Complete Nielsen Ratings for week of April 28-May 4, 2008 – Plus a little Paula Abdul

Both “Psych” and “Monk” were taken off the NBC schedule, and no wonder with their rankings down in the 70s.

And “Lost” tying with “60 Minutes” ? What’s up with that?

American Idol still hogs the top two slots even though we all know it is going to come down to the Davids – Archuleta and Cook. I’m putting my money on David Cross, who deserves the win just for his unique style.

Speaking of unique style, Paula Abdul melted down last week, talking about Jason Castro’s second performance, when he had only performed once that night.


Paula Abdul’s gaffe during last week’s “American Idol” on Fox.
Oh, Paula.

Check out where your favorite shows ranks on the Primetime Nielsen ratings for the week of April 28-May 4.

1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY 25090 8.8

2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY 22800 8.0

3 DANCING WITH THE STARS 18220 6.4

4 CSI 18010 6.3

5 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS 17060 6.0

6 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES 16760 5.9

7 GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM 15310 5.3

8 NCIS 14760 5.2

9 HOUSE-MON 9P 14640 5.1

10 CSI: MIAMI 13880 4.8


Paula explains, sort of.
11 CRIMINAL MINDS 13030 4.6

12 TWO AND A HALF MEN 12910 4.5

13 WITHOUT A TRACE 12830 4.5

14 SURVIVOR: MICRONESIA 12320 4.3

15 LAW AND ORDER:SVU 12310 4.3

16 HELL’S KITCHEN 11940 4.2

17 EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED. 11570 4.0

18 COLD CASE 11560 4.0

19 CSI: NY 11510 4.0

20 LOST 10730 3.7

60 MINUTES 10730 3.7

22 BROTHERS & SISTERS 10460 3.7

23 NUMB3RS 10330 3.6

24 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 10310 3.6

25 SHARK 10170 3.6

26 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON 10050 3.5

27 SAMANTHA WHO? 9870 3.4

28 BONES-MON 8P 9800 3.4

29 MEDIUM 9680 3.4

30 LAW AND ORDER 9650 3.4

31 GHOST WHISPERER 9210 3.2

32 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 8840 3.1

33 SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADER 8450 3.0

34 BIG BANG THEORY, THE 8070 2.8

35 DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED 7940 2.8

36 MOONLIGHT 7890 2.8

37 UGLY BETTY 7870 2.7

38 E.R. 7810 2.7

39 OFFICE 7750 2.7

40 FAMILY GUY 7690 2.7

41 CSI TUESDAY SPECIAL 7610 2.7

42 WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB 7530 2.6

43 BOSTON LEGAL 7390 2.6

44 DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS 7290 2.5

45 AMER FUNN HOME VIDEOS 7280 2.5

46 BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING 7170 2.5

47 PRICE IS RIGHT PRIMETIME 7160 2.5

48 BACK TO YOU 7120 2.5

49 MY NAME IS EARL 6730 2.3

50 LAW AND ORDER:SVU-SUN 6350 2.2

51 DEXTER 6340 2.2

52 SIMPSONS 6280 2.2

AMERICAN DAD 6280 2.2

54 WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY 6230 2.2

55 20/20 SP-5/2 6220 2.2

56 DATELINE FRI 6110 2.1

57 48 HOURS MYSTERY 5980 2.1

58 WIFE SWAP 5910 2.1

59 SCRUBS 5820 2.0

60 KING OF THE HILL 5710 2.0

61 TIL DEATH 5570 1.9

62 SUPERNANNY 5500 1.9

63 30 ROCK 5380 1.9

64 48 HOURS MYSTERY 9PM 5230 1.8

65 LAW AND ORDER-SAT 5080 1.8

66 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 830P 5060 1.8

67 MOST OUTRG MOMENTS 8P 4790 1.7

68 CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM 4760 1.7

69 DATELINE SUN-7PM 4250 1.5

70 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-4 4190 1.5

71 MONK 4140 1.4

72 20/20-FRI 4100 1.4

73 MOST OUTRAGEOUS MOMENTS 4090 1.4

74 ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8:30P 4070 1.4

75 ACCORDING TO JIM-TU 8PM 3920 1.4

76 SMALLVILLE 3810 1.3

77 DUEL 3800 1.3

78 FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 3760 1.3

79 PSYCH 3730 1.3

80 LAW & ORDER:CI-SAT 3680 1.3

81 SIMPSONS-SUN 7:30P 3580 1.2

82 FOX MOVIE-FRIDAY 3360 1.2

83 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE-PRIME 3180 1.1

84 SUPERNATURAL 2630 .9

85 MEDIUM-SAT 2620 .9

86 REAPER 2580 .9

87 ONE TREE HILL-MON 2570 .9

88 GOSSIP GIRL-MON 2530 .9

89 FARMER WANTS A WIFE 2390 .8

90 KING OF THE HILL-SUN 7P 2300 .8

91 BEAUTY AND THE GEEK-3 1680 .6

92 GAME, THE-SUN 1450 .5

93 GIRLFRIENDS-SUN 1270 .4

94 EV HATES CHRIS-SUN2 1250 .4

95 ALIENS IN AMERICA-SUN 1020 .4

96 AMERICA’S TOP MODEL-4-ENC 850 .3

2 Comments

  1. em said,

    May 6, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    she just made a mistake. not her fault. and it got everyone talking about Idol again so i bet the producers were secretly loving her mistake.

  2. Fred Dunn said,

    February 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    “The Unit” is averaging 11.44 million viewers. Tuesday’s episode posted the best ratings – 3.1/08 in adults 18-49 and 4.2/09 in adults 25-54 – since February.”

    And yet the network put them in the worst time slot ever. It’s not even on the top 100 in the Nielson ratings. The network would rather spend less money on reality shows. I ABSOLUTELY abhore reality shows!

    The only reason they started them was so they can buy an inexpensive show to air during prime time.

    This season (other than “Chuck”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “NCIS”, and “Numbers”. I will be tuning out the major networks to watch “Discovery Channel”, “History Channel”, and “FX”.

    The major networks can stuff it where the sun don’t shine!