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Top Shows Last Week: Nielsen Ratings

Here are the Nielsen ratings for the highest-rated primetime TV shows, as posted by USA Today.

For the week ending in May17:

1. American Idol (Wed.) Fox. 19.6 million viewers.

2. American Idol (Tues.) Fox. 19.2 million viewers.

3. Dancing with the Stars ABC. 19.2 million viewers.

4. NCIS. CBS. 17.2 million viewers.

5. NCIS: Los Angeles. CBS. 16 million viewers.

6. The Mentalist. CBS. 14.8 million viewers.

7. Two and a Half Men. CBS. 13.9 million viewers.

8. The Big Bang Theory. CBS. 13.7 million viewers.

9. Survivor: Heroes vs Villans. CBS. 13.5 million viewers.

10. CSI. CBS. 13.4 million viewers. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2010 in Ratings

 

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Top Shows Last Week: Nielsen Ratings

Here are the Nielsen ratings for the highest-rated primetime TV shows, as posted on the TV sites  Zap2it.com.

For the week ending in May 9:

1. Dancing with the Stars ABC. 19.64 million viewers.

2. American Idol (Wed.) Fox. 19.58 million viewers.

3. American Idol (Tues.) Fox. 17.5 million viewers.

4. NCIS. CBS. 15.1 million viewers.

5. The Mentalist. CBS. 14.85 million viewers.

6. NCIS: Los Angeles. CBS. 14.34 million viewers.

7. CSI. CBS. 14.15 million viewers.

8. Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. CBS. 13.1 million viewers.

9. The Good Wife. CBS. 12.88 million viewers.

10. Criminal Minds. CBS. 12.4 million viewers.

Even the highest-rated show still got about 1 million less viewers than last week. Sure, that’s not a lot. But it is interesting to note. I wonder why people were watching less TV?

Also, did you notice that all but two of these shows are on the CBS. network? I’ve noticed in past weeks that the ratings tend to be fairly CBS heavy, but this is just getting ridiculous!

Does anybody even really watch CBS that much? I sure don’t! It really surprises me that the rest of America would really be that enthralled with it.

Don’t get me wrong, I adore NCIS and happen to think it is one of the greatest shows on television. I also have been known to enjoy The Good Wife, on occasion.

But I can’t stand NCIS: Los Angeles, or The Mentalist, or Criminal Minds, or even really Survivor, for that matter. Sure, I understand that Survivor has it’s niche following just like American Idol and Dancing With The Stars.

Still, 80 percent of this week’s top ten shows are on CBS? There are so many other perfectly good networks to watch!

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Ratings

 

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Top Shows Last Week: Nielsen Ratings

Here are the Nielsen ratings for the highest-rated primetime TV shows, as posted on the TV sites  Zap2it.com.

For the week ending in April 25:

1. Dancing with the Stars ABC. 21.07 million viewers.

2. American Idol (Tues.) Fox. 19.67 million viewers.

3. American Idol (Wed.) Fox. 18.82 million viewers.

4. The Mentalist. CBS. 15.00 million viewers.

5. Dancing with the Stars: Results. ABC. 13.56 million viewers.

6. CSI. CBS. 13.35 million viewers.

7. Glee. Fox. 12.98 million viewers.

8. Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. CBS. 11.89 million viewers.

9. The Big Bang Theory. CBS. 11.66 million viewers.

10. CSI: Miami. CBS. 11.66 million viewers.

As with last week, reality TV gets the most viewers. It still surprises me that American Idol and Dancing with the Stars are seriously the most watched shows on network television. I mean, DWTS is great. But #1? Really?

The Mentalist. I refuse to watch this show because it is a stupid copycat meanieface. You see, Psych on USA came up with the idea for a show about a guy who pretends to be psychic and helps the police solve murders way before The Mentalist ever premiered. I am a loyal Psych fan, and therefore have to be morally opposed to watching The Mentalist. End of story.

CSI and CSI: Miami both made the top ten this week? I don’t care much for any of the CSIs. Yawn.

Glee is at #7. And I love Glee. Survivor I don’t care much for. Ditto Big Bang Theory.

And those were the top shows on TV this past week!

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2010 in Ratings

 

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Top Shows Last Week: Nielsen Ratings

Here are the Nielsen ratings for the highest-rated primetime TV shows, as posted on one of my favorite TV-themed sites,  Zap2it.com.

For the week ending in April 18:

1. American Idol (Wed.) Fox. 21.02 million viewers.

2. American Idol (Tues.) Fox. 20.63 million viewers.

3. Dancing with the Stars. ABC. 20.56 million viewers.

4. Two and a Half Men. CBS. 13.71 million viewers.

5. Glee. Fox. 13.66 million.

6. Dancing with the Stars: Results. ABC. 13.6 million viewers.

7. The Big Bang Theory. CBS. 13.4 million viewers.

8. CSI. CBS. 13.19 million viewers.

9. Academy of Country Music Awards. CBS. 13.02 million viewrs.

10. Castle. ABC. 12.68 million.

I never understood the appeal of American Idol. It was great when it started in 2002, but I had already lost interest by 2005. Aren’t people tired of it by now? Apparently not.

Dancing With The Stars is basically the dancing version of American Idol,  so that seems pretty telling about what type of TV shows people in the U.S. enjoy watching. Though I must say, I really do enjoy DWTS (and making fun of it a little on the way).

Does Two and a Half Men honestly have that many viewers? Really? I have never understood what is so great about Charlie Sheen.

I did not really watched Glee until just a few days ago, but based on what I’ve seen, I am starting to really like it!

The Big Bang Theory is primetime’s #7 most popular show overall? Really? I watched this for a while, before I got totally bored with it. It’s funny … but not that funny.

I am not a fan of CSI. On all of those crime drama shows, it seems like the murder plotline is exactly the same every week.  (My one exception to that rule is NCIS, which I absolutely adore, mainly due to the cast of great characters).

Country music is something I don’t care much about, but for all the people that do: congratulations that the ACM awards made #9 this week. I’m happy for you.

Finally, I am so excited that Castle cracked the top ten last week! Nathan Fillion is a cocky and self-confident piece of comic genius, and I absolutely adore this show.

So what do you think of this week’s Nielsen ratings? Or my take on them? Maybe you are simply infuriated that I bashed Charlie Sheen? Let  me know what you think in the comments!

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2010 in Ratings