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final ratings for the 2007-08 season (09/24/07-05/25/08)
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TOP 20 IN TOTAL VIEWERS (IN MILLIONS)
1. American Idol (Tue.) FOX 28.800
2. American Idol (Wed.) FOX 27.810
3. Dancing With the Stars 5 (Mon.) ABC 21.670
4. Dancing With the Stars 6 (Mon.) ABC 19.630
5. Dancing With the Stars 5 (Tue.) ABC 19.560
6. Dancing With the Stars 6 (Tue.) ABC 18.090
7. House (Tue.) FOX 17.640
8. Desperate Housewives ABC 17.520
9. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS 16.620
10. Grey's Anatomy ABC 15.920
11. Sunday Night Football NBC 15.480
12. Survivor: China CBS 15.180
13. The Moment of Truth FOX 14.660
14. NCIS CBS 14.410
15. House (Mon.) FOX 14.380
16. CSI: Miami CBS 13.910
17. Two and a Half Men CBS 13.680
18. Survivor: Micronesia CBS 13.610
19. Lost ABC 13.170
20. Without a Trace CBS 13.130




So what does all this crap mean? Here's a quick guide to understanding these numbers:
"Grey's Anatomy" (15.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1)
15.36 = "Grey's" total viewers, which indicates 15.36 million viewers in the U.S. watched this broadcast
#2 = "Grey's" total viewers ranking for that night (T denotes a tie)
6.0 = "Grey's" adults 18-49 rating, which indicates 6.0% of all adults 18-49 in the U.S. watched this broadcast
#1 = "Grey's" adults 18-49 ranking for that night (T denotes a tie)
Some other stuff to keep in mind:
· For the 2009-10 season, there are an estimated 292,000,000 people (age 2 and above) in the U.S.
· For the 2009-10 season, there are an estimated 132,000,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 49 in the U.S. so 1% of that equals 1,320,000 people.
· Nielsen Media Research forbids us from displaying ratings in chart form or maintaining regular archives beyond the current week. It sucks, we know.