Amph The Nielsens: Shows that Nobody Admits to Watching

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

  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm guessing the audience skews older.
  2. Luke_Sparkewalker Force Ghost

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    Sucks that you never see HIMYM on these lists...
  3. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    The only show I watch on this list is Survivor, and I'm surprised to still see it up there!
    LOL - I remember when I was a kid we participated in a Nielsen survey. They sent us a journal to write in and mail back.
  4. solojones Chosen One

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    American Idol (but not the results show) and Survivor are the only ones on that list that I watch.

    And yeah, it sucks that HIMYM never quite climbs that high. Although actually there was an episode in January or so that did make the top 20. They've gained a lot of viewership this season. It's just that right after that Dancing with the Stars started up at the same time, and they lost about 2 million viewers because of that. I'm sure CBS understands that, and is still happy with their numbers. Since they did just extend cast contracts through season 8.

    But the Nielsens are still absurdly antiquated.
  5. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2 23.3
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 1 22.4
    3 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m., (EW Grade: A) 3 19.3
    4 The Mentalist CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 12 17.1
    5 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 8 16.7
    6 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 4 15.5
    7 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 5 14.7
    8 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 14.2
    9 Grey's Anatomy ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 14.1
    10 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 13.6
    11 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 7 13.5
    12 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 12 12.5
    13 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 9:18 p.m. - 12.5
    14 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 14 12.3
    15 Without a Trace CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 13 12.2

  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 America's Got Talent NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 11.5
    2 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 11.1
    3 America's Got Talent NBC, Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. - 10.4
    4 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Tuesday, 9:01 p.m. 5 9.1
    5 60 Minutes (R) CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 11 8.8
    6 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 8.7
    7 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 8.7
    8 20/20 Special Edition (6/25) ABC, Thursday, 10:00 p.m. - 8.2
    9 CSI: Miami (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 14 8.0
    10 Wipeout ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 15 7.8
    11 So You Think You Can Dance Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 9 7.6
    12 Criminal Minds (R) CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 12 7.6
    13 CBS News: Michael Jackson CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. - 7.5
    14 CSI: NY (R) CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. 8 7.4
    15 The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. - 7.2
  7. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 MLB All-Star Game Fox, Tuesday, 8:43 p.m. - 14.6
    2 America's Got Talent NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 3 13.5
    3 America's Got Talent NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 1 11.6
    4 MLB All-Star Pre-Game Show Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 11.2
    5 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2 10.5
    6 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 4 9.1
    7 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 9 8.4
    8 The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 9 8.2
    9 The Bachelorette ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. 13 8.0
    10 CSI: Miami (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 6 8.0
    11 CSI: NY (R) CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 8.0
    12 Wipeout ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 11 7.7
    13 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 13 7.7
    14 CBS News CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. - 7.6
    15 Criminal Minds (R) CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 7.5
  8. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    TV: Top Rated
    Chart of the top 20 TV shows this week.
    Top TV Shows Last Week Viewers in Millions

    1 America's Got Talent NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 1 13.2
    2 America's Got Talent NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 2 11.2
    3 The Bachelorette ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. 10 10.0
    4 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 9.7
    5 60 Minutes (R) CBS, Sunday, 7:12 p.m. 14 9.6
    6 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 5 9.1
    7 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Thursday, 10:01 p.m. 4 8.7
    8 America's Got Talent (R) NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 9 8.6
    9 The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 6 8.5
    10 CSI: Miami (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 7 8.1
    11 The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose ABC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. - 8.0
    12 CSI (R) CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 11 7.8
    13 So You Think You Can Dance Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 13 7.8
    14 So You Think You Can Dance Fox, Thursday, 9 p.m. 8 7.6
    15 Law & Order: SVU (R) NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 12 7.2
  9. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Top TV Shows Last Week
    Viewers in Millions

    1 America's Got Talent NBC, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 1 12.8
    2 America's Got Talent NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 2 12.4
    3 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 7.4
    4 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 8.5
    5 The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 7 8.3
    6 CSI: Miami (R) CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. - 7.9
    7 Big Brother 11 CBS, Tuesday, 9:01 p.m. 10 7.8
    8 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 9 7.7
    9 Hell's Kitchen Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 11 7.6
    10 Wipeout ABC, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 12 7.6
    11 CMA Music Festival ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. - 7.4
    12 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 7.4
    13 Criminal Minds (R) CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 7.3
    14 Dateline NBC, Monday, 10 p.m. - 7.1
    15 Saturday Night Football ABC, Saturday, 8 p.m. - 7.1
  10. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    "Nielsen?s has released Week 5 and fall season-to-date rankings for DVR playback viewership. Some noteworthy points: For the week of Oct. 19-25, the following shows cracked the Top 20 of the DVR total-viewership ranking but not the Top 20 for live viewing: ABC?s Private Practice, Flash Forward, Castle, Modern Family, and Brothers & Sisters, NBC?s The Office, Heroes, and 30 Rock, and Fox?s Glee. Four of the top eight DVR?d shows for Week 5 were hour-longs from ABC. The CW is the network which consistently boasts the biggest percent differences between live and DVR viewership for shows like Smallville, Gossip Girl, 90210 and Melrose Place; Fringe and Dollhouse also perform very well in this regard for Fox.

