March Madness has not made its big move in the ratings yet -- although an overrun of Sunday's NCAA Basketball Tournament game helped push CBS's 60 Minutes , which followed it (with an interview with President Obama), into fourth place for the week, behind two episodes of Fox's American Idol and the performance episode of Dancing With The Stars . Otherwise the list of the top-ten remained largely unchanged, with CBS taking five positions, Fox taking two, and ABC, three. NBC's highest-rated show was Law & Order SVU , which came in at No. 22. Overall, CBS won the week with an average 7.1 rating and a 12 share. Fox placed second with a 6.0/10, edging out ABC with a 5.9/10. NBC remained far behind with an average 3.7/6.

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research 1. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 13.7/21; 2. American Idol (Tuesday), Fox, 12.3/19; 3. Dancing With the Stars , ABC, 13.3/20; 4. 60 Minutes , CBS, 10.4/17; 5. NCIS , CBS, 9.8/16; 6. The Mentalist , CBS, 9.8/15; 7. Desperate Housewives , ABC, 9.2/14; 8. Grey's Anatomy , ABC, 9.8/15; 9. Two and a Half Men , CBS, 8.5/13; 10. Criminal Minds , CBS, 8.6/13.

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