Summer surge softens for NBC

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A "CSI" rerun on CBS was the top-rated show on TV last week, although NBC's "America's Got Talent" still claimed the largest estimated total viewership, according to Nielsen Media Research. NBC's other big reality show, "Spelling Bee," fell way back to a tie for 6th place. For the prime 18-49 demo, it was Fox again in 1st place, followed by CBS, NBC, ABC, Univision, CW, Telemundo, a tie by TeleFutura and MyNetworkTV, Ion and Azteca America. For Households, CBS again claimed the crown, followed by Fox, NBC, ABC, Univision, CW, MyNetworkTV, Telemundo, Ion and TeleFutura in a tie and Azteca America.


Here are the top 20 shows.

Nielsen Television Index Ranking Report

Network primetime (Live + SD) week of 07/23/07 – 07/29/07

Rank

Program

Network

Rating

Share

Audience (000)

1

CSI

CBS

6.4

11

9338

2

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT

NBC

6.2

11

9834

3

60 MINUTES

CBS

5.9

12

8691

3

SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-THU

FOX

5.9

10

9145

5

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CBS

5.8

10

8792

6

SHARK – THURSDAY SP(S)

CBS

5.7

10

8188

6

SINGING BEE

NBC

5.7

10

9490

8

CSI: NY

CBS

5.5

10

8041

8

DON'T FORGET LYRICS-THU

FOX

5.5

10

8828

8

NCIS

CBS

5.5

10

7919

11

CSI: MIAMI

CBS

5.4

9

7976

12

HELL'S KITCHEN

FOX

5.3

9

8892

13

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

5.2

9

7576

13

SMARTER THAN 5TH MON-7/23(S)

FOX

5.2

9

8575

15

JUST FOR LAUGHS

ABC

5.0

9

7871

15

SO YOU THINK CN DANCE-WED

FOX

5.0

9

7855

17

DON'T FORGET LYRICS-WED

FOX

4.7

8

7433

18

DATELINE NBC-MON

NBC

4.6

8

6431

18

JUST FOR LAUGHS-TU 8PM

ABC

4.6

9

7005

18

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

4.6

8

6885

18

NEXT BEST THING, THE

ABC

4.6

9

7086

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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