Week 32: Broadcast 95, cable 5

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Once again, cable/satellite networks claimed only five of the top 100 spots in the key 18-49 demo as the Television bureau of Advertising (TVB) combined Nielsen data for both broadcast and cable/satellite television. Cable’s usual top performer, "WWE Entertainment" on USA, again claimed that honor at #72 overall (tied with "The Price is Right" on CBS), although the NBA Playoffs on TNT were right behind at #73.


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

Week ending May 4th, 2008
Week 32 of the 2007-2008 Broadcast Season

RANK PROGRAMS NETWORK (START)
DATE
#
TLCST
P18-49
Live+SD
US AA%
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 04/29/2008 1 9.0
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 04/30/2008 1 8.4
3 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 05/04/2008 1 6.3
4 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 05/01/2008 1 6.1
5 HOUSE-MON 9P FOX 04/28/2008 1 5.8
6 HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 04/29/2008 1 5.4
7 CSI CBS 05/01/2008 1 5.1
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 04/28/2008 1 4.8
9 LOST ABC 05/01/2008 1 4.7
10 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 04/28/2008 1 4.5
11 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. ABC 05/04/2008 1 4.2
12 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 04/29/2008 1 4.1
13 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 04/29/2008 1 4.1
14 OFFICE NBC 05/01/2008 1 4.0
15 SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA CBS 05/01/2008 1 4.0
16 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 04/28/2008 1 4.0
17 CSI: MIAMI CBS 04/28/2008 1 3.9
18 FAMILY GUY FOX 05/04/2008 1 3.9
19 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 04/28/2008 1 3.8
20 BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 05/04/2008 1 3.8
21 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS 05/01/2008 1 3.3
22 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 04/30/2008 1 3.3
23 BONES-MON 8P FOX 04/28/2008 1 3.2
24 CSI: NY CBS 04/30/2008 1 3.2
25 AMERICAN DAD FOX 05/04/2008 1 3.1
26 MEDIUM NBC 04/28/2008 1 3.1
27 SIMPSONS FOX 05/04/2008 1 3.1
28 BIG BANG THEORY, THE CBS 04/28/2008 1 3.1
29 SAMANTHA WHO? ABC 04/28/2008 1 3.1
30 E.R. NBC 05/01/2008 1 3.0
31 NCIS CBS 04/29/2008 1 3.0
32 LAW AND ORDER NBC 04/30/2008 1 3.0
33 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 04/28/2008 1 2.9
34 SCRUBS NBC 05/01/2008 1 2.9
35 MY NAME IS EARL NBC 05/01/2008 1 2.8
36 KING OF THE HILL FOX 05/04/2008 1 2.8
37 30 ROCK NBC 05/01/2008 1 2.6
38 BACK TO YOU FOX 04/30/2008 1 2.6
39 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS FOX 05/01/2008 1 2.5
40 BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING ABC 04/28/2008 1 2.5
41 COLD CASE CBS 05/04/2008 1 2.4
42 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE MON UNI 04/28/2008 1 2.4
43 UGLY BETTY ABC 05/01/2008 1 2.4
44 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS ABC 05/04/2008 1 2.4
45 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE THU UNI 05/01/2008 1 2.4
46 NUMB3RS CBS 05/02/2008 1 2.3
47 GHOST WHISPERER CBS 05/02/2008 1 2.3
48 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE WED UNI 04/30/2008 1 2.3
49 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE TUE UNI 04/29/2008 1 2.3
50 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER FOX 05/01/2008 1 2.2
51 SUPERNANNY ABC 04/30/2008 1 2.2
52 SHARK CBS 04/29/2008 1 2.2
53 WIFE SWAP ABC 04/30/2008 1 2.2
54 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS TUE UNI 04/29/2008 1 2.1
55 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS MON UNI 04/28/2008 1 2.1
56 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS THU UNI 05/01/2008 1 2.1
57 MOONLIGHT CBS 05/02/2008 1 2.1
58 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-4 CW 04/30/2008 1 2.0
59 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED NBC 04/30/2008 1 2.0
60 CSI TUESDAY SPECIAL(S)-04/29/2008 CBS 04/29/2008 1 2.0
61 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS WED UNI 04/30/2008 1 2.0
62 FUEGO EN LA SANGRE FRI UNI 05/02/2008 1 2.0
63 TIL DEATH FOX 04/30/2008 1 2.0
64 WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY ABC 05/03/2008 1 2.0
65 BOSTON LEGAL ABC 04/30/2008 1 1.9
66 DATELINE FRI NBC 05/02/2008 1 1.9
67 CRISTINA MON UNI 04/28/2008 1 1.8
68 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-SUN NBC 05/04/2008 1 1.8
69 AQUI Y AHORA TUE UNI 04/29/2008 1 1.8
70 WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB ABC 04/29/2008 1 1.8
71 SIMPSONS-SUN 7:30P FOX 05/04/2008 1 1.7
72 PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME CBS 04/30/2008 1 1.7
72 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 04/28/2008 2 1.7
74 NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 04/28/2008 6 1.7
75 DEXTER CBS 05/04/2008 1 1.6
76 SMALLVILLE CW 05/01/2008 1 1.6
77 AL DIABLO CON GUAPOS FRI UNI 05/02/2008 1 1.6
78 60 MINUTES CBS 05/04/2008 1 1.6
79 20/20 SP-5/2(S)-05/02/2008 ABC 05/02/2008 1 1.6
80 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 830P NBC 05/02/2008 1 1.5
81 NUESTRA BELLEZA FRI UNI 05/02/2008 1 1.4
82 48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 05/03/2008 1 1.4
83 DON FRANCISCO PRESENTA WE UNI 04/30/2008 1 1.4
84 ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8:30P ABC 04/29/2008 1 1.4
85 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 8P NBC 05/02/2008 1 1.3
86 LAW AND ORDER-SAT NBC 05/03/2008 1 1.3
87 PREMIOS TV Y NOV’08 5/4(S)-05/04/2008 UNI 05/04/2008 1 1.3
88 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD L ESPN 05/02/2008 1 1.3
89 GOSSIP GIRL-MON CW 04/28/2008 1 1.3
90 DATELINE SUN-7PM NBC 05/04/2008 1 1.2
91 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE-PRIME NBC 04/29/2008 1 1.2
92 20/20-FRI ABC 05/02/2008 1 1.2
93 ONE TREE HILL-MON CW 04/28/2008 1 1.2
94 HILLS, THE MTV 04/28/2008 3 1.2
95 MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS NBC 04/29/2008 1 1.2
96 AMAS CASA DESESPERADS THU UNI 05/01/2008 1 1.2
97 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN CW 05/02/2008 1 1.2
98 ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8PM ABC 04/29/2008 1 1.1
99 ALASKA EXPERIMENT, THE DISC 04/29/2008 1 1.1
100 REAPER CW 04/29/2008 1 1.1
           

Source: 4/28 – 5/4/08 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.