Thanks in large part to a ratings resurgence for the Grammy Awards and the overall strength of its regular programming, CBS remained the most-watched network last week, averaging an 8.8 rating and a 14 share. Fox, whose American Idol took the top two positions on the Nielsen list, placed second with a 7.0/11. ABC followed with a 6.4/10, while NBC trailed with a 5.7/9.
The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research:
1. American Idol (Tuesday), Fox, 18.4/27; 2. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 15.9/23; 3. Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 15.2/22; 4. House, Fox, 14.4/21; 5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS, 13.8/20; 6. Grammy Awards, CBS, 12.1/19; 7. CSI: Miami, CBS, 11.9/19; 8. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 11.2/16; 8. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 11.2/16; 10. Deal or No Deal (Monday), NBC, 10.8/16.