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Nielsen Television (TV) Ratings for Primetime: Season-to-Date

Top 20 Network Primetime Series

2008 - 2009 Season Through 02/15/09

Rank Program Name Net Day Time Household Total Viewers Total no. of Episodes Total Length
Rating/Share Audience
1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX Wed 8:00 PM 15.0/23 17,181,000 27,140,000 5 423m
2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX Tue 8:00 PM 14.3/21 16,418,000 26,779,000 5 365m
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon 8:00 PM 12.2/18 14,006,000 19,154,000 10 1005m
4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC Tue 9:00 PM 11.2/17 12,801,000 17,423,000 7 491m
5 CSI CBS Thu 9:00 PM 11.1/17 12,686,000 18,193,000 16 977m
6 NCIS CBS Tue 8:00 PM 10.5/16 12,060,000 17,136,000 19 1140m
7 MENTALIST, THE CBS Tue 9:00 PM 10.3/15 11,765,000 16,547,000 16 963m
7 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC Sun 8:23 PM 10.3/16 11,804,000 16,835,000 16 2775m
9 60 MINUTES CBS Sun 7:00 PM 9.6/15 10,990,000 15,263,000 19 1140m
9 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC Sun 9:00 PM 9.6/14 11,025,000 15,409,000 15 915m
11 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Wed 9:00 PM 9.1/14 10,427,000 14,466,000 15 900m
12 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC Thu 9:00 PM 9.0/14 10,283,000 13,803,000 17 1101m
13 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS Mon 9:00 PM 8.8/13 10,050,000 14,353,000 21 631m
14 CSI: MIAMI CBS Mon 10:00 PM 8.6/14 9,822,000 13,262,000 21 1260m
15 CSI: NY CBS Wed 10:00 PM 8.2/14 9,362,000 12,688,000 16 960m
16 SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS CBS Thu 8:00 PM 8.0/13 9,120,000 13,632,000 1 60m
17 WITHOUT A TRACE CBS Tue 10:00 PM 7.9/13 9,009,000 12,124,000 16 957m
18 SURVIVOR: GABON CBS Thu 8:00 PM 7.6/12 8,728,000 12,914,000 11 721m
19 COLD CASE CBS Sun VAR 7.4/11 8,524,000 11,746,000 16 960m
19 LIE TO ME FOX Wed 9:00 PM 7.4/11 8,429,000 12,535,000 3 183m

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