2008 Top 10 US Shows in TV Ratings

Friday, December 26, 2008 , Posted by JED at 4:36:00 PM

For the nth time, American Idol remains the no. 1 tv program in America by topping the latest survey of Nielsen’s Year-End TV Ratings list.

According to Nielsen, Season 7 of American Idol is first among primetime programs that saw the biggest total gain in audience from households that watched live to households that watched within seven days. The performance show averaged a gain of 2.2 million households while the results show every Wednesday got 1.9 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 shows were: NBC’s Heroes and ABC’s Lost (an increase of 1.8 million); Fox’s Fringe (1.6 million); Fox’s House (1.5 million); CBS’ The Mentalist, CBS’ Survivor: Gabon, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (1.4 million); and Fox’s Bones (1.3 million).

TOP 10 SHOWS of 2008

1. American Idol Performance Night (Fox)
2. American Idol Results Show (Fox)
3. Heroes (NBC)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Fringe (Fox)
6. House (Fox)
7. The Mentalist (CBS)
8. Survivor Gabon (CBS)
9. Grey’s Anatomy (CBS)
10. Bones (Fox)

Nielsen also released a Top 10 list of the prime-time shows that saw the biggest percentage increase in household rating when comparing its live audience to the audience watching it within seven days. Here are the Top 10:

Top 10 Shows with Biggest Percentage Increase

1. Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi) - 53%
2. Burn Notice (USA) - 37%
3. Heroes (NBC) - 35%
3. 90210 (CW) - 35%
3. Sanctuary (Sci Fi) - 35%
4. Eureka (Sci Fi) - 34%
5. My Boys (TBS) - 32%
6. Psych (USA) - 29%
7. In Plain Sight (USA) - 28%
8. America’s Next Top Model (CW) - 27%
9. Fringe (Fox) - 27%
10. The Starter Wife (USA) - 27%

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