who won the ratings last night (and on Sunday night)?
1. Dancing With the Stars (17.92 million - 19.701)
2. Two And A Half Men (13.936)
3. CSI Miami (13.625)
4. Boston Legal (9.403)
5. The Big Bang Theory (9.325)
6. How I Met Your Mother (8.958)
7. Worst Week (8.794)
8. Heroes (8.209)
9. Chuck (5.892)
10. Life (5.78)
11. Terminator (5.61)
12. Prison Break (5.427)
13. Gossip Girl (repeated--1.836)
14. Privileged (1.542)
1. CBS Football (21.99)
2. 60 Minutes/Football Over-run (16.119)
3. Desperate Housewives (15.541)
4. Sunday Night Football (13.659)
5. Extreme Makeover Home Edition (11.749)
6. Cold Case (10.213 - 11.827)
7. Amazing Race (10.454 - 11.109)
8. Brothers & Sisters (10.621)
9. The Unit (9.427)
10. America’s Funniest Home Videos (9.11)
11. Family Guy (8.423)
12. Simpsons (7.431)
13. American Dad (6.847)
14. King of the Hill (6.568)
15. King of the Hill (repeated--3.546)
16. Valentine (1.096)
17. Easy Money (1.007)
18. In Harm’s Way (0.676)
Dancing with the Stars again powered ABC to the viewership win on Monday with 15.675 million viewers, but CBS’s comedy block, lead by Two and A Half Men, took the 18-49 demo with a 4.0 rating / 10 share. NBC, while well back in viewers, took the 18-34 demo on the youthful strength of Heroes.
Dancing with the Stars averaged 18.81 million viewers and was the most watched show of the night and was down about 2% from last week. The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother provided strong demo competition during the 8-9 hour, with HIMYM winning the 18-34 demo in its portion.
The heavy promotion for Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles may have had some effect. It was up a bit in viewers, but up 0.3 ratings points for 18-49 and 0.4 ratings points for 18-34 from last week, both big % moves. Chuck lost about 10% of its viewers and 20% in each demo from its premiere last week.
While Two and A Half Men didn’t challenge the viewership of Dancing with the Stars, it beat it to win the hour for adults 18-49, and be the most watched show in the demo for the night. Heroes, well back in viewership, and down about 10% from last week, was still the 18-34 winner for the hour and the night. Prison Break was well back, but was up 10% in the demos from last week.
CSI: Miami was down about 10% from last week as well, but still dominated the 10-11 hour across the board.
60 Minutes was the most watched regularly scheduled show averaging 16.42 million viewers but Desperate Housewives had the most 18-49 demo viewers with a 5.8 rating / 13 share for Sunday night, and NFL Football gave big boosts to both CBS and, of course, NBC for the night.
Aided by a football overrun from 7-7:30, CBS racked up the most viewers for the night averaging 13.49 million. Regularly scheduled NFL Sunday Night Football elevated NBC to the nightly 18-49 demo win with a 4.4 rating / 11 share. Note (below) that fast affiliate overnight results are inaccurate for live events.
Although Desperate Housewives the most watched 18-49 demo show of the night it was down nearly 3 million average viewers (but just a tenth and 1.2 in the demo) from last week, and ABC was no worse than second in any hour last night for viewers or the 18-49 demo.
CW sold off its Sunday night programming time to Media Rights Capital who proved that there *is* someone who can do worse than the CW did last year on Sunday nights! It’s premiere night was a disaster with In Harm’s Way drawing only 676,000 viewers, Valentine 1.10 million, and Easy Money 1.08 million.
Without the football overrun they had last week, Fox’s Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Family Guy were flat to down a bit from last week, but American Dad kept its viewers and improved on its 18-49 demo.
poor CW, all their new shows are failing so hard. although so are heroes and chuck.