Ratings


Ratings: America's Got Great Numbers, Dave Tops Conan

America's Got Talent

Some recent ratings highlights:

America's Got Talent on Tuesday tallied an audience of 11.3 million total viewers — a drop of 12 percent from its previous premiere, but still the night's most watched program. Its second outing dipped 8 percent, to 10.39 mil.

• ABC's The Superstars opened to a not-entirely-super 4.34 mil on Tuesday. In turn, the (thankfully) already-renewed Better Off Ted only managed 1.87 mil.

Take a quiz on reality competition shows

• On Wednesday, ABC's Wipeout scored 7.7 mil, topping So You Think You Can Dance in the 8 o'clock hour. All told, Fox's Dance averaged ... read more

Ratings: Jon & Kate's Split Is a Record-Breaking Hit, and More

Jon & Kate Plus 8

Some recent ratings highlights:

Jon & Kate plus their big announcement on Monday drew a whopping audience of 10.6 million total viewers — setting a new all-time high for not only the hiatus-bound series but for TLC as a whole. Week-to-week, the series enjoyed a 365 percent gain.

I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! delivered its smallest Monday audience to date, just 4.3 mil. It all ends Wednesday!

• The Season 2 launch of The Secret Life of the American Teenager spoke to 4.7 million viewers, making it the ABC Family series' most-watched ... read more

Ratings: True Blood Vamps Up, Jon & Kate Not Great

Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, True Blood

Some recent ratings highlights:

• Sunday night's Season 2 premiere of True Blood drew 3.7 million total viewers, HBO's best audience for a piece of original programming since The Sopranos' June 2007 sign-off. True Blood's numbers represent a 157 percent increase over its series debut, and a 51 percent gain over the first season's finale. 

Jon & Kate this Monday welcomed a mere 2.9 mil into their tense little home. That marks a week-to-week drop of 33 percent and a whopping 70 percent plunge from the heralded season premiere.

• In Week 2, The Closer ... read more

Ratings for Daisies' Swan Song, NBA Finals Finale and More

Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies

Recapping some recent ratings highlights:

• On Saturday night, NBC's Kings returned to an audience of 1.59 million total viewers, CBS' Harper's Island (3.17 mil) dropped 12 percent, and the series finale of ABC's Pushing Daisies delivered 2.24 mil. Coming this Saturday: The first of the last Eli Stone episodes!

• ABC's coverage of Sunday's NBA Finals drew 10.12 million viewers, the biggest audience for a Game 5 since 2004. On average, this year's Magic-Lakers series retained 95 percent of 2008's Celtics-Lakers finals.

• The CW's timely broadcast of the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three scored 2.15 mil.

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com. Also, follow TV Guide on Twitter. read more

Ratings: Think You Can Dancers Get Hotter

So You Think You Can Dance

Thursday's ratings rundown:

8 pm/ET
ABC's coverage of the NBA Finals, led by a Jimmy Kimmel special, was the night's most-watched fare, averaging 11.3 million total viewers across primetime. I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, down 100K week-to-week, placed third behind a Bones repeat.

9 pm
Fox's So You Think You Can Dance results show (8.7 million viewers) gained 6 percent week-to-week to edge out a CSI repeat and claim second. Pitted against NBA overtime on the West Coast, Burn Notice (5.2 mil) was down from its season premiere.

10 pm
Episode 3 of NBC's The Listener (4.4 mil) plunged 17 percent, placing a distant third behind basketball and a Mentalist repeat. USA Network's Royal Pains matched its premiere audience of 5.6 million and became the cabler's first scripted series to grow its demos in Week 2.

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com. Also, follow TV Guide on Twitter.

read more

Ratings: Is I'm a Celebrity Suffering a Lack of Speidi Bite?

I'm a Celebrity's Janice Dickinson, Daniel Baldwin and Lou Diamond Phillips

Wednesday's ratings recap:

• For the first time in three weeks of head-to-head competition, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance toppled ABC's (special double dose of) Wipeout, 8.7 million total viewers to 8.42 mil.  

I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, now sans drama magnets Spencer and Heidi Pratt, welcomed 4.6 mil to the jungle. That's a drop of 600K from the survivors' last outing, and the show is now off a full 28 percent from its season premiere.

• At 10 pm/ET, the penultimate episode of ABC's The Unusuals drew 4.67 million viewers, placing third behind CSI: NY and Law & Order repeats.

Crave scoop on your favorite TV shows, from this summer or the upcoming fall season? E-mail senior editors Matt, Mickey and Tim at mega_scoop@tvguide.com. Also, follow TV Guide on Twitter. read more

Ratings: One Week Into Battle, Dave Tops Conan's Tonight Show

David Letterman, Conan O'Brien

On their seventh day of head-to-head competition, David Letterman's Late Show squeaked past Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show, though by a slim margin — one half of a rating point. 

Still, Letterman's latest performance represents a 13 percent week-to-week gain, while Conan has dropped 42 percent since his Tonight Show debut.

The Tonight Show's numbers, in fact, have declined every night since O'Brien ... read more

Ratings for The Bachelorette, The Closer and More

The Bachelorette is looking good.

Some recent ratings highlights:

• With I'm a Celebrity waning, The Bachelorette surged 13 percent week-to-week on Monday night to average 7.2 million total viewers over its two-hour run. Here Come the Newlyweds (4.77 mil), however, dipped 5 percent. 

The Closer returned to an audience of 7.14 million, slipping just 8 percent from its Season 4 opener. Raising the Bar in turn kicked off its sophomore run with an audience nearly double (3.6 mil) its Season 1 finale. 

I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! delivered 5.19 mil, which was on par with its most recent outing but down ... read more

Ratings: Neil Patrick Harris' Tonys Gig Is a Winner

The Tony Awards

CBS' broadcast of the 63rd annual Tony Awards, hosted by How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris, averaged 7.45 million total viewers on Sunday. That represents a 19 percent bump from last year's show, and the most-watched Tonys since 2006.

read more

Ratings: ABC Shoots and Scores, Burn Notice Burns Hot

The Los Angeles Lakers took Game 1 from the Orlando Magic, 100-75.

Thursday's ratings recap:

8 pm/ET
ABC's coverage of Game 1 of the NBA Finals — which was kicked off by a Jimmy Kimmel special — topped every hour and was the night's most watched program, averaging 9.4 million viewers from 8 to 11 pm.

In the 8 o'clock hour, NBC's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! placed fourth (behind repeats of Bones and CBS comedies) with 5.18 mil. That is, however, an 8 percent gain from the night prior. Speidi wants to take credit for ... read more

My Watchlist

On TV

Editors' Picks

9:00PM | HBOe
8:00PM | ABC
10:00PM | AMC

Full Episodes

Find a TV Show

See more »

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular