What you watched on TV last week…
What you — and everyone else — watched on TV was the election, apparently. More than 71 million Americans tuned in to see the end of the presidential campaign, and coverage on ABC and NBC ranked among the top 10 shows during primetime last week, according to the latest Nielsen numbers.
Election night, combined with Sunday night football, left little room in the top 10 shows for regularly scheduled dramas and comedies. But it should be noted that ABC managed to squeeze in the top two rated dramas among 18 to 49 year-olds, Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. ABC and NBC shared honors for the highest ratings among the 18-49 crowd for the week.
Total Viewers (’000)
Adults 18-49 (ratings)
Week’s Top Shows for Adults 18-49 (network, rating)
Sunday Night Football, NBC, 6.7
Grey’s Anatomy, ABC, 6.0
Desperate Housewives, ABC 5.9
SNL Presidential Bash ’08, NBC 5.6
CSI, CBS 5.1
Vote 2008, ABC 4.9
Two and a Half Men, CBS 4.6
Decision ’08, NBC, 4.5
Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick, NBC, 4.3
The Office, NBC, 4.3