The Fall TV season is in full swing; who’s winning the ratings in Phoenix?

The primetime TV wars are back with new shows on every network and returning favorites like Glee, Modern Family, NCIS and Dancing With The Stars.  Here’s a look at the top ten national ratings for last week (adults 18-49):

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net Rating
1 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL   NBC 7.3
2 GLEE P FOX 5.6
3 GREY’S ANATOMY P ABC 5.4
4 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK   NBC 5.2
5 MODERN FAMILY P ABC 5.1
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS P ABC 5.1
7 TWO AND A HALF MEN P CBS 4.9
8 BIG BANG THEORY, THE P CBS 4.9
9 FAMILY GUY P FOX 4.5
10 OFFICE P NBC 4.4

Now let’s take a look at how Phoenix DMA viewers compare to national ratings (based on ratings from Neilson for week ending 9/26) for each day last week (listed as “rating / market share” source: Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company)

Sunday

  • CBS 5 scored big Sunday afternoon with NFL Sunday Football (Cards/Raiders), landing a whopping 18.8 rating with 53 share
  • Desperate Housewives led primetime on ABC 15 (6.2/13)
  • The Simpsons on FOX 10 (4.5/10)
  • The Amazing Race on CBS 5 (4.1/11)

Monday

  • Dancing with the Stars on ABC 15 led with 7.8/16
  • CBS 5 did well with Two And A Half Men (5.9/12) and Hawaii 5-0 (5.4/16)
  • House on FOX 10 (5.4/11) was fourth
  • The Event on NBC 12 (4/8) landed last

Tuesday

  • Glee led primetime on FOX 10 with 6.7/17
  • NCIS on CBS 5 and Dancing With The Stars (results show) on ABC 15 were neck-and-neck, both pulling 5.2/13

Wednesday

  • In a surprising contrast to national ratings, Hells Kitchen on FOX 10 (5/13) beat out Survivor on CBS 5 (4.5/12)
  • Criminal Minds on CBS 5 was third with 4.9/12
  • A special two-hour Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC 12 came in fourth with 3.6/9

Thursday

  • The Big Bang Theory on CBS 5 led with 6.4/17
  • NBC 12 follows with The Office netting 4.3/10, followed by 30 Rock with 2.5/6 and The Apprentice with 2.3/6

In my next blog we’ll take a look at ratings for local news programs… stay tuned. In the meantime, I’d like to know what shows you are watching – please comment below!

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