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NCAA Tourney Leads CBS to Ratings Win

Despite the Easter Sunday return of "Desperate Housewives" on ABC and an extra "American Idol" on Fox, CBS scored an easy ratings victory thanks largely to the most-watched NCAA men's basketball tournament since 1994.

The four regional finals this past weekend, three of them overtime contests, drew an audience 44 percent higher than the same games last year, according to Nielsen Media Research.

CBS still has this weekend's Final Four to anticipate, with Louisville, Illinois, North Carolina and Michigan State still alive.

After a nearly two-month absence that left some fans grumbling, "Desperate Housewives" returned with an original episode and was seen by 24.1 million people. That helped the debut of the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" directly after it, which was sampled by 16.2 million viewers.

ABC has three more "Grey's Anatomy" episodes for upcoming Sunday nights, and then will decide on a regular time slot for the show.

With a hit lineup now on Sundays, ABC ended the traditional Easter showing of "The Ten Commandments." The movie was aired instead on Saturday, March 19, switched from one of the most-watched nights of television to the least.

Between Fox's "House" and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," NBC's "ER" - still a popular show - was only the third most-watched medical drama last week.

Last week's "American Idol" flub, where the voting had to be done over after the wrong phone numbers were given out over the air, gave Fox an opportunity to air a special third edition Thursday. It was seen by 20.2 million people.

For the week, CBS averaged 13.9 million viewers (8.8 rating, 15 share) and won among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic advertisers seek. Fox was second with 10.3 million viewers (6.3, 10), ABC had 8.7 million (5.6, 9), NBC 8.6 million (5.7, 9), UPN 3.2 million (2.1, 3), the WB 2.6 million (1.7, 3) and Pax TV 540,000 (0.4, 1).

NBC's "Nightly News" won the evening news ratings race, averaging 10.1 million viewers (7.0, 14). ABC's "World News Tonight" had 9.6 million viewers (6.7, 13) and the "CBS Evening News" had 7.7 million (5.5, 10).

A ratings point represents 1,096,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation's estimated 109.6 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.

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Overnight Ratings (3/31)- A new episode of "Lost" helped ABC overcome FOX and "American Idol" Wednesday. The Alphabet's new drama "Eyes," however, debuted to somewhat disappointing ratings.

ABC averaged just enough to beat FOX in households and total viewers. NBC finished third, with CBS close behind. UPN took fifth, and The WB trailed.

These were the top 5 of the night.

1. American Idol FOX

2. Lost ABC

3. Law & Order NBC

4. 60 Minutes CBS

5. CSI: NY CBS

Source: Zap2it.com

Among adults 18-49: ABC

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Overnight Ratings - NBC made a clean sweep of primetime Friday, scoring a comfortable April Fool's Day win over CBS.

For the night, NBC beat CBS. ABC finished third, while FOX edged The WB for fourth. UPN trailed.

These were the Top5 shows of the night.

1. Law & Order: Trial by Jury NBC

2. Dateline NBC

3. Numb3rs CBS

4. JAG CBS

5. 20/20 ABC

Source: Zap2it.com

Among adults 18-49: NBC also led among its favored demographic of adults 18-49. ABC and CBS tied for second. FOX was good for fourth, beating The WB and UPN.

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Overnight Ratings 4/3 - The freshman medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" held its momentum in its second week and combined with the already established "Desperate Housewives" juggernaut to give ABC a Sunday ratings rout.

Overall, ABC was far ahead of second place CBS. NBC was third, at least beating FOX and The WB.

These were the Top5 shows of the night.

1. Desperate Housewives ABC

2. Grey's Anatomy ABC

3. Cold Case CBS

4. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC

5. Law & Order: Criminal Intent NBC

Source: Zap2it.com

Among adults 18-49: Going into last night

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Overnight Ratings[4/4] - A close NCAA title game between the country's top two teams provided CBS with a big ratings win Monday night.

The Eye network took the lions share for the night, nearly doubling second place FOX. ABC finished third, beating NBC. The WB was fifth, ahead of UPN.

These were the Top5 shows of the night.

1. NCAA Basketball Title Game CBS

2. Two and a Half Men CBS

3. 24 FOX

4. Supernanny ABC

5. Nanny 911 FOX

Source: Zap2it.com

Among adults 18-49: In terms of excitement, last night

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Overnight Ratings 4/5- Even facing repeats on the other five networks, FOX's "American Idol" had some of its lowest Tuesday ratings of the season, not that that mattered. The talent show still helped FOX rout the competition.

