Monty Brinton/CBS; Patrick Mcelhenney/Fox; Mike Yarish/Fox
Lynette Rice
November 15, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EST

UPDATED: Why is Whitney still on but Prime Suspect is about to wrap? How can Last Man Standing survive but How to Be a Gentleman can’t?

You’re about to get your answer.

Here is the season-to-date ranking for all the broadcast network shows through Week 8 of the 2011-12 season. Since advertisers (and the networks, whenever it suits them) salivate over adult viewers between the ages of 18-49, we’re listing which shows fared the best (and the worst) in the key demographic.

Note to anyone who ventures past No. 89: It gets pretty depressing from there so tread lightly, CW fans. (And a show that appears in red means it’s been canceled).

1. NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC, 7.9 rating/19 share)

2. Two and a Half Men (CBS, 7.6/18)

3. Modern Family (ABC, 7.3/19)

4. The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 6.0/18)

5. Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick (NBC, 5.8/15)

6. 2 Broke Girls (CBS, 5.5/14)

7. The OT (Fox, 5.3/15)

8. How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 5.1/14)

9. New Girl (Fox, 5.0/13)

9. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 5.0/13)

11. NCIS (CBS, 4.9/14)

12. Mike & Molly (CBS, 4.7/11)

13. Once Upon a Time (ABC, 4.5/11)

13. Criminal Minds (CBS, 4.5/11)

15. X Factor Wednesday (Fox, 4.4/12)

15. X Factor Thursday (Fox, 4.4/12)

17. Football Night in America (NBC, 4.2/11)

17. Glee (Fox, 4.2/12)

17. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 4.2/10)

20. Hawaii 5-0 (4.0/10)

20. Family Guy (Fox, 4.0/9)

22. The Office (NBC, 3.9/10)

22. Rules of Engagement (CBS, 3.9/10)

22. The Simpsons (Fox, 3.9/10)

25. Survivor: South Pacific (CBS, 3.8/11)

26. Suburgatory (ABC, 3.7/10)

26. House (Fox, 3.7/9)

28. Happy Endings (ABC, 3.6/9)

28. Desperate Housewives (ABC, 3.6/8)

28. Terra Nova (Fox, 3.6/9)

28. Revenge (ABC, 3.6/10)

28. Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 3.6/9)

33. Last Man Standing (ABC, 3.5/10)

33. The Middle (ABC, 3.5/10)

35. CSI (CBS, 3.4/9)

35. Hell’s Kitchen Monday (Fox, 3.4/8)

37. The Mentalist (CBS, 3.3/9)

37. Person of Interest (CBS, 3.3/8)

37. Castle (ABC, 3.3/8)

37. Hell’s Kitchen Monday (Fox, 3.3/9)

37. Private Practice (ABC, 3.3/9)

42. Raising Hope (Fox, 3.2/8)

43. The Amazing Race (CBS, 3.1/7)

43. Cleveland (Fox, 3.1/7)

45. Dancing with the Stars Results (ABC, 3.0/8)

47. Bones (Fox, 2.9/7)

47. American Dad (Fox, 2.9/6)

49. Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 2.8/7)

49. How to Be a Gentleman (CBS, 2.8/8)

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