‘CSI’ Top Show, But Fox Wins Week

Jul 26, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s procedural “CSI” was the top-rated show for the week ended July 24 in both total viewers and adults 18 to 49, but that didn’t prevent a “So You Think You Can Dance”-driven Fox from walking away with a weekly demo win.

A repeat of “CSI” scored a 4.8 rating in the adults 18 to 49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. Fox was second in the demo with its summer reality competition series “Dance” with a 4.6, followed by a repeat of CBS’s “Without a Trace” (3.9), ABC’s summer reality series “Brat Camp” (3.7) and an original episode of Fox’s animated comedy “Family Guy.”

“CSI” won the week in total viewers with 14.6 million, with “Trace” (12. 7 million), “Dance” (10.3 million), CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” (9.8 million) and NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (9.7 million) rounding out the top five.

Fox took the week in adults 18 to 49 with a 2.5, followed by CBS (2.3), ABC and NBC (both 1.8), UPN (1.1) and The WB (0.7).

In total viewers CBS won the week with 7.3 million, followed by Fox (5.8 million), NBC (5.6 million), ABC (5.3 million), UPN (2.8 million) and The WB (1.7 million).