Originally created 03/09/06

Prime-Time Nielsen ratings



Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for Feb. 27-Mar. 5. Listings include the week's ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses.

An "X" in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (X) "Academy Awards," ABC, 38.9 million viewers.

2. (1) "American Idol"-Tuesday, Fox, 30.1 million viewers.

3. (2) "American Idol"-Wednesday, Fox, 29.6 million viewers.

4. (3) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 27.8 million viewers.

5. (X) "American Idol"-Thursday, Fox, 26.3 million viewers.

6. (6) "Without a Trace," CBS, 19.8 million viewers.

7. (8) "CSI: Miami," CBS, 18.4 million viewers.

8. (11) "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 17.0 million viewers.

9. (X) "Oscar Countdown 2006," ABC, 17.0 million viewers.

10. (16) "Lost," ABC, 16.4 million viewers.

11. (12) "Survivor: Panama-Exile Island," CBS, 16.1 million viewers.

12. (12) "NCIS," CBS, 15.1 million viewers.

13. (41) "Skating with Celebrities," Fox, 14.1 million viewers.

14. (27) "24," Fox, 13.9 million viewers.

15. (14) "Law and Order: SVU," NBC, 13.8 million viewers.

16. (31) "Courting Alex," CBS, 13.8 million viewers.

17. (18) "CSI: NY," CBS, 13.8 million viewers.

18. (29) "Free Ride," Fox, 13.6 million viewers.

19. (30) "Deal or No Deal"-Monday, NBC, 13.4 million viewers.

20. (24) "ER," NBC, 12.9 million viewers.