

1

4.88

 

62

RODNEY

ABC

10/4/05

1

4.87

 

63

STILL STANDING

CBS

10/5/05

1

4.81

 

64

THREE WISHES

NBC

10/7/05

1

4.71

 

65

CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM

CBS

10/8/05

1

4.66

 

66

YES, DEAR

CBS

10/5/05

1

4.63

 

66

APPRENTICE:MARTHA

NBC

10/5/05

1

4.63

 

68

MLB DIVISIONAL SERIES L

ESPN

10/5/05

2

4.43

 

69

PRIMETIME

ABC

10/6/05

1

4.31

 

70

FOX MLB DIV: NL GM 3:
ATLANTA AT HOUSTON

FOX

10/8/05

1

4.26

 

71

HOT PROPERTIES

ABC

10/7/05

1

4.12

 

72

SUPERNANNY

ABC

10/7/05

1

3.96

 

73

NIGHT STALKER

ABC

10/6/05

1

3.94

 

74

HOPE & FAITH

ABC

10/7/05

1

3.88

 

75

GILMORE GIRLS - WB

WB

10/4/05

1

3.83

 

76

EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS

UPN

10/6/05

1

3.79

 

77

MY NAME IS EARL 9:30 10/8

NBC

10/8/05

1

3.72

 

77

MY NAME IS EARL 9P 10/8

NBC

10/8/05

1

3.72

 

79

7TH HEAVEN - WB

WB

10/3/05

1

3.68

 

80

SMALLVILLE - WB

WB

10/6/05

1

3.57

 

81

MOST OUTRAG MOMTS 10/8

NBC

10/8/05

1

3.48

 

82

NFL PRIME TIME L

ESPN

10/9/05

1

3.39

 

83

MY NAME IS EARL 8:30 10/8

NBC

10/8/05

1

3.33

 

83

KILLER INSTINCT

FOX

10/7/05

1

3.33

 

85

SUPERNATURAL - WB

WB

10/4/05

1

3.27

 

85

AMERICA'S NXT TOP MODEL 5

UPN

10/5/05

1

3.27

 

87

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES-SAT

ABC

10/8/05

1

2.98

 

88

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

10/3/05

3

2.95

 

89

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

FOX

10/3/05

1

2.79

 

90

CHARMED - WB

WB

10/9/05

1

2.64

 

91

EVERWOOD - WB

WB

10/6/05

1

2.62

 

92

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

FOX

10/3/05

1

2.53

 

93

GIRLFRIENDS

UPN

10/3/05

1

2.51

 

94

LOST-SAT

ABC

10/8/05

1

2.50

 

95

SAT NIGHT NEW CLASSICS:
LEGALLY BLONDE

TNT

10/8/05

1

2.47

 

96

BERNIE MAC

FOX

10/7/05

1

2.44

 

96

INVASION-SAT

ABC

10/8/05

1

2.44

 

98

ONE TREE HILL - WB

WB

10/5/05

1

2.43

 

99

WWE SMACKDOWN!

UPN

10/7/05

1

2.37

 

100

HALF AND HALF

UPN

10/3/05

1

2.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Nielsen Galaxy Lightning 10/3 - 10/9/05

Programming under 25 minutes excluded
Ad-Supported Subscription TV only





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