Week 30: 95% showing for broadcast nets

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Cable/satellite networks put five shows in the top 100 for all of television in the key 18-49 demo last week, according to the weekly number crunch by the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), using data for both broadcast and cable/satellite from Nielsen Media Research. As usual, the highest-rated cable/satellite show was "WWE Entertainment" on USA, which clocked in at #63.


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

Week ending April 20th, 2008
Week 30 of the 2007-2008 Broadcast Season

RANK PROGRAMS NETWORK (START)
DATE
#
TLCST
P18-49
Live+SD
US AA%
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 04/15/2008 1 8.8
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 04/16/2008 1 8.8
3 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 04/20/2008 1 5.5
4 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 04/14/2008 1 5.3
5 OFFICE NBC 04/17/2008 1 5.0
6 HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 04/15/2008 1 4.7
7 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 04/15/2008 1 4.7
8 BIGGEST LOSER 5 NBC 04/15/2008 1 4.4
9 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 04/14/2008 1 4.1
10 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 04/14/2008 1 4.1
11 SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA CBS 04/17/2008 1 3.9
12 CSI: NY CBS 04/16/2008 1 3.9
13 SCRUBS NBC 04/17/2008 1 3.7
14 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 04/15/2008 1 3.6
15 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 04/16/2008 1 3.5
16 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 04/14/2008 1 3.4
17 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 04/20/2008 1 3.4
18 OPRAH’S BIG GIVE ABC 04/20/2008 1 3.2
19 MEDIUM NBC 04/14/2008 1 3.2
20 NCIS CBS 04/15/2008 1 3.1
21 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 04/17/2008 1 3.1
22 E.R. NBC 04/17/2008 1 3.1
23 SAMANTHA WHO? ABC 04/14/2008 1 3.0
24 CSI: MIAMI CBS 04/14/2008 1 3.0
25 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 04/14/2008 1 2.9
26 BONES-MON 8P FOX 04/14/2008 1 2.9
27 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 04/14/2008 1 2.9
28 30 ROCK NBC 04/17/2008 1 2.8
29 CSI CBS 04/17/2008 1 2.8
30 ABC NEWS: DEM PRES DEBATE(S)-04/16/2008 ABC 04/16/2008 1 2.7
31 FAMILY GUY FOX 04/20/2008 1 2.7
32 MY NAME IS EARL NBC 04/17/2008 1 2.7
33 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 04/16/2008 1 2.6
34 SIMPSONS FOX 04/20/2008 1 2.5
35 BACK TO YOU FOX 04/16/2008 1 2.5
36 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 04/17/2008 1 2.5
37 BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING ABC 04/14/2008 1 2.5
38 AMERICAN DAD FOX 04/20/2008 1 2.4
39 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS TUE UNI 04/15/2008 1 2.3
40 BIG BROTHER 9-TUE CBS 04/15/2008 1 2.3
41 BIG BROTHER 9-WED CBS 04/16/2008 1 2.3
42 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 04/17/2008 1 2.3
43 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS ABC 04/20/2008 1 2.2
44 BIG BROTHER 9-SUN CBS 04/20/2008 1 2.2
45 COPS 2 FOX 04/19/2008 1 2.2
46 PASION TUE UNI 04/15/2008 1 2.1
47 KING OF THE HILL FOX 04/20/2008 1 2.1
48 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 04/15/2008 1 2.1
49 AMW: AMERICA FIGHTS BACK FOX 04/19/2008 1 2.1
50 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU UNI 04/17/2008 1 2.0
51 TIL DEATH FOX 04/16/2008 1 2.0
52 NEW AMSTERDAM FOX 04/14/2008 1 2.0
53 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON UNI 04/14/2008 1 2.0
54 ELI STONE ABC 04/17/2008 1 2.0
55 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED UNI 04/16/2008 1 2.0
56 PASION MON UNI 04/14/2008 1 2.0
57 DATELINE FRI NBC 04/18/2008 1 1.9
58 PASION WED UNI 04/16/2008 1 1.9
59 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-4 CW 04/16/2008 1 1.9
60 PASION FRI UNI 04/18/2008 1 1.9
61 LAW AND ORDER NBC 04/16/2008 1 1.8
62 PASION THU UNI 04/17/2008 1 1.8
63 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 04/14/2008 2 1.8
64 COPS FOX 04/19/2008 1 1.7
65 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 04/18/2008 1 1.7
65 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS FRI UNI 04/18/2008 1 1.7
67 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 830P NBC 04/18/2008 1 1.7
68 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-SUN NBC 04/20/2008 1 1.6
69 NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 04/20/2008 1 1.6
70 48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY CBS 04/15/2008 1 1.5
70 HOUSE SP-4/18 8P(S)-04/18/2008 FOX 04/18/2008 1 1.5
72 MEN IN TREES ABC 04/16/2008 1 1.5
73 60 MINUTES CBS 04/20/2008 1 1.5
74 NUMB3RS CBS 04/18/2008 1 1.5
74 HALLMARK HALL OF FAME(S)-04/20/2008 CBS 04/20/2008 1 1.5
76 20/20-FRI ABC 04/18/2008 1 1.5
77 48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 04/19/2008 1 1.5
78 NUESTRA BELLEZA FRI UNI 04/18/2008 1 1.5
79 AMERICAN DAD-SUN 7:30P FOX 04/20/2008 1 1.5
80 CRISTINA MON UNI 04/14/2008 1 1.5
81 SMALLVILLE CW 04/17/2008 1 1.4
82 ONE TREE HILL-MON CW 04/14/2008 1 1.4
83 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 8P NBC 04/18/2008 1 1.4
84 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L ESPN 04/19/2008 1 1.4
85 DON FRANCISCO PRESENTA WE UNI 04/16/2008 1 1.4
86 LAW AND ORDER:CRIM INTENT NBC 04/16/2008 1 1.4
87 MOONLIGHT CBS 04/18/2008 1 1.4
88 ABC SAT MOVIE OF THE WEEK ABC 04/19/2008 1 1.4
89 AMAS CASA DESESPERADS THU UNI 04/17/2008 1 1.3
90 ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8:30P ABC 04/15/2008 1 1.3
91 LOST-THU 8PM ABC 04/17/2008 1 1.3
92 AQUI Y AHORA TUE UNI 04/15/2008 1 1.3
93 MONK NBC 04/20/2008 1 1.2
94 ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8PM ABC 04/15/2008 1 1.2
95 HILLS, THE MTV 04/14/2008 3 1.2
96 KING OF THE HILL-SUN 7P FOX 04/20/2008 1 1.2
97 LAW AND ORDER-SAT NBC 04/19/2008 1 1.2
98 DATELINE SUN-7PM NBC 04/20/2008 1 1.2
99 ABC FAMILY ORIGINAL MOVIE(S)-04/20/2008 FAM 04/20/2008 1 1.1
100 PSYCH NBC 04/20/2008 1 1.1
           

Source: 4/14 – 4/20/08 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.