Overall, FOX was miles in front of second place CBS. ABC was a distant third, edging NBC. The WB was fifth, better than UPN.

These were the Top5 shows of the night.

1. American Idol FOX

2. House FOX

3. Amazing Race CBS

4. Judging Amy CBS

5. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC

Source: Zap2it.com

Among adults 18-49: There

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CBS comfortably beat second-place FOX. NBC was third, followed by ABC. The WB was good for fifth, while UPN trailed.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. CSI: Miami CBS

2. Two and a Half Men CBS

3. Everybody Loves Raymond CBS

4. Fear Factor NBC

5. 24 FOX

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49: NBC aired

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Overnight Ratings - Although one look at the ratings for Fox and you know American Idol is in the mix, let's not forget House, which has morphed into a bona fide hit. House at 9 p.m. won the hour in the overnights, viewers and among adults 18-49. Retention for House out of American Idol was a noteworthy 77 percent in the overnights, which is considerably better than former occupant 24.

Despite the Fox Tuesday juggernaut, CBS is worthy of accolades as well with its second-place combination of NCIS and The Amazing Race 7.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. American Idol FOX

2. House FOX

3. NCIS CBS

4. Law & Order: SVU NBC

5. The Amazing Race 7 CBS

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49:

Source:medialifemagazine.com

On the Air Tonight:

Primetime Programming Options

ABC - Lost, Alias, Eyes

CBS - 60 Minutes, King of Queens, Yes Dear, CSI New York

FOX - The Simple Life, Stacked [p], American Idol

-The Scoop on Stacked:

Former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson plays a party girl (not much of a stretch, I guess) who tries to clean up her act by accepting a job at a family run bookstore. Also featured are Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray) and former Taxi star Christopher Lloyd.

NBC - Dateline, Revelations [p], Law & Order

-The Scoop on Revelations:

Bill Pullman heads to the small screen as Dr. Richard Massey, a troubled Harvard professor who teams up with a nun (Natascha McElhone) to prevent Armageddon and investigate whether what's told in the Book of Revelations is true. As ambitious as this drama sounds, the confusing subject matter (and a one-hour edition of Fox's competing American Idol tonight) is likely to keep the average TV viewer elsewhere.

UPN - America's Next Top Model, Kevin Hill

WB - Smallville, Jack & Bobby

TELE - Amarte Asi (7p), Los Platedos, La Ley del Silencio

UNIV - Apuesta por un Amor, La Madrastra, Don Francisco Presenta

[p] = Premier [r] = Rerun [f] = Finale [oto] = One Time Only

Season Finale Dates: CBS

April 22: Joan of Arcadia at 8p

April 25: Listen Up at 830p

April 29: JAG at 9p - series finale

May 3: Judging Amy at 10p

May 10: The Amazing Race 7 at 9p

May 13: NUMB3RS at 10p

May 15: Survivor at 8p

May 16: Everybody Loves Raymond at 9p - series finale

May 18: King of Queens at 9p

May 18: Yes Dear at 930p

May 18: CSI: NY at 10p

May 19: CSI at 9p

May 19: Without a Trace at 10p

May 22: Cold Case at 8p

May 23: Still Standing at 8p

May 23: 2-1/2 Men at 9p

May 23: CSI: Miami at 10p

May 24: NCIS at 8p

Season Finale Dates: ABC

April 26: Rodney at 930p

May 2: Supernanny at 10p

May 16: The Bachelor at 8p

May 17: My Wife at Kids at 8p (40m ep)

May 17: George Lopez at 840p (40m ep)

May 17: According to Jim at 920p (40m ep)

May 22: Desperate Housewives at 9p

May 22: Grey's Anatomy at 10p

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OVERNIGHT TV RESULTS - TOTAL AUDIENCE HOUSEHOLDS

Overnight Ratings - FOX and NBC, which got strong ratings from the premiere of "Revelations," duked it out for the top spot in Wednesday's ratings, while ABC was lost without "Lost."

NBC narrowly won the night among households, beating FOX, 15.6 million to 14.3 million). CBS was third, followed closely by ABC. UPN came forth and The WB was last.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. American Idol FOX

2. Law & Order NBC

3. Revelations NBC

4. Dateline NBC

5. CSI: NY CBS

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49: Did NBC make a deal with the devil?

