TV Ratings: "Desperate Housewives" Season's Top Drama Again
Take that, "Grey's Anatomy"! "Desperate Housewives" is once again the season's top scripted program on all of broadcast networks. We take a look at this season's winners.
"Desperate Housewives" has returned to the top of the Nielsen chart beating Thursday night rivals "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI".
The show has been averaging over 21 million viewers so far this season, while 2nd placed CSI has had 20,6 million.
"Grey's Anatomy" has been averaging 18,2 million, but its figures have been somewhat diluted due to the fact that ABC has aired more lower-rated repeat episodes of the medical drama (in its regular timeslot).
The season's top show is Tuesday night's edition of "Dancing with the Stars". "American Idol" is expected to very easily take over that honor within one week.
"LOST" has also benefited from fewer repeats. Since ABC has only aired 6 episodes thus far and they have all been original, the show came in the 8th place.
The season's top new show is NBC's "Heroes" which came in at #20 with an average of 15,2 million viewers.
Here is the season-to-date ratings chart (for week ending January 7):
1.DANCING WITH THE STARS (Tuesday) - 13,5 (20,7 million)
2.DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - 13,2 (21 million)
3.CSI - 12,7 (20,6 million)
4.DANCING WITH THE STARS (Wednesday) - 12,7 (19,1 million)
5.GREY'S ANATOMY - 11,8 (18,2 million)
6.CSI: Miami - 11,1 (17,1 million)
7.NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - 10,9 (17 million)
8.LOST - 10,7 (17,8 million)
9.CRIMINAL MINDS - 10,1 (15,7 million)
10.CSI: New York - 10,0 (15,4 million)
No, "The Apprentice" is not the #1 show in all of television.