Here's a look at Boston's most watched TV shows (week of March 30-April 5.) Of note: NBC's "ER" series finale clocked 349,000 total viewers here, ranking the show at #7. Fox's "American Idol" continues to be a local ratings primetime leader. CBS might as well be called the Criminal Broadcasting Station because of all its crime procedurals locking in the top 15. ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" continues to shine, coming in fifth place with 376,000 total viewers. Fox 25's newcast at 10 p.m. came in #14 last Wednesday, and tied at #27 for its Saturday and Tuesday newscasts. And ABC's new comedy/drama "Castle" made the local list at #24, with 208,000 viewers.
1. FOX25: FOX American Idol (Wed.) 624,000 total viewers]
2. FOX25: FOX American Idol (Tues.) 544,000
3. WBZ:CBS Two and A Half Men 404,000
4. WBZ:CBS The Mentalist 394,000
5. WCVB:ABC Dancing with The Stars 376,000
6. WBZ:CBS Basketball championships (Sat.) 362,000
7. WHDH:NBC ER 349,000
8. WBZ: CBS NCIS 343,000
9. WBZ:CBS 60 Minutes 337,000
10. WBZ:CBS Without A Trace 313,000
11. WBZ:CBS CSI 307,000
12. FOX25:FOX House 306,000
13. WBZ:CBS Rules of Engagement 300,000
14. FOX25: News at 10 p.m. (Wed.) 284,000
14. FOX25: 24 283,000
16. WBZ: CSI: Miami 279,000
source: Nielsen Media Research
compiled by Johnny Diaz, Globe staff
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