The new six-episode end-of-days miniseries

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'Revelations' books NBC for 6-month high

The premiere of "Revelations" was spiritually nourishing for NBC on Wednesday, giving the peacock its highest marks in the 9 p.m. hour in six months despite heightened competition from an hourlong edition of Fox's "American Idol." Meanwhile, Fox got its new Pamela Anderson comedy "Stacked" off to a respectable start. UPN also had a big night with "America's Next Top Model."

"Revelations," a limited-run series that aims to tap into the interest in "Da Vinci Code"-esque fare by revolving around a Harvard professor and a nun who team up to search for signs of the apocalypse, delivered 15.6 million viewers and a 5.2 rating/13 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research.

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'Today' tops; 'Early,' 'GMA' gain ground

NEW YORK -- A two-continent battle of the network morning shows left NBC's "Today" the winner, but ABC's "Good Morning America" and CBS' "The Early Show" have made up ground. In a week that started Monday with "Today" co-host Matt Lauer and "GMA" co-host Charlie Gibson reporting live from Rome, "Today" averaged 5.7 million total viewers and 2.8 million adults 25-54. "GMA" was in second place with 5.3 million viewers, including 2.6 million in adults 25-54.

"The Early Show" averaged 2.8 million viewers, including 1.2 million viewers in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen Media Research data released Thursday. It was "Today's" 487th week in first place. Yet "GMA" has made some inroads, with a win last Monday (5.61 million viewers compared with 5.49 million for "Today"). ABC said the week's gap was the smallest since Feb. 7 in total viewers and, in adults 25-54, the 210,000 was the smallest since April 22, 1996. "The Early Show" was up 4% in total viewers in a season where it's been the best against "Today" in nine years, the network said.

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Overnight Ratings - A fairly typical night of TV on Friday saw NBC rise to the top of the ratings, thanks to "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."

NBC topped CBS. ABC finished third, followed by FOX. The WB was fifth, and UPN trailed.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. Trial by Jury NBC

2. Numb3rs CBS

3. JAG CBS

4. Dateline NBC

5. Third Watch, NBC

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49: Among adults 18-49, NBC was good enough to grab the top spot. CBS took second, with FOX edging out ABC, for third. The WB squeaked ahead of UPN.

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OVERNIGHT TV RESULTS - TOTAL AUDIENCE HOUSEHOLDS

Overnight Ratings - "Desperate Housewives" stayed strong, midseason sensation "Grey's Anatomy" continued to build and the two first-year dramas helped ABC crush the ratings competition on Sunday night.

Overall, ABC easily outdistanced second place CBS. NBC was a distant third, beating FOX. The WB held fifth.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. Desperate Housewives ABC

2. Grey's Anatomy ABC

3. 60 Minutes CBS

4. Cold Case CBS

5. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49: Fox

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Season Finale Dates: CBS

April 22: Joan of Arcadia at 8p

April 25: Listen Up at 830p

April 29: JAG at 9p - series finale

May 3: Judging Amy at 10p

May 10: The Amazing Race 7 at 9p

May 13: NUMB3RS at 10p

May 15: Survivor at 8p

May 16: Everybody Loves Raymond at 9p - series finale

May 18: King of Queens at 9p

May 18: Yes Dear at 930p

May 18: CSI: NY at 10p

May 19: CSI at 9p

May 19: Without a Trace at 10p

May 22: Cold Case at 8p

May 23: Still Standing at 8p

May 23: 2-1/2 Men at 9p

May 23: CSI: Miami at 10p

May 24: NCIS at 8p

Season Finale Dates: ABC

April 26: Rodney at 930p

May 2: Supernanny at 10p

May 16: The Bachelor at 8p

May 17: My Wife at Kids at 8p (40m ep)

May 17: George Lopez at 840p (40m ep)

May 17: According to Jim at 920p (40m ep)

May 22: Desperate Housewives at 9p

May 22: Grey's Anatomy at 10p

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Overnight Ratings - With Everybody Loves Raymond (an original episode!), Two and a Half Men and CSI: Miami on the menu, CBS scored an easy Monday victory in the overnights.

Second place went to Fox, while third place was a dead even tie between ABC and NBC.

The also-rans included The WB and UPN.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. CSI: Miami CBS

2. Everybody Loves Raymond CBS

3. Two and a Half Men CBS

4. Nanny 911 FOX

5. 24 FOX

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49: CBS aired its first original episode of

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OVERNIGHT TV RESULTS - TOTAL AUDIENCE HOUSEHOLDS

Overnight Ratings - Fox, as usual, owned Tuesday and will continue to do so until the season finale of American Idol at the end of May. American Idol was, of course, the top-rated show of the evening.

