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TELEVISION

Nielsen TV Ratings

Here are the network averages and program rankings for national prime-time network television last week (March 1-7) as compiled by the Nielsen Co. Nielsen estimates there are 286 million potential viewers in the U.S. ages 2 and older. Viewership is listed in millions.

March 12, 2010

RankNetworkProgramViewers 1 ABC The Academy Awards 41.70 2 ABC Oscar's Red Carpet 2010 25.33 3 FOX American Idol (Wed.) 23.56 4 FOX American Idol (Tue.) 23.53 5 CBS NCIS 19.62 6 FOX American Idol (Thu.) 19.42 7 CBS Two and a Half Men 16.86 8 CBS The Big Bang Theory 15.73 9 CBS CSI 15.59 10 ABC The Bachelor 15.15 11 ABC Barbara Walters Special 14.99 12 CBS The Mentalist 14.87 13 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 14.84 14 ABC Bachelor: After the Final Rose 13.91 15 CBS The Good Wife 13.32 16 CBS Criminal Minds 13.00 17 CBS Survivor: Heroes and Villains 12.72 18 CBS CSI: NY 12.35 19 CBS CSI: Miami 12.07 20 ABC Grey's Anatomy (Thu., 9 p.m.) 11.83 21 CBS How I Met Your Mother 10.37 22 CBS Rules of Engagement 9.72 23 ABC Lost 9.29 24 NBC The Office 9.02 25 FOX 24 8.63 26 NBC The Biggest Loser 8.27 27 CBS Numb3rs 8.14 NBC Law & Order: SVU (Wed., 9 p.m.) 8.14 29 CBS The Amazing Race 8.11 30 NBC Parenthood 8.10 31 ABC Modern Family 8.01 32 CBS Medium 7.91 33 FOX Kitchen Nightmares (Thu., 9 p.m.) 7.89 34 NBC Law & Order 7.76 35 NBC The Marriage Ref 7.71 36 ABC Private Practice 7.57 37 CBS Ghost Whisperer 7.35 38 CBS 48 Hours Mystery 7.11 NBC Dateline (Fri.) 7.11 40 NBC Who Do You Think You Are? 6.91 41 ABC 20/20 (Fri.) 6.73 42 NBC Chuck 6.70 43 FOX House 6.64 44 CBS Undercover Boss 6.60 45 FOX Cops 2 6.41 46 ABC 20/20 (Fri.) 6.27 47 CBS Crimetime Saturday (8 p.m.) 6.14 48 NBC Mercy 5.99 49 ABC The Middle 5.89 50 NBC Dateline (Sun., 7 p.m.) 5.80 51 FOX America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 5.77 52 UNI En Nombre del Amor (Sun.) 5.76 53 CBS Crimetime Saturday 5.68 54 FOX Cops 5.64 55 FOX Family Guy 5.60 56 CBS Gary Unmarried 5.57 FOX Family Guy (9:30 p.m.) 5.57 58 CBS The New Adventures of Old Christine 5.55 59 CBS 60 Minutes Presents 5.51 60 ABC Cougar Town 5.35 61 CBS Cold Case 5.29 62 NBC Law & Order: SVU (Sat.) 5.26 63 ABC 20/20 (Tue.) 5.20 64 ABC Modern Family (Wed., 8 p.m.) 5.05 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Tue.) 5.05 66 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Thu.) 5.03 67 NBC Community 5.02 FOX The Simpsons (8:30 p.m.) 5.02 69 ABC Grey's Anatomy (Thu.) 5.00 70 NBC Law & Order (Sat.) 4.77 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Mon.) 4.77 72 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Wed.) 4.67 73 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Fri.) 4.65 74 NBC Parks and Recreation 4.61 75 FOX The Simpsons 4.60 76 UNI En Nombre del Amor (Thu.) 4.50 77 UNI En Nombre del Amor (Tue.) 4.49 UNI En Nombre del Amor (Wed.) 4.49 79 UNI En Nombre del Amor (Mon.) 4.42 80 ABC Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 4.34 81 ABC Lost (8 p.m.) 4.32 82 ABC Supernanny 4.31 83 ABC 20/20 Special Edition (Sat.) 4.19 84 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Mon.) 4.17 85 UNI En Nombre del Amor (Fri.) 4.13 86 UNI Cristina (Mon.) 4.12 87 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Tue.) 3.89 88 ABC Castle (Sat., 10 p.m.) 3.85 89 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Wed.) 3.79 90 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Thu.) 3.78 91 FOX House (Fri., 8 p.m.) 3.59 92 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Fri.) 3.47 93 FOX Kitchen Nightmares 3.45 94 ABC Oprah Winfrey (Sat.) 3.41 95 NBC Parenthood (Sat.) 3.27 96 UNI Imagenes de Impacto (Sun.) 3.23 97 UNI En Nombre del Amor (Sun.) 3.19 98 UNI Mujeres Asesinas 2 (Thu.) 3.12 99 NBC Movie: "Bad Boys II" 3.08 100 FOX Til Death (Sun., 7:30 p.m.) 2.77 101 UNI Sabado Gigante 2.73 102 UNI Aqui y Ahora (Tue.) 2.66 103 UNI Don Francisco Presenta 2.44 104 FOX Til Death (Sun., 7 p.m.) 2.33 105 UNI Ellas Son . . . La Alegría Del Hogar 1.96 106 CW Life Unexpected 1.78 107 UNI Hermanos y Detectives (Sat.) 1.68 108 CW Vampire Diaries 1.67 109 CW Supernatural 1.54 110 CW Smallville 1.52 111 CW Smallville (Fri.) 1.25 112 CW Life Unexpected (Mon.) 1.24 113 CW Life Unexpected (Encore) 0.99 114 CW 90210 0.61 115 CW Melrose Place 0.59 116 CW Gossip Girl (Wed.) 0.49

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