    After the jump, the Top 25 shows by total average DVR viewership (data reflects the fall season so far, from Sept. 21-Oct. 25)"

    1. Grey?s Anatomy (ABC)
    2. The Office (NBC)
    3. Criminal Minds (CBS)
    4. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    5. Private Practice (ABC)
    6. Flash Forward (ABC)
    7. NCIS (CBS)
    8. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
    9. Glee (Fox)
    10. CSI: Miami (CBS)
    11. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
    12. Castle (ABC)
    13. The Good Wife (CBS)
    14. Modern Family (ABC)
    15. CSI: NY (CBS)
    16. House (Fox)
    17. Heroes (NBC)
    18. Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
    19. 30 Rock (NBC)
    20. Law & Order (NBC)
    21. Numb3rs (CBS)
    22. Cougar Town (ABC)
    23. The Ghost Whisperer (CBS)
    24. Medium (CBS)
    25. Survivor: Samoa (CBS)
  11. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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  12. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Chart of the top 20 TV shows this week. Top TV Shows Last
    Week Viewers
    in Millions
    1 Sunday Night Football NBC, Sunday, 8:31 p.m. 1 20.9
    2 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. 16 16.4
    3 The Mentalist CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 11 16.4
    4 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 8 16.2
    5 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8:00 P.M. 3 15.1
    6 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 9 14.8
    7 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 8 14.4
    8 The Big Bang Theory CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 14 14.4
    9 The Biggest Loser NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 15 13.5
    10 Survivor: Samoa CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 5 13.3
    11 CSI: NY CBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m. - 13.0
    12 CSI: Miami CBS, Monday, 10 p.m. 19 12.7
    13 NCIS: Los Angeles (R) CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 12.0
    14 Disney Prep and Landing ABC, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. - 12.0
    15 Christmas at the Whitehouse: An Oprah Primetime Special ABC, Sunday, 10 p.m. - 12.0


    No one admits to watching "Two and a Half Men" but obviously someone must.
  13. solojones Chosen One

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    It's all old people. It's never in the tops for the key demo. But apparently a lot of old people watch TV. Oy.

    This list makes me so sad. Most of it is so awful. Although football is fine and Disney Animation's new holiday special "Prep and Landing" was cool :)


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  14. Oissan Chosen One

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    Never near the top in the demo?
    Are you sure that you have seen the right lists?

    Last week, Two and a Half Men had a 5.0 rating in the demo, third place for the week, only behind Sunday Night Football and The Big Bang Theory.
    Right now it's easily on one level with the supposed demo hits House, Grey's anatomy and Desperate Housewives. Only Big Bang Theory is clearly ahead of it.
  15. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 NFL Playoff Game NBC, Saturday, 8:06 p.m. - 32.1
    2 CITI BCS National Championship Game ABC, Thursday, 8:32 p.m. - 30.8
    3 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 5 21.4
    4 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. - 18.1
    5 The Simpsons Fox, Sunday, 8:13 p.m. 16 14.6
    6 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 3 14.0
    7 The Good Wife CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. - 14.0
    8 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Fox, Monday, 8:22 p.m. - 13.8
    9 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 12
    10 The Biggest Loser: Couples NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 11.7
    11 The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special Fox, Sunday, 8:44 p.m. - 11.4
    12 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 20 11
    13 FedEx Orange Bowl Fox, Tuesday, 8:23 p.m. - 10.9
    14 The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 12 10.9
    15 People's Choice Awards CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. - 10.8
  16. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    NCIS: LA was number four? How did that happen? :confused: CBS keeps promoting it as the number one new show, but I didn't think that it would be ranked that highly on the Nielsens.
  17. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 Grammy Awards CBS, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 25.9
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 2 25.7
    3 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 24.5
    4 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 9 20.2
    5 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 13 16.9
    6 House Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. - 14.2
    7 Bones Fox, Thursday, 8 p.m. 14 12.3
    8 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7 p.m. 33 12.3
    9 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 4 12.1
    10 The Big Bang Theory (R) CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 5 11.5
    11 The Bachelor ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. 16 11.5
    12 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. - 11.4
    13 The Mentalist (R) CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 7 11.1
    14 24 Fox, Monday, 9 p.m. 15 10.8
    15 Castle ABC, Monday, 10 p.m. 23 10.6
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony NBC, Friday, 8 p.m. - 32.6
    2 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 4 27.9
    3 Winter Olympics Primetime Coverage NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 26.4
    4 Winter Olympics Primetime Coverage NBC, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 26.2
    5 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 5 25.1
    6 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 6 19.7
    7 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 8 17.9
    8 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 7 17.7
    9 The Big Bang Theory CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 9 16.3
    10 The Mentalist CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. 11 15.9
    11 Undercover Boss CBS, Sunday, 10 p.m. 3 15.4
    12 The Good Wife CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. - 14.8
    13 Criminal Minds CBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 10 14.3
    14 Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. - 14.2
    15 House Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. 15 13.6
  19. solojones Chosen One

