Many shows were in reruns last week so some of the usual top performers are missing from the top 30 list. NBC’s The Sing-Off, which was a moderate performer for the peacock network last December, has become one of the network’s best in the demo. Two episodes ended up in the top 30. Aside from Sunday night football, NBC only had four programs on the top 30 list.
CBS’ Sunday night programming — 60 Minutes, Undercover Boss, The Amazing Race, and CSI: Miami — was preceded by afternoon football. The shows got a great lead-in but people who don’t watch football once again had to put up with late start times. In addition to Sunday football, CBS had 16 of the top 30 shows last week.
Three of ABC’s Sunday night shows — Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters — were the network’s shows that landed in the top 30. This wasn’t a big surprise though since most ABC shows were in repeats. Only FOX’s animated programming made the list — The Simpsons, American Dad, and Family Guy (with an hour episode).
This is a list of the the top 30 TV shows, as ranked by their ratings in the 18-49 demographic. This is the group that advertisers will pay the most to reach and, therefore, this is how the network measures a show’s success. If a show gets lots of viewers in that age range, it has a safe future. If not, it’ll be cancelled.
|1||Sun 12/12||4:17||cbs||CBS Sunday Football (181 min)||30.25||10.4/32|
|2||Sun 12/12||8:31||nbc||Sunday Night Football (186 min)||25.73||9.5/24|
|3||Sun 12/12||8:21||nbc||Pre-Kick (10 min)||17.68||6.1/16|
|4||Mon 12/13||9:00||cbs||Two and a Half Men||13.95||4.2/11|
|4||Sun 12/12||7:30||nbc||Football Night in America Part 2 (24 min)||11.89||4.2/11|
|6||Thurs 12/16||8:00||cbs||The Big Bang Theory||13.24||4.0/13|
|6||Tues 12/14||9:00||nbc||The Biggest Loser (120 min)||11.05||4.0/11|
|9||Sun 12/12||7:26||cbs||60 Minutes||17.59||3.9/10|
|9||Sun 12/12||8:30||fox||Family Guy (61 min)||8.03||3.9/9|
|11||Sun 12/12||8:26||cbs||The Amazing Race||12.12||3.7/9|
|12||Mon 12/13||9:30||cbs||Mike & Molly||11.96||3.6/9|
|12||Sun 12/12||9:00||abc||Desperate Housewives||11.60||3.6/8|
|12||Mon 12/13||8:00||cbs||How I Met Your Mother||9.70||3.6/10|
|16||Tues 12/14||9:00||cbs||NCIS: Los Angeles||16.82||3.3/9|
|16||Wed 12/15||9:00||cbs||Criminal Minds||13.77||3.3/9|
|16||Mon 12/13||8:00||nbc||The Sing Off (120 min)||9.51||3.3/9|
|19||Mon 12/13||8:30||cbs||Rules of Engagement||9.59||3.2/8|
|19||Sun 12/12||8:00||fox||The Simpsons||7.19||3.2/8|
|21||Sun 12/12||9:26||cbs||Undercover Boss||11.09||3.1/7|
|21||Sun 12/12||9:30||fox||American Dad||6.22||3.1/7|
|23||Thurs 12/16||8:30||cbs||$#*! My Dad Says||10.30||2.9/9|
|23||Wed 12/15||8:00||nbc||The Sing Off (120 min)||8.45||2.9/8|
|25||Mon 12/13||10:00||cbs||Hawaii Five-0||10.91||2.8/8|
|26||Sun 12/12||10:00||abc||Brothers & Sisters||8.76||2.5/6|
|27||Sun 12/12||8:00||abc||Extreme Makeover Home Edition||8.67||2.4/6|
|28||Sun 12/12||10:26||cbs||CSI: Miami||9.89||2.3/6|
|28||Tues 12/14||8:00||nbc||Minute to Win It||7.66||2.3/7|
|30||Tues 12/14||10:00||cbs||The Good Wife||11.84||2.2/6|
What do you think? Are there any surprises on the list? How does your favorite series rank?
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