And finally, what’s up and what’s not from last weeks TV ratings.

There is a god, that’s all I have to say.  With American Idol out of the way and the onslaught of repeats and summer reality TV shows sliding towards us, I’m happy to report that most of the top-10 shows were scripted shows and most of those came from CBS.  CBS rocks.

Of the top 10, CBS clocked the competition in 9 of the top 10 spots.  Oddly, 8 of the top 10 were repeats.

Despite the rankings, viewership plummeted.  The week before last, American Idol snagged almost 25 million viewers, whereas the No 1 ranked show last week, a repeat of NCIS, drew in a mere 12.5 million viewers.

In fact, as summer starts up, last week the top 10 ranked shows tallied up to 101.8 million viewers as opposed to the week prior where the top 10 shows drew in a total of 171.4 million.  It’s not hard to see why networks dole out reality TV.

No 1 shows for each network were NCIS for CBS at No. 1 (12.5 million viewers) in the charts, Fox slid into 9th with So You Think You Can Dance (9.2 mil), ABC’s Wipeout settled in at 12th (8.7 mil), NBC had Medium lead their viewing charge (7.9 mil) in 14th and bringing up the list of networks is the ill-supported return of Reaper for The CW, with 2.1 million fans tuning in.

Some shows premiered last week and did so with little ratings fanfare.  Wipeout at 12th, So You Think You Can Dance in 13th, Fox’s Mental at 30th, The Goode Family at 52nd and a few others.

Of course nothing says “Most Popular” or “Most Beloved” like a show coming in dead last in the ratings; repeats of Jericho pulled just over half a million viewers.  Thanks for advertising you’re even broadcasting it, CW.  Oh… did that snark slip out?  Sorry.

Here’s the ratings chart for the week:

Rank – Show (Network) -Viewers In The Millions
1 – NCIS R (CBS #1) – 12.463
2 – The Mentalist R (CBS #2) – 12.357
3 – G Strait Special (CBS) – 10.628
4 – CSI R (CBS) – 9.976
5 – Without A Trace R (CBS) – 9.71
6 – NCIS Thursday 8pm R (CBS) – 9.636
7 – Without A Trace R (CBS) – 9.57
8 – Two And A Half Men R (CBS) – 9.268
9 – So You Think Can Dance-Thu (FOX #1) – 9.151
10 – Criminal Minds R (CBS) – 8.927
11 – 60 Minutes R (CBS) – 8.775
12 – Wipeout P (ABC #1) – 8.706
13 – So You Think Cn Dance-Wed P (FOX) – 8.705
14 – Medium (NBC #1) – 7.858
15 – CSI: Miami – R (CBS) – 7.758
16 – Cold Case R (CBS) – 7.707
19 – Law & Order:SVU – Wed R (NBC) – 6.76
22 – Law And Order:SVU R (NBC) – 6.455
24 – Law And Order R (NBC) – 6.406
25 – Scripps Natl Spelling Bee(S) S (ABC #2) – 6.053
26 – Bachelorette Sp-5/25, The(S) S (ABC) – 5.99
27 – 48 Hours Mystery R (CBS) – 5.949
30 – Mental P (FOX) – 5.761
31 – The Unit R (CBS) – 5.697
32 – Bones – Memorial Day R (FOX) – 5.486
33 – NHL Stanley Cup Fnl #2 S (NBC) – 5.386
37 – Law & Order:CI – Wed (NBC) – 5.144
41 – House – Memorial Day R (FOX) – 4.798
46 – NHL Stanley Cup Fnl #1 S (NBC) – 4.359
47 – House – Tue P (FOX) – 4.253
49 – The Unusuals (ABC) – 3.879
51 – Grey’s Anatomy R (ABC) – 3.659
52 – Goode Family, The P (ABC) – 3.653
54 – Office R (NBC) – 3.589
57 – Don’T Forget The Lyrics (FOX) – 3.421
58 – My Name Is Earl R (NBC) – 3.372
64 – 30 Rock R (NBC) – 3.111
67 – Surviving Suburbia P (ABC) – 2.76
68 – Desperate Housewives R (ABC) – 2.688
71 – Brothers & Sisters R (ABC) – 2.53
73 – Pushing Daisies S (ABC) – 2.32
76 – Reaper (CW #1) – 2.139
77 – Hitched Or Ditched P (CW) – 1.428
78 – Supernatural R (CW) – 1.41
79 – Smallville R (CW) – 1.353
86 – One Tree Hill R (CW) – 0.972
88 – Jericho R (CW) – 0.565

Thanks for coming by gang.  If there’s anything TV related you want to discuss, let ‘er rip in the comments!  I will be watching.

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