Lead-out House, a bona fide hit, followed and was also dominant in the overnights.

Since there is room for more than one hit show in a time period, kudos to CBS

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Dear posters

Is that the only website that revails the ratings? I appricate you guys posting them I just don't know if that is the only site that posts it

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Overnight Ratings -

More solid numbers from "Revelations" and "Law & Order" helped NBC grab a share of the ratings title Wednesday, although FOX led among younger viewers.

NBC beating FOX (the latter led in total viewers). CBS finished third, edging out ABC. UPN was fifth, ahead of The WB.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. American Idol FOX

2. Law & Order NBC

3. Revelations NBC

4. Lost ABC

5. CSI: NY CBS

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49: Last week, for part one of NBC

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Dear posters

Is that the only website that revails the ratings? I appricate you guys posting them I just don't know if that is the only site that posts it

Probably not, why don't you google TV ratings and see what you can find. Or check TV Guide's site.

I really like to see the demographic breakdown that this source does, personally. Thanks Salterpath!

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Overnight Ratings -

The return of "ER" to original episodes helped NBC become a little more competitive in Thursday's ratings, but the night still belonged to CBS.

The Eye network left NBC a fairly distant second. There was another big dropoff to ABC, which edged FOX for third (FOX had more total viewers, however). UPN good for fifth, while The WB came in last.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. CSI CBS

2. Survivor: Palau CBS

3. Without a Trace CBS

4. ER NBC

5. The Apprentice NBC

Source: mediaweek.com

Among adults 18-49: CBS also led in the ad-friendly adults 18-49 demographic. NBC was a solid second. FOX took third, beating UPN and ABC. The WB trailed.

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Overnight Ratings -

CBS came up with slightly better "Numb3rs" than NBC on Friday to win the overall ratings title, although NBC came out on top in its favorite demographic.

For the night, CBS was slightly better than NBC. ABC took third, while FOX came in fourth. The WB was good for fifth, just beating UPN.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. Numb3rs CBS

2. Law & Order: Trial by Jury NBC

3. JAG CBS

4. 20/20 ABC

5. Dateline NBC

Among adults 18-49: NBC led a tightly bunched field in the adults 18-49 demo in primetime. CBS was second, followed by ABC and FOX. The WB beat UPN.

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OVERNIGHT TV RESULTS - TOTAL AUDIENCE HOUSEHOLDS

Overnight Ratings - April is the cruelest month, and Saturday offers the cruelest ratings. CBS came in No. 1 among households. FOX was second, followed by NBC and ABC.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. Law & Order NBC

2. Cold Case CBS

3. 48 Hours Mystery CBS

4. Nextel Cup Subway Fresh 500 FOX

5. NCIS CBS

Source: zap2it.com

Among adults 18-49: Among 18 to 49-year-olds, FOX was king. ABC and NBC tied for second place, while CBS came in last.

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Overnight Ratings -

It turns out that that buzz you may have heard on Sunday night wasn't coming from CBS' "Locusts" at all. The buggy disaster flick did respectable numbers, but couldn't compete with ABC's late evening strength, as viewers even flocked to a "Desperate Housewives" clip show.

Overall, ABC placed far in front of second place CBS. NBC wasn't really competitive in third, still better than FOX. The WB, as usual, trailed.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. Desperate Housewives: Dirty Laundry ABC

2. Grey's Anatomy ABC

3. Cold Case CBS

4. 60 Minutes CBS

5. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC

Among adults 18-49: The women of Wisteria Lane certainly can fake it.

ABC

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Overnight Ratings (Monday)-

Even with its biggest shows in reruns, CBS still wound up on top of the ratings pile Monday. NBC also had a decent night, leading the way among younger viewers.

CBS topped second place NBC. FOX was third, narrowly beating ABC. The WB, back in original episodes, was fifth, while UPN trailed.

These were the Top 5 shows of the night.

1. CSI: Miami CBS

2. Everybody Loves Raymond CBS

3. Two and a Half Men CBS

4. Medium NBC

5. Las Vegas NBC

Among adults 18-49: Among adults 18-49, the demographic advertisers crave, NBC led the way. CBS took second, and FOX was third. ABC placed fourth, followed by, The WB and UPN.

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