Dancing Waltzes Off With Ratings Victory
Dancing with the Stars' s final two broadcasts of the season landed at the top of the Neilsen ratings list for total households last week, but only one episode -- Tuesday's results show -- landed on Nielsen's separate list for adults 18-49 -- at No. 8. (Each episode drew nearly identical numbers of viewers -- about 19.6 million.) With 20.3 million viewers, NBC's Sunday Night Football was the most-watched show of the week among both total adults and those 18-49 (although, in a ratings anomaly, it placed third on the households list). CBS's Two and a Half Men returned to the upper ranks of both lists -- just after football on the ratings list of younger viewers and at No. 6 on the households list. For the week, CBS topped both lists, with an overall average rating of 6.0 and a 10 share. ABC ranked second with a 5.3/9. NBC placed third with a 3.6/6, followed by Fox with a 3.2/5.
The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 12.7/19; 2. Dancing with the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 12.5/20; 3. Sunday Night Football Pittsburg at Kansas City, NBC, 12.3/19; 4. NCIS, CBS, 11.3/18; 5. 60 Minutes, CBS, 10.5/15; 6. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 9.6/14; 7. Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff, NBC, 8.7/13; 8. NCIS Los Angeles, CBS, 8.6/13; 9. Mike & Molly , CBS, 8.0/12; 10. Modern Family (Special), ABC, 7.2/12.