Amph The Nielsens: Shows that Nobody Admits to Watching

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Zaz, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. THRAWNFAN Jedi Knight

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    I agree. People speak of the best writing these days being done on TV, but I just don't see it. I also can't fathom why "Dancing With the Stars" is so popular.
  2. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 Presidential Debate ABC, CBS, NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. -31.0
    2 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 2 19.3
    3 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 18.0
    4 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 3 17.8
    5 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 7 15.5
    6 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 14.9
    7 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 8 14.8
    8 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 9 14.8
    9 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 10 14.7
    10 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 19 14.5
    11 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 46 13.3
    12 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 11 13.2
    13 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 12 12.8
    14 Eleventh Hour CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 14 11.9
    15 Samantha Who? ABC, Monday, 9:31 p.m. - 11.4
  3. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Chart of the top 20 TV shows this week


    1 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 2 19.5
    2 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 4 18.5
    3 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 17.2
    4 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 7 16.4
    5 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 5 16.0
    6 World Series: Game 4 Fox, Sunday, 8:27 p.m. - 15.5
    7 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 6 15.3
    8 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 15.0
    9 World Series: Game 1 Fox, Wednesday, 8:33 p.m. - 14.6
    10 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 9 14.6
    11 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 7 14.5
    12 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 14.4
    13 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 12 13.5
    14 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 13 13.3
    15 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 11 13.1
  4. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    rank Top TV Shows Last Week Viewers in Millions
    1 World Series: Game 5 (Conclusion) Fox, Wednesday, 8:41 p.m. - 19.8
    2 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 1 19.1
    3 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 2 18.9
    4 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 4 17.5
    5 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 17.3
    6 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:23 p.m. - 16.7
    7 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 7 16.1
    8 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 5 15.9
    9 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 11 15.3
    10 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 16 14.3
    11 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 8 14.0
    12 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 12 13.8
    13 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 15 13.5
    14 World Series: Game 5 Fox, Monday, 8:27 p.m. - 13.2
    15 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 14 13.0
  5. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Top TV Shows Last Week Viewers in Millions
    1 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:26 p.m. 10 18.5
    2 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 2 18.2
    3 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:23 p.m. 6 17.6
    4 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., 3 17.1
    5 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 8 15.9
    6 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 4 15.8
    7 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 9 15.7
    8 SNL Presidential Bash NBC, Monday, 9 p.m. - 14.4
    9 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 11 14.3
    10 Vote 2008 ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 13.2
    11 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 19 12.8
    12 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 25 12.7
    13 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 9:26 p.m. 20 12.7
    14 Decision '08 NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 12.5
    15 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 15 12.0
  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Top TV Shows/Last Week/Viewers in Millions

    1 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:31 p.m. 1 25.1
    2 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:24 p.m. 3 19.3
    3 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 2 19.1
    4 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 18.7
    5 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 4 18.7
    6 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 5 16.8
    7 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 6 16.5
    8 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 16.5
    9 CMA Awards ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 15.9
    10 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 7 14.9
    11 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 9 14.8
    12 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 11 14.5
    13 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 12 13.8
    14 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 13.1
    15 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 15 12.9

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  7. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Top TV Shows Last Week Viewers in Millions

    1 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 1 21.1
    2 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 4 20.6
    3 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:41 p.m. 11 18.6
    4 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 18.1
    5 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 7 15.9
    6 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:24 p.m. 10 15.9
    7 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 15.8
    8 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 9 15.0
    9 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 8 14.3
    10 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 5 14.1
    11 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 13 12.9
    12 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 12 12.3
    13 The Amazing Race CBS, Sunday, 8:41 p.m. - 11.8
    14 Barack Obama: The Barbara Walters Special ABC, Wednesday, 10:01 p.m. - 11.6
    15 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 9:41 p.m. - 11.5
  8. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 18.7
    2 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 18.5
    3 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 19 17.5
    4 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 7 16.1
    5 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 15.3
    6 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:41 p.m. 3 13.8
    7 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 P.M. 8 13.6
    8 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:24 p.m. 6 13.3
    9 Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008 ABC, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. - 13.2
    10 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 30 12.7
    11 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 11 12.5
    12 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10 P.M. 20 12.3
    13 Front of the Class CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 11.9
    14 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 11.8
    15 How the Grinch Stole Christmas ABC, Wednesday, 8:32 p.m. - 11.4


    A new show as number one!
  9. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 18.7
    2 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 18.5
    3 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 19 17.5
    4 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 7 16.1
    5 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 15.3
    6 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:41 p.m. 3 13.8
    7 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 P.M. 8 13.6
    8 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:24 p.m. 6 13.3
    9 Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008 ABC - 13.2
    10 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 30 12.7
    11 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 11 12.5
    12 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10 P.M. 20 12.3
    13 Front of the Class CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 11.9
    14 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 11.8
    15 How the Grinch Stole Christmas ABC, Wednesday, 8:32 p.m. - 11.4
  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    Top TV Shows LastWeek Viewers in Millions

