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Network TV Show Ratings for Week of 12/12/10

The Sing-OffMany 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.

               
Demo
rank
Day Start Net Program Viewers
(mill)
18-49
demo/share
 
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 Tues 12/14 8:00 cbs NCIS 19.87 4.0/12  
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  
15 Wed 12/15 8:00 cbs Survivor 12.32 3.5/11  
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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MK December 21, 2010 at 9:56 am

Almost none of the shows I watch are on this list. Yes, I do catch Mike & Molly, Hawaii 5-0 and S%$ My Dad Says…but no: Fringe, Supernatural, Chuck, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Men of a Certain Age, Raising Hope, Glee(?), etc….

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