Oscars, red carpetry top last week's TV ratings numbers

February 28th, 2013
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Oscars, red carpetry
top TV viewing week

And the winner is: The Oscars.
Last Sunday’s Academy Awards show on ABC topped the week’s viewership, according to a Nielsen ratings wrap-up ending Feb. 24.
The Oscarcast was No. 1 with 40.4 million.
Also pulling in viewers: three pre-show red carpet coverage shows, one ranking second; another at fifth; and a third at 11th.
The week’s top drama, CBS’ “NCIS,” finished the week at No. 3.
And the week’s leading comedy, CBS’ “Big Bang Theory,” landed at No. 4.
And no, CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” which had a new episode on Feb. 18, was under the radar and not among the week’s top finishers. Then again, neither were CBS’ “The Mentalist,” “Criminal Minds” or “The Good Wife” (the latter two were up against the Oscars).
The week’s top shows, for the ratings week ending Feb. 24, looked like this:

1 — Academy Awards (ABC) ........................40.4 million.
2 — Oscars Red Carpet (ABC, 8 p.m.)...........25.5
3 — “NCIS” (CBS)..........................................21.1
4 — “Big Bang Theory” (CBS)........................17.6
5 — Oscars Red Carpet (ABC, 7:30 p.m.)......16.5
6 — “NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS).......................16.3
7 — “American Idol” (Fox).............................14.4
8 — “Person of Interest” (CBS).......................14.2
9 — “American Idol” (Fox).............................13.7
10 — “Two and a Half Men” (CBS).................13.4
11 — Oscars Red Carpet (ABC, 7 p.m.).........12.4
12 — “Blue Bloods” (CBS).............................11.2
(tie) — “Elementary” (CBS)............................11.2
14 — “Criminal Minds” (CBS)........................10.7
15 — “CSI” (CBS)..........................................10.6
(tie) — “Modern Family” (ABC).....................10.6
17 — “Mike & Molly” (CBS)..........................10.3
18 — “2 Broke Girls” (CBS)..........................10.2
19 — “Castle” (ABC).....................................9.9
20 — “Vegas” (CBS)......................................9.5
(tie) — “CSI: New York” (CBS).......................9.5

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One Response to “Oscars, red carpetry top last week's TV ratings numbers”

  1. hossana:

    HAWAII 5-0 SHOULD JUST DISAPPEAR INTO OBLIVION. IT WAS JUST PURE CRAP!!!