What you watched on TV last week…

November 11, 2008

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)

CBS 11,040

ABC 10,400

NBC 8,900

Fox 5,870

Adults 18-49 (ratings)

ABC 3.2

NBC 3.2

CBS 3.0

Fox 2.3

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


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NBC ans ABC,both have played unique role during the campaigning of presidential election as to render much pleasure to the numerous viewers.They,were too aware in catering programmes in diverse to enchant the viewers as well.Viewers are pleased how much,might be a queston but the attendence of viewers as per rating(Nielson numbers),NBC and ABC both have been performed tentatively leaving behind the others at a greater difference.

Posted by PRANAB HAZRA | Report as abusive

I did not watch any of the programs mentioned above. I think it’s time the Nielson people think of a better way to find out what is being watched. With DVRs, OnDemand, etc., very popular programs may not be getting accurately counted.

Posted by greg Zaret | Report as abusive

It’s nice to see Fox (News?) at the bottom where it belongs. Too long have we endured that corporate propaganda machine with the laughable title of News. The outcome of machines like theirs is minimal IF it’s understood that they are in the entertainmnet world. NOT NEWS. They’ve misrepresented themselves, to our detriment.
It looks like they may finally pay the price for their arrogance and lies.

Posted by amrk | Report as abusive