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Ratings: How every broadcast show ranked this season

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From Fox’s American Idol to The CW’s Shedding for the Wedding, here’s how all the broadcast shows of the 2010-11 season performed in the all-important adults 18-49 demo (and this includes the first seven days of DVR viewing after a show’s premiere). Climbers on the chart include ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and Modern Family, while some of the notable declines include CBS’ Undercover Boss, Fox’s House and ABC’s Desperate Housewives. NBC’s The Voice is the highest-rated new show followed by CBS’ Mike & Molly. CBS’ $#*! My Dad Says ranks as the highest-rated cancelled show, while ABC’s Shark Tank is the lowest-rated renewed entertainment show among the Big 4 networks. Here’s your big list:

 RANK  SHOW  NET  RATE
1 AMERICAN IDOL – WED FOX 8.8
2 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 8.0
3 AMERICAN IDOL – THU FOX 7.7
4 NFL SUNDAY PRE-KICK NBC 5.6
THE VOICE NBC 5.6
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 4.8
MODERN FAMILY ABC 4.8
8 NFL THE OT FOX 4.6
9 BIG BANG THEORY CBS 4.4
10 SURVIVOR:NICARAGUA CBS 4.3
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC 4.3
12 NCIS CBS 4.2
13 THE OFFICE NBC 4.0
TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 4.0
GLEE FOX 4.0
16 FAMILY GUY FOX 3.9
HOUSE FOX 3.9
18 FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA NBC 3.8
AMAZING RACE: 17 CBS 3.8
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.8
SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND CBS 3.8
DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS SHOW ABC 3.8
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 3.8
24 NCIS: LA CBS 3.7
25 THE BACHELOR ABC 3.6
26 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER CBS 3.5
BONES FOX 3.5
28 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 3.4
UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS 3.4
30 CSI CBS 3.3
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 3.3
HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 3.3
SIMPSONS FOX 3.3
CELEBRITY APPRENTICE NBC 3.2
THE MENTALIST CBS 3.2
COUGAR TOWN ABC 3.2
BIGGEST LOSER 10 NBC 3.1
BIGGEST LOSER 11 NBC 3.1
$#*! MY DAD SAYS CBS 3.1
AMAZING RACE: 18 CBS 3.0
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CBS 3.0
HELL’S KITCHEN-WEDNESDAYS FOX 3.0
CSI MIAMI CBS 2.9
CASTLE ABC 2.9
SECRET MILLIONAIRE ABC 2.9
CLEVELAND SHOW FOX 2.9
PARENTHOOD NBC 2.8
BODY OF PROOF ABC 2.8
MR. SUNSHINE ABC 2.8
PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 2.8
BREAKING IN FOX 2.8
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC 2.7
CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR CBS 2.7
RAISING HOPE FOX 2.7
30 ROCK NBC 2.6
PARKS & RECREATION NBC 2.6
THE GOOD WIFE CBS 2.6
BROTHERS & SISTERS ABC 2.6
MAD LOVE CBS 2.5
V ABC 2.5
THE EVENT NBC 2.4
OUTSOURCED NBC 2.4
60 MINUTES CBS 2.4
THE MIDDLE ABC 2.4
BOB’S BURGERS FOX 2.4
HARRY’S LAW NBC 2.3
EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION ABC 2.3
WIPEOUT – THURSDAYS ABC 2.3
AMERICAN DAD FOX 2.3
FRINGE FOX 2.3
MINUTE TO WIN IT – TUESDAY NBC 2.2
BLUE BLOODS CBS 2.2
DEFENDERS CBS 2.2
OFF THE MAP ABC 2.2
HUMAN TARGET FOX 2.2
LIE TO ME FOX 2.2
LAW & ORDER: LA NBC 2.1
CSI NY CBS 2.1
BETTER WITH YOU ABC 2.1
HAPPY ENDINGS ABC 2.1
THE CHICAGO CODE FOX 2.1
COMMUNITY NBC 2.0
THE CAPE NBC 1.9
CHASE NBC 1.9
CHUCK NBC 1.9
NO ORDINARY FAMILY ABC 1.9
MILLION DOLLAR DROP FOX 1.9
MEDIUM CBS 1.8
KITCHEN NIGHTMARES FOX 1.8
RUNNING WILDE FOX 1.8
THE APPRENTICE (FALL) NBC 1.7
AMER FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC 1.7
DETROIT 187 ABC 1.7
AMERICAS MOST WANTED FOX 1.7
COPS-SAT 8:30P FOX 1.7
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL 15 CW 1.7
PERFECT COUPLES NBC 1.6
UNDERCOVERS NBC 1.6
20/20-FRIDAY ABC 1.6
MY GENERATION ABC 1.6
COPS-SAT 8P FOX 1.6
AMERICA’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT NBC 1.5
DATELINE-FRIDAY NBC 1.5
PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO ABC 1.5
THE WHOLE TRUTH ABC 1.5
LONE STAR FOX 1.5
TRAFFIC LIGHT FOX 1.5
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE NBC 1.4
JAMIE OLIVER’S FOOD REVOLUTION ABC 1.4
SHARK TANK ABC 1.4
VAMPIRE DIARIES CW 1.4
MINUTE TO WIN IT-WED 8P NBC 1.3
OUTLAW NBC 1.3
48 HOURS MYSTERY CBS 1.3
LIVE TO DANCE CBS 1.3
SKATING WITH THE STARS ABC 1.3
PAUL REISER SHOW NBC 1.2
CHAOS CBS 1.2
FLASHPOINT CBS 1.2
SUPERNANNY ABC 1.2
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL 16 CW 1.2
SMALLVILLE CW 1.2
SUPERNATURAL CW 1.1
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS NBC 1.0
GOOD GUYS FOX
90210 CW 0.9
GOSSIP GIRL CW 0.9
NIKITA CW 0.9
ONE TREE HILL CW 0.8
SCHOOL PRIDE NBC 0.7
HELLCATS CW 0.7
LIFE UNEXPECTED CW 0.7
SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING CW 0.5

(Note: Average ratings from Sept. 20 to May 22. These are ratings for shows in their regular time periods. Special time-period airings like Glee’s post Super Bowl slot and CBS’ Hawaii Five-0’s special post-Sunday football episode are not included by Nielsen in these averages).

Originally posted May 25 2011 — 1:22 PM EDT

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