Thursday, August 26, 2021

Broadcast & Cable Nielsens: Week Ending August 28, 2005

Below are the Nielsen ratings for the 49th week of the 2004-05 television broadcast season; most reruns are excluded from the list. Final household (HH) ratings, 18-49 ratings, and viewership (in millions) are provided in the first chartThe second chart includes data for cable programs that aired this week.

Broadcast ratings:
ShowNetHH
Rating
18-49
Rating
Viewers
(millions)
60 MINUTESCBS7.4/142.1/710.889
NFL PRESEASON: DAL/SEA-MONABC6.4/113.4/109.714
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCEFOX5.6/93.4/98.577
BIG BROTHER-TUECBS5.4/93.2/97.946
BIG BROTHER-THUCBS5.3/93.0/107.761
DATELINE-FRINBC5.0/91.6/66.738
BRAT CAMPABC4.3/72.3/66.45
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE PRESHOWFOX4.2/82.5/86.40
ROCK STAR-TUECBS4.2/73.0/86.19
PRIMETIME THURSDAYABC4.2/72.2/65.97
ROCK STAR-WEDCBS3.9/62.6/75.77
NFL PRESEASON: DEN/IND-SATCBS3.8/71.8/65.57
TOMMY LEE GOES TO COLLEGE-TUE 9:00PNBC3.7/62.6/75.45
NFL PRESEASON: WAS/PIT-FRIFOX3.4/61.9/75.17
AMERICA'S MOST WANTEDFOX3.6/71.8/65.09
MY KIND OF TOWNCBS3.2/52.0/54.94
WWE SMACKDOWNUPN3.2/51.8/64.78
20/20ABC3.3/61.5/54.63
EAGLES FAREWELL TOUR-SUNNBC2.9/51.3/44.41
60 MINUTES II-FRICBS3.1/61.0/44.33
MEET MISTER MOMNBC3.1/51.5/54.23
THE CUTCBS2.1/40.9/32.88
R U THE GIRLUPN2.0/41.3/42.76

Cable ratings: limited cable ratings info available this week
ShowNETViewers
(millions)
MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDSMTV8.01
MONKUSA5.28
THE CLOSERTNT5.28
WWE ENTERTAINMENTSPIKE4.99
ROMEHBO3.81
THE REAL WORLDMTV3.7
THE 4400USA3.67
FIGHTING THE ODDSLIF3.6
THE DEAD ZONEUSA3.32
EVENING EDITION-SUNWEA3.3
PTERODACTYLSCI-FI3.1
INSIDE 9/11-MONNGO3.0
RESCUE MEFX3.0
MY SUPER SWEET 16MTV2.7
OVER THEREFX2.1
ULTIMATE FIGHTERSPIKE2.1
THE COMEBACKHBO0.900
BEING BOBBY BROWNBRAVO0.701

-Viewership data not available for:
  • Wildfire (ABC Family)
  • Weeds (Showtime)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
  • Stargate SG-1 (Sci-Fi)
  • Stargate Atlantis (Sci-Fi)
  • Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi)
  • Entourage (HBO)
  • Wanted (TNT)

Cable 18-49:
ShowNET18-49
(000s)
2005 Video Music AwardsMTV4879
Sharpie 500TNT3025
WWE EntertainmentSPK2743
WWE EntertainmentSPK2612
2005 MTV VMA Post ShowMTV2450
Real World XVIMTV2208
Falcons/JaguarsESPN2055
MonkUSA2029
Rescue MeFX1989
The CloserTNT1876

-2005 Video Music Awards (MTV) - 3.8/12 adults 18-49 rating/share
-Sharpie 500 (TNT) - 2.3 rating
-2005 VMA Post Show (MTV) - 1.9
-Real World XVI (MTV) - 1.7
-NFL: Falcons/Jaguars (ESPN) - 1.6
-Monk (USA) - 1.6/5
-Rescue Me (FX) - 1.5
-The Closer (TNT) - 1.4
-The 4400 (USA) - 1.4

Weekly Top Kids Ratings:
not available this week


Source: Nielsen Media Research via The Los Angeles Times, CBS Press Express, Media Life Magazine, Variety, TV Tango, and Marc Berman's Programming Insider (MediaWeek)

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