Classic TV & Movie Hits

Home | Show Pages | People Pages | Network Pages | DVD Reviews & Contests | Shop    





  News

[ Back ] [ Home ]

 

National Ratings in Primetime - Week of Aug. 22, 2005: CBS and Fox Continue to Dominate

(Posted August 31, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

Led by nine of the 10 most-watched shows (and six of the top 10 among adults 18-49), CBS won the week of Aug. 22 in households, total viewers, adults 18-49 (tied with Fox), and adults 25-54. CBS has extended its winning streak to 13 consecutive weeks in total viewers, and nine among adults 25-54. Fox, which benefited by a growing So You Think You Can Dance, House's best performance in eight weeks, and continued momentum on Sunday, took top-rated honors in adults 18-34, while tying CBS for No. 1 among adults 18-49. Fox has now ranked first in adults 18-34 and teens 12-17 for 33 straight weeks. Year-to-year, Fox increased by margins of 10 to 38 percent, while CBS was close to year-ago levels.

Although ABC finished no higher than No. 3 for the week, the network remained on the rise, building by as much as 24 percent. UPN was close to year-ago levels, while the WB slid from 19 to 30 percent in the five surveyed categories. Since sinking NBC had The Summer Olympics in the year-ago mix, comparisons this week are obviously not valid.

Here are the final national ratings for the week of Aug. 22, 2005 (with percent change versus the comparable year-ago period in parentheses), followed by the top-rated programs of the week, and the individual new summer program tallies. Keep in mind that the year-ago week featured the Summer Olympics on NBC.


-Households:
CBS: 5.3/ 9 (+ 6), NBC: 4.2/ 7 (-69), Fox: 4.0/ 7 (+38), ABC: 3.8/ 7 (+23), UPN: 1.9/ 3 (+ 6), WB: 1.3/ 2 (-19)


-Total Viewers:
CBS: 7.71 million (+ 5), Fox: 5.96 (+37), NBC: 5.84 (-73), ABC: 5.65 (+24), UPN: 2.74 (+ 9), WB: 1.88 (-19)

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 2.4/ 7 (+26), CBS: 2.4/ 7 (no change), ABC: 2.0/ 6 (+18), NBC: 1.9/ 6 (-74), UPN: 1.1/ 3 (no change), WB: 0.8/ 2 (-20)

-Adults 18-34:
Fox: 2.3/ 8 (+10), CBS: 1.7/ 6 (- 6), ABC: 1.5/ 5 (+ 7), NBC: 1.4/ 5 (-75), UPN: 1.1/ 4 (no change), WB: 0.7/ 3 (-30)

-Adults 25-54:
CBS: 2.9/ 8 (no change), Fox: 2.5/ 7 (+32), ABC: 2.3/ 6 (+21), NBC: 2.3/ 6 (-73), UPN: 1.1/ 3 (no change), WB: 0.8/ 2 (-20)

----------

Top Rated Programs of the Week

-Total Viewers:
CSI R (CBS: 12.23 million), 60 Minutes R (CBS: 10.89), Two and a Half Men R (CBS, Mon. 9:30 p.m.: 10.86), Cold Case R (CBS: 10.54), CSI: Miami R (CBS: 10.21), Without A Trace R (CBS: 10.13), Two and a Half Men R (CBS, Mon. 9 p.m.: 9.78), NFL Preseason Football (ABC, Dallas vs. Seattle: 9.71), CBS Sunday Movie: Stone Cold R (9.63), NCIS R (CBS: 9.34), Law & Order R (NBC: 9.20), Law & Order: SVU R (NBC: 8.98), So You Think You Can Dance (Fox: 8.58), Preseason Football Showcase (ABC: 8.21), House R (Fox: 8.18), Law & Order: Criminal Intent R (NBC: 8.08), Big Brother 6 Tuesday (CBS: 7.95), Everybody Loves Raymond R (CBS: 7.90), Crossing Jordan R (NBC: 7.87), Law & Order R (NBC, Wed. 9 p.m.: 7.81)

-Adults 18-49:
CSI R (CBS: 3.7/11), Two and a Half Men R (CBS, Mon. 9:30 p.m.: 3.7/ 9), NFL Preseason Football (ABC, Dallas vs. Seattle: 3.4/10), So You Think You Can Dance (Fox: 3.4/ 9), Big Brother 6 Tuesday (CBS), CSI: Miami R (CBS) and Two and a Half Men R (CBS, Mon. 9 p.m.: 3.2/ 9 each), The Simpsons R (Fox: 3.1/ 9), Family Guy R (Fox, Sun. 9 p.m.: 3.1/ 8), Big Brother 6 Tuesday (CBS: 3.0/10), Without A Trace R (CBS: 3.0/ 9), Rock Star: INXS Tuesday (CBS) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition R (ABC: 3.0/ 8 each), Family Guy R (Fox, Sun. 8:30 p.m.: 2.9/ 8), Law & Order: SVU R (NBC) and House R (Fox: 2.8/ 8 each), Law & Order R (NBC: 2.7/ 8), Preseason Football Showcase (ABC: 2.6/ 9), Everybody Loves Raymond R (CBS) and Fox Thursday Movie: Sweet Home Alabama (2.6/ 8 each)

Take a look at the alphabetical listing of original first-run summer options:

-Big Brother 6 (CBS)

Tuesday 9 p.m.
Viewers: 7.95 million (#17); A18-49: 3.2/ 9 (#5t)

Thursday 8 p.m.
Viewers: 7.76 million (#21); A18-49: 3.0/10 (#10t)

Overall Grade: A-

----------

-Brat Camp (ABC): Wed. 9 p.m.
Viewers: 6.45 million (#30); A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#30t)
Grade: C+

----------

-The Cut (CBS): Fri. 9 p.m.
Viewers: 2.88 million (#84); A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#91t)
Grade: F

----------


-Meet Mister Mom (NBC): Wed. 8 p.m.
Viewers: 4.23 million (#73); A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#71t)
Grade: D

----------

-My Kind of Town (ABC): Sun. 9 p.m.
Viewers: 4.95 million (#57), A18-49: 2.0/ 5 (#44t)
Grade: D

----------

R U the Girl With T-Boz & Chilli (UPN): Wed. 8 p.m.
Viewers: 2.76 million (#85), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#78t)
Grade: D

----------

Rock Star: INXS (CBS)

Tues. 10 p.m.
Viewers: 6.19 million (#34); A18-49: 3.0/ 8 (#10t)

Wed. 9 p.m.
Viewers: 5.77 million (#41); A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#18t)

Overall Grade: B

----------

-So You Think You Can Dance (Fox): Wed. 8:30-10 p.m.
Viewers: 8.58 million (#13), A18-49: 3.4/ 9 (#3t)
Grade: A

----------

- Tommy Lee Goes to College (NBC): Tues. 9 p.m.
Viewers: 5.45 million (#45); A18-49: 2.6/ 7 (#18t)
Grade: C


Source: Nielsen Media Research data, R = repeat

-- Marc Berman



Source: Yahoo! News
 


[ Back ] [ News Home ] [ Home ]

 

 

 

Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contact Us | Copyright - ClassicTVHits.com.  All Rights Reserved.