    1 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 18.7
    2 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 18.5
    3 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:00 P.M. 19 17.5
    4 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sun, 9 p.m. 7 16.1
    5 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 15.3
    6 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:41 p.m. 3 13.8
    7 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Mon, 9 P.M. 8 13.6
    8 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:24 p.m. 6 13.3
    9 Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008 ABC, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. - 13.2
    10 Survivor: Gabon CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 30 12.7
    11 House Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 11 12.5
    12 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10 P.M. 20 12.3
    13 Front of the Class CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 11.9
    14 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 11.8
    15 How the Grinch Stole Christmas ABC, Wednesday, 8:32 p.m. - 11.4


  11. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    1 Fedex BCS National Championship (Florida v. Oklahoma) Fox, Thursday, 8:20 p.m. - 26.8
    2 NFC Playoffs Fox, Saturday, 8:16 p.m. - 23.8
    3 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 19.6
    4 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 19.1
    5 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Fox, Monday, 8:18 p.m. - 17.1
    6 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 8:08 p.m. 6 15.0
    7 Golden Globe Awards NBC, Sunday, 8 P.M. - 14.9
    8 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 67 13.9
    9 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 2 13.8
    10 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10:01 p.m. - 13.1
    11 24 Fox, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 12.6
    12 Barbara Walters Special ABC, Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 12.6
    13 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 9:08 p.m. 5 12.3
    14 The Biggest Loser NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 11.9
    15 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9:00 p.m. 7 11.6
  12. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    Top TV Shows Last Week Viewers in Millions
    1 AFC Championship CBS, Sunday, 6:44 p.m. - 40.6
    2 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 30.4
    3 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. - 30.3
    4 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:15 p.m. 16 24.2
    5 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 18.6
    6 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 3 18.1
    7 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 15 17.1
    8 The Mentalist CBS, Sunday, 10:34 p.m. - 16.4
    9 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 19 15.8
    10 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 8:15 p.m. - 15.5
    11 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 13.8
    12 Eleventh Hour CBS, Thursday, 10:16 p.m. 39 13.2
    13 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 8 13.1
    14 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 9 13.1
    15 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 12.7


  13. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    It always blows my mind how I can watch so much television, and yet watch zero shows that appear on the Nielsens on a weekly basis (though i am kinda happy to see Simon Baker have some success with "The Mentalist".. I tried to catch that show in the early going and just never had the time..)
  14. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    Ratings: Super Bowl XLIII scores a weekly win, among other achievements

    Feb 3, 2009, 08:09 PM | by Tanner Stransky

    "No shocker here: Super Bowl XLIII was far and away the ratings winner for the week ending Feb. 1. The big game drew an average of 98.7 million viewers and 151.6 million total watchers. (What's the difference? Total audience measures viewership for all or part of a broadcast; average viewership measures average viewership per minute. Make sense? Sure hope so.) And actually, as we reported, according to NBC, this year's Super Bowl -- in which the Pittsburgh Steelers eked out a win over the Arizona Cardinals -- was the most-watched game in history, coming in just ahead of last year's showdown, which drew an average of 97.5 million viewers and 148.3 million total. Usually networks don't talk up total viewership, but since the number is so huge in this case, NBC must have seen that as a reason to boast about it. Needless to say, you can bet that execs at the Peacock are doing a little jig right now.

    Using that huge Super Bowl audience as a launch pad, NBC's The Office filled the coveted post-game slot and ended up at No. 5 for the week, with 22.9 million people tuning in. That special one-hour episode nearly doubled the typically low-rated show's previous series high, which was 11.2 million viewers for its 2005 premiere; perhaps some of those new watchers will follow The Office back to its regular Thursday night timeslot. (For what it's worth, after last year's big game aired on Fox, an episode of House nabbed an audience of 29 million.)

    The rest of the Top 20 also didn't shock much. Instead of just two entries from American Idol, Fox's karaoke smash took the Nos. 2-4 spots this week, racking up a total of 77.5 million total viewers over three airings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. CBS turned in six procedurals and a repeat of Two and a Half Men; Fox brought House, new hit Lie to Me, 24, and Fringe; NBC added The Biggest Loser; and ABC turned in Lost and The Bachelor in the Top 20. The full list is after the jump."