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    I'm sure NBC was glad to beat American Idol. Of course, they had to spend many times more on the Olympics than Fox does on Idol. So, yeah :p

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  20. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    They say they expected to lose a quarter billion. I think such spending is lunatic.
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 Winter Olympics NBC, Friday, 8:30 p.m. 6 24.5
    2 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 5 24.2
    3 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 9 23.0
    4 Winter Olympics NBC, Thursday, 8 p.m. - 24.8
    5 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony NBC, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. - 21.4
    6 Winter Olympics NBC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 8 21.3
    7 Winter Olympics NBC, Monday, 8 p.m. 3 20.9
    8 Winter Olympics NBC, Saturday, 8:30 p.m. 2 20.6
    9 Winter Olympics NBC, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. 1 19.8
    10 American Idol Fox, Thursday, 8 p.m. - 18.0
    11 Vancouver Gold NBC, Sunday, 7 p.m. - 18.0
    12 Undercover Boss CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. 10 15.2
    13 The Marriage Ref NBC, Sunday, 10:31 p.m. - 14.4
    14 Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 11 11.6
    15 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 12 11.6
  22. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 Academy Awards ABC, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. - 41.7
    2 Oscars Red Carpet 2010 ABC, Sunday, 8 p.m. - 25.3
    3 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 8 p.m. 3 23.6
    4 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 2 23.5
    5 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 15 19.6
    6 American Idol Fox, Thursday, 8 p.m. 10 19.4
    7 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. - 16.9
    8 The Big Bang Theory CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. - 15.7
    9 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 15.6
    10 The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. - 15.2
    11 Barbara Walters Special ABC, Sunday, 7 p.m. - 15.0
    12 The Mentalist CBS, Thursday, 10 p.m. - 14.9
    13 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 13 14.8
    14 The Bachelor: After the Final Rose ABC, Monday, 10:05 p.m. - 13.9
    15 The Good Wife CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. - 13.3
  23. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 1 22.9
    2 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 2 20.5
    3 NCIS CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 3 18.0
    4 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 6 15.1
    5 Undercover Boss CBS, Sunday, 9:50 p.m. 11 14.5
    6 The Good Wife CBS, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 10 13.4
    7 60 Minutes CBS, Sunday, 7:50 p.m. 15 13.3
    8 Two and a Half Men CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 5 12.7
    9 The Amazing Race CBS, Sunday, 8:50 p.m. 21 12
    10 The Big Bang Theory CBS, Monday, 9:30 p.m. 7 11.7
    11 House Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. 13 11.4
    12 Desperate Housewives ABC, Sunday, 9 p.m. 15 10.8
    13 NCAA Basketball CBS, Saturday, 8:15 p.m. - 10.3
    14 Law & Order: SVU NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 30 9.7
    15 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 10:50 p.m. 20 9.4
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 Dancing with the Stars ABC, Monday, 8 p.m. 2 23.0
    2 American Idol Fox, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 1 21.8
    3 American Idol Fox, Wednesday, 9 p.m. 3 20.5
    4 NCAA Championship Semifinals CBS, Saturday, 9:02 p.m. - 15.8
    5 Dancing With the Stars ABC, Tuesday, 8 p.m. - 14.3
    6 The Mentalist CBS, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 14.1
    7 Castle ABC, Monday, 10:02 p.m. 10 13.9
    8 CSI CBS, Thursday, 9:59 p.m. - 13.3
    9 Undercover Boss CBS, Sunday, 9 p.m. 4 13.2
    10 Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains CBS, Thursday, 8 p.m. 15 11.3
    11 Two and a Half Men (R) CBS, Monday, 9 p.m. 6 11.0
    12 NCIS (R) CBS, Tuesday, 8 p.m. 8 10.9
    13 NCIS: Los Angeles (R) CBS, Tuesday, 9 p.m. 13 10.2
    14 Lost ABC, Thursday, 9 p.m. 21 10.1
    15 Cold Case CBS, Sunday, 10 p.m. 19 10.1


    "Undercover Boss"...are they kidding?
  25. solojones Chosen One

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    I'm actually shocked that Castle is that well rated. I haven't ever seen it, but I was always under the impression that it was a bit of a bubble show. I'm not sure what's happened there. I mean, I'm very happy for Nathan Fillion, of course. Just surprised.

    -sj loves kevin spacey