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I’m Out of the Loop Here…

Well, I checked out last week’s Nielsen’s ratings, thanks to zap2it.com, and it would seem that I’m missing out on the so-called “popular” shows. It may be because I have little tolerance for reality television, but there also seem to be a lot of scripted shows out there that I’m missing out on… I think I’m out of the loop.

Listed below are the ratings.

1

DANCING W/THE STARS-MON

ABC

Mon

8:00 PM

12.8/19.0

14,386,000

19,623,000

2

CSI

CBS

Thu

9:00 PM

12.4/19.0

13,981,000

19,794,000

3

GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM

ABC

Thu

9:00 PM

12.3/19.0

13,847,000

19,036,000

4

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

ABC

Sun

9:00 PM

11.8/18.0

13,365,000

18,892,000

5

60 MINUTES

CBS

Sun

7:52 PM

11.3/17.0

12,690,000

17,227,000

6

HOUSE

FOX

Tue

9:00 PM

10.8/16.0

12,177,000

18,033,000

7

DANCING W/STARS RESULT-TU

ABC

Tue

9:00 PM

10.7/16.0

12,072,000

16,362,000

8

NCIS

CBS

Tue

8:00 PM

10.4/17.0

11,726,000

16,357,000

9

CSI: MIAMI

CBS

Mon

10:00 PM

9.6/15.0

10,875,000

14,452,000

10

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

Wed

9:00 PM

9.3/14.0

10,480,000

14,554,000

11

COLD CASE

CBS

Sun

9:22 PM

9.1/14.0

10,258,000

13,876,000

12

WITHOUT A TRACE

CBS

Thu

10:01 PM

8.9/15.0

9,999,000

13,616,000

13

CSI: NY

CBS

Wed

10:00 PM

8.8/15.0

9,873,000

13,431,000

14

SURVIVOR: CHINA

CBS

Thu

8:00 PM

8.6/14.0

9,734,000

14,222,000

15

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

Tue

10:00 PM

8.4/14.0

9,432,000

12,303,000

16

BROTHERS & SISTERS

ABC

Sun

10:01 PM

8.2/14.0

9,306,000

12,514,000

16

PRIVATE PRACTICE

ABC

Wed

9:00 PM

8.2/13.0

9,296,000

12,420,000

18

TWO AND A HALF MEN

CBS

Mon

9:00 PM

8.1/12.0

9,176,000

13,016,000

19

DEAL OR NO DEAL-WED

NBC

Wed

8:00 PM

8.0/13.0

8,999,000

12,575,000

20

EXTREME MAKEOVER:HOME ED.

ABC

Sun

8:00 PM

7.3/11.0

8,256,000

12,227,000

Chart by zap2it.com; Ratings information by Nielsen Media

Among the Top Twenty shows, I have no use for Dancing with the Stars (though my family watches it religiously), I watch CSI casually because of my sister; I keep up with Grey’s Anatomy from a distance; I can no longer stand Desperate Housewives, though I totally respect the talented actresses; I watch 60 Minutes out of a desire to be “informed;” I respect House for its uniqueness; I am ambivalent towards NCIS, for it was a spin-off of my beloved JAG; CSI: Miami is somewhat ‘meh’… I could go on and on.

I guess I’m just concerned that I’ve been completely off-base when it comes to “Quality Television.” I don’t mind straying from the crowd and not following the status quo, but I do wonder if perhaps I should rethink my standards, and maybe give some of these hit shows a chance.

 

Photo by ABC

It’s still interesting that there are no new, huge hits, yet none of the currents series have been cancelled. Then again, there’s still time for some series to hit the chopping block. I’m still (patiently) waiting for the relatively controversial Cavemen to get the axe — no offense to the talented ape-boys who play the insightful title characters. I just don’t see the point.

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