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National Nielsen Viewership

TELEVISION

Nielsen Ratings March 8 - 14, 2010

March 17, 2010

Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (March 8-14) as compiled by the Nielsen Co. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates there are 286 million potential viewers in the U.S. ages 2 and older. Viewership is listed in millions. Rank Network Program Viewers 1 FOX American Idol (Tue.) 22.75 2 FOX American Idol (Wed.) 20.70 3 CBS NCIS 19.58 4 FOX American Idol (Thu.) 19.34 5 CBS Two and a Half Men 17.61 6 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 16.99 7 CBS The Big Bang Theory 16.31 8 CBS The Mentalist 16.02 9 CBS CSI 15.25 10 CBS The Good Wife 13.95 11 CBS Undercover Boss 13.51 12 CBS Criminal Minds 13.29 13 FOX House 12.81 14 CBS Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains 12.12 15 ABC Desperate Housewives 12.01 16 CBS 60 Minutes 11.98 17 CBS CSI: Miami 11.93 18 CBS CSI: NY 11.07 19 ABC Grey's Anatomy (Thu., 9 p.m.) 10.94 20 CBS Cold Case 10.23 21 CBS The Amazing Race 10.10 22 CBS Rules of Engagement 10.07 23 CBS How I Met Your Mother 10.06 24 ABC Lost 9.49 25 ABC Jason and Molly's Wedding 9.30 26 ABC Castle 9.11 27 ABC Modern Family 9.02 28 FOX 24 8.86 29 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8 p.m.) 8.66 30 NBC Law & Order: SVU 8.53 ABC Brothers & Sisters 8.53 32 CBS Numb3rs 8.34 33 NBC The Celebrity Apprentice 8.27 34 NBC The Biggest Loser 7.91 35 NBC Dateline (Fri.) 7.88 36 FOX Human Target 7.83 37 CBS The New Adventures of Old Christine 7.67 38 ABC Private Practice 7.66 39 CBS Medium 7.62 40 FOX Glee (9 p.m.) 7.55 41 NBC Minute to Win It 7.47 42 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos 7.43 NBC The Office 7.43 44 CBS Ghost Whisperer 7.22 45 FOX Kitchen Nightmares (Thu., 9 p.m.) 7.19 46 NBC Who Do You Think You Are? 6.95 47 CBS 48 Hours Mystery 6.91 48 FOX Cops 6.90 49 CBS Gary Unmarried 6.68 50 FOX Family Guy 6.66 51 NBC Chuck 6.37 52 NBC Mercy 6.31 53 ABC The Middle 6.30 54 FOX America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back 6.29 55 FOX Cops 6.21 56 ABC Cougar Town 6.10 57 NBC Parenthood 6.09 58 NBC The Marriage Ref 6.01 59 NBC 30 Rock 5.77 60 CBS Crimetime Saturday 5.59 61 ABC 20/20 (Fri.) 5.44 FOX The Simpsons (8:30 p.m.) 5.44 63 NBC Law & Order: SVU (Wed., 9 p.m.) 5.40 64 NBC Law & Order 5.21 65 FOX The Simpsons 5.17 66 NBC Law & Order: SVU (Sat.) 4.89 67 ABC The Forgotten 4.85 68 NBC Trauma 4.75 69 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Tue.) 4.69 70 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Wed.) 4.68 71 NBC Minute to Win It (Sun.) 4.66 72 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Thu.) 4.65 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Fri.) 4.65 74 NBC Community 4.60 75 NBC Parks and Recreation 4.55 76 ABC Supernanny 4.54 77 UNI Hasta que el Dinero nos Separe (Mon.) 4.49 78 FOX Sons of Tucson 4.47 79 ABC Scrubs (Wed.) 4.28 ABC Grey's Anatomy (Wed.) 4.28 81 ABC Lost (8 p.m.) 4.16 82 FOX Kitchen Nightmares 4.07 83 ABC Ugly Betty 4.01 84 ABC Supernanny (Thu.) 3.85 85 NBC Law & Order (Sat.) 3.74 86 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Mon.) 3.68 87 CW America's Next Top Model 3.65 CBS Crimetime Saturday (8 p.m.) 3.65 89 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Fri.) 3.56 90 UNI Cristina (Mon.) 3.54 91 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Wed.) 3.46 92 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Thu.) 3.41 93 UNI Corazón Salvaje (Tue.) 3.27 94 UNI Mi Pecado (Mon.) 3.08 95 UNI Mi Pecado (Fri.) 3.03 FOX House (Fri., 8 p.m.) 3.03 97 UNI Nuestra Belleza Latina (Tue.) 2.98 98 UNI Nuestra Belleza Latina (Thu.) 2.97 99 NBC Parenthood (Sat.) 2.84 100 UNI Mi Pecado (Thu.) 2.73 101 UNI Mi Pecado (Tue.) 2.71 102 UNI Mi Pecado (Wed.) 2.70 103 UNI Imágenes de Impacto 2.60 UNI Nuestra Belleza Latina (Sun.) 2.60 105 UNI Sabado Gigante - - - - - - - -


Network Averages: Here is the number of viewers (in millions) that each network averaged per hour of primetime, for last week and for the season. NetworkCurrent WeekSeason To Date CBS 11.26 12.1 Fox 9.4 10.1 ABC 6.48 8.63 NBC 6.3 9.02 UNI 3.24 3.54

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