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Boston's most watched shows (March 2-8)

Posted by Matthew Gilbert  March 12, 2009 09:58 AM

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American Idol and CBS's line up of comedy and crime dramas topped the list of Boston's most watched shows for the week of March 2-9. Also of note: The Bachelor's finale after show came in 10th with 327,000 for WCVB/ABC. Also of note: Tuesday's Fox25 News at 10 p.m. with Mark Ockerbloom and Maria Stefanos came in at #17 with 268,000 total viewers, tying with Lost and Desperate Housewives.

1. FOX25-FOX American Idol Tues. 637,000 total viewers
2. FOX25-FOX American Idol Wed. 536,000
3. WBZ-CBS Two and A Half Men 496,000
4. FOX25-FOX American Idol (results) 482,000
5. WBZ:CBS CSI 412,000
6. WBZ-CBS 60 Minutes 382,000
7. WBZ-CBS Rules of Engagement 376,000
8. WBZ-CBS The Mentalist 349,000
8. WBZ-CBS NCIS 349,000
10. WBZ-CBS How I Met Your Mother 328,000
10. WCVB-ABC The Bachelor 327,000
12. WBZ-CBS The Big Bang Theory 318,000
13. FOX25-FOX 24 304,000
14. FOX25 Hell's Kitchen 286,000
15. WBZ-CBS CSI: Miami 276,000


source: Nielsen Media Research

compiled by Johnny Diaz, Globe staff, jodiaz@globe.com

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2 comments so far...
  1. question -- is the fox news 268,000 total for the entire hour or just the first half hour...that would be remarkable if that amount of people stayed for the entire hour...

    Posted by AMB March 12, 09 07:43 PM
  1. Hi AMB, that average is for the entire hour, according the report I got. It's for the 10-11 p.m. newscast.

    Posted by Johnny Diaz March 13, 09 10:26 AM
 

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