Ratings Round-UpBy Rachel
May 26, 2008 - 6:24 AM
Two season finales got ahead, but a repeat lagged in fourth place.
On Monday, CSI: Miami's season finale pulled in 16.07 million viewers, making it the number one show at 10:00pm. The second half of The Bachelorette's two-hour finale came in second with 7.84 million viewers. In the 18-49 demographic, Miami earned a 4.4 rating/12 share over Bachelorette's 3.0/8.
CSI: New York's season finale was down from it's lead-in Criminal Minds, which earned 12.96 million viewers despite being opposite the season finale of American Idol (which pulled in a whopping 34.18 million viewers in the 9:00pm hour). New York had 11.71 million overall viewers at 10:00pm, beating out the season finale of Law and Order, which had 8.45 million. CSI: NY also beat Law in the 18-49 demo, 3.1/8 to 2.5/7.
A repeat of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation came in fourth on Thursday with 6.53 million viewers and 1.6/4 in the 18-49 demo. Grey's Anatomy came in first with 16.55 million for the first half of its finale and rising from 6.0/16 to 6.6/17 at the half-hour in the crucial demographic. NBC took second place with the final half-hour of Deal or No Deal (10.27 million, 2.5/8) combined with the beginning of Last Comic Standing (5.90 million, 2.4/6). In third place ahead of CSI was So You Think You Can Dance? with 8.60 million viewers and a rating/share of 3.4/10.