    1. Super Bowl XLIII | NBC | 98.7 million
    2. American Idol | Fox | 27.4 million
    3. American Idol | Fox | 25.5 million
    4. American Idol | Fox | 24.6 million
    5. The Office | NBC | 22.9 million
    6. CSI | CBS | 20.2 million
    7. NCIS | CBS | 19.2 million
    8. House | Fox | 15.7 million
    9. The Mentalist (R) | CBS | 15.2 million
    10. Without a Trace | CBS 13.0 million
    11. Two and a Half Men (R) | CBS | 12.8 million
    12. Eleventh Hour | CBS | 12.7 million
    13. 24 | Fox | 12.2 million
    Lie to Me | Fox | 12.2 million
    15. Fringe | Fox | 11.6 million
    16. Lost | ABC | 11.2 million
    17. The Biggest Loser | NBC | 11.1 million
    18. Hell's Kitchen | Fox | 10.9 million
    19. The Bachelor | ABC | 10.6 million
    20. Criminal Minds | CBS | 10.2 million
  15. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    TV: Top Rated

    1 Super Bowl XLIII NBC, Sunday, 6:32 p.m. - 98.7
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 1 27.4
    3 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2 25.5
    4 American Idol Fox, Thursday, 8 p.m. - 24.6
    5 The Office NBC, Sunday, 10:40 p.m. - 22.9
    6 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 3 20.2
    7 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 16 19.2
    8 House Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. 5 15.7
    9 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 15.2
    10 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. - 13.0
    11 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9:00 p.m. 4 12.8
    12 Eleventh Hour CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 13 12.7
    13 24 Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. 14 12.2
    14 Lie to Me Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 12 12.2
    15 Fringe Fox, Tuesday, 9:01 p.m. 15 11.6
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
    star 9
    1 The 81st Annual Academy Awards ABC, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. - 36.3
    2 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 1 25.4
    3 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 2 24.8
    4 Oscars Red Carpet ABC, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 24.4
    5 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 3 18.2
    6 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 18.1
    7 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 5 16.9
    8 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 6 15.6
    9 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 15 14.5
    10 House Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. - 14.2
    11 Survivor: Tocantins CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 12 13.6
    12 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 7 13.3
    13 The Bachelor ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. 17 12.5
    14 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 16 12.3
    15 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 8 12.1
  17. Vengance1003 Jedi Grand Master

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    It's kind of funny how three times more people watched the Super Bowl than the Academy Awards. Shows a little about our culture.
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    1 Presidential Address to Congress ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 35.6
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 3 24.5
    3 American Idol Fox, Thursday, 8 p.m. - 20.9
    4 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 6 18.3
    5 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 7 17.7
    6 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 15.2
    7 House Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. 10 14.9
    8 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. 26 14.2
    9 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 9 13.9
    10 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 14 12.6
    11 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 12 12.1
    12 Survivor: Tocantins CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 11 12.1
    13 Brothers & Sisters ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 12.0
    14 Eleventh Hour CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 18 11.7
    15 24 Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. 18 11.7

  19. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    1 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 1 25.8
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 2 25.5
    3 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A)22.8
    4 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 4 17.1
    5 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 9 14.6
    6 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 27 14.3
    7 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 12 14.3
    8 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 10 14.2
    9 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 53 13.6
    10 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 21 13.6
    11 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 8 13.5
    12 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 13.4
    13 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. 12 13.0
    14 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 11 12.9
    15 Survivor: Tocantins CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 15 12.8
  20. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 24.4
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 2 24.3
    3 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 4 20.5
    4 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 5 17.2
    5 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 6 17.0
    6 ER NBC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 21 16.4
    7 Academy of Country Music Awards CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 14.8
    8 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 14.6
    9 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 15 14.6
    10 NCAA Basketball CBS, Saturday, 9:07 p.m. - 14.5
    11 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 7 13.5
    12 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 11 13.5
    13 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10:01 p.m. - 12.5
    14 House Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. 38 12.5
    15 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 9 12.3
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    1 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2 24.0
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 1 24.0
    3 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 3 20.5
    4 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 14.7
    5 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 4 14.6
    6 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 13.7
    7 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 7 13.6
    8 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 13.5
    9 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 8 12.6
    10 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 12 12.5
    11 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 11.5
    12 Survivor: Tocantins CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 15 11.3
    13 Rules of Engagement CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. - 10.6
    14 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 9:18 p.m. - 10.6
    15 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 14 10.5
  22. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    I think it's interesting that Two and a Half Men is the only comedy that ever winds up in the top 15. And I use that term in the loosest sense possible here :p

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  23. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 11, 1998
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    I can *never* figure that out...who watches it? It's the 'According-to-Jim' syndrome.
  24. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    Dec 27, 1999
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    I was wondering that myself - maybe Charlie Sheen's overwhelming sex appeal? :confused::D:p
  25. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    I must have missed that entirely, too :p

    I really don't know. They honoured it at the TV Land awards as a Future Classic and it made me shudder. The clips they showed were just downright annoying, uninspired drivel. I appreciate that the character arrangement is different than the normal nuclear-family based sitcom, but from every clip I see, I can't help but shudder. Seriously, every time How I Met Your Mother ends, I have to click the remote over ASAP lest I accidentally see some of this show :p

    I feel like the least CBS could do is put HIMYM on after Two and a Half Men so that it gets a good lead-in and a bit of a ratings bump. But I guess that's too much to ask.

    -sj loves kevin spacey