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Chart: Top-Rated Shows During 2007-08 Season, Adults 18 to 49

Jun 4, 2008  •  Post A Comment

While broadcast is losing viewers to cable overall, the Television Bureau of Advertising points out that most of the highest-rated shows on television are still on broadcast. In fact, among adults 18 to 49, 99 of the top 100 program were on broadcast, with a regular-season NFL game on ESPN the sole exception at No. 59. The chart below shows the top 10 broadcast shows and the top 10 cable shows.

Broadcast      
Rank Title Rating Network
1 Super Bowl XLII 37.5 Fox
2 Super Bowl Post Game 26.7 Fox
3 NFC Championship 20.6 Fox
4 House Special 13.5 Fox
5 AFC Divisional Playoff 11.5 CBS
6 American Idol Tuesday 11.2 Fox
7 Academy Awards 10.8 ABC
8 American Idol Wed. 10.7 Fox
9 NFL Playoff Game 2 9.9 NBC
10 American Idol Thur. 9.8 Fox
       
Cable      
59 NFL Regular Season 4.7 ESPN
190 NBA All-Star Game 2.9 TNT
254 NBA Playoffs-Conference Finals 2.5 ESPN
257 NBA All-Star Saturday 2.5 TNT
279 The Hills Live Aftershow 2.4 MTV
380 WWE Entertainment 2.0 USA
382 NBA All-Star Tipoff 1.9 TNT
387 NBA Playoffs-Conference Semis 1.9 ESPN
400 NBA Playoffs 1.8 TNT
403 NFL Regular Season Game 1.8 NFL Net
       
Source: TVB analysis of Nielsen data      

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