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Nielsen ratings for the week ending June 1

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 4th 2008 5:44PM

Lost

Here are the weekly TV ratings, by number of viewers.

Um, OK, I had to do a double take (or maybe a triple) when I saw these ratings for Lost. Number 1 for the week?? I knew it would do better since it was the season finale, but the top spot, up 18 spots from last week? That's pretty cool.

The new edition of Password took the number 3 spot. Meanwhile, the number 18 show really kinda baffles me.

1. Lost (ABC)
2. Two and a Half Men (CBS)
3. Million Dollar Password (CBS)

4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. NCIS (CBS)
6. Criminal Minds (CBS)
7. CSI: NY (CBS)
8. So You Think You Can Dance - Thurs (FOX)
9. Hell's Kitchen (FOX)
10. So You Think You Can Dance - Weds (FOX)
11. CSI (CBS)
12. Without A Trace (CBS)
13. Rules of Engagement (CBS)
14. 48 Hours Mystery (CBS)
15. Dateline (NBC)
16. Price Is Right (CBS)
17. Cold Case (CBS)
18. NBC Nightly News (NBC)
19. Moment of Truth (FOX)
20. Law and Ordre: SVU (NBC)

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mike m

lol...the funny things is that NCIS was number 5, and it was a repeat! lol...that show is a ratings juggernaut...The highest rated CBS show next year may well be NCIS...wouldn't THAT be an interesting development? It's the one, and only, procedural that isn't all that procedural, as it comes from that great JAG pedigree...will it be around for 10 years like JAG?

June 05 2008 at 2:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MERVE-THE-PERVE

Did anybody notice there are only 6 reality/game shows in the top-20 this time? Those Nielsen family idiots are getting a little smarter.

June 05 2008 at 12:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paul

"Lost" being #1 for the week isn't at all surprising, given its competition for the week. Its ratings were actually lower than last season's finale.

Still, even if for a week, it's nice to see the show up there at the top!

June 05 2008 at 8:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pete

Did anyone watch Password? Man, it was lame! No more password clues leading to puzzles answers? Where's the fun?? It's now Millionaire crossed with DOND! Oh Rege!!

June 05 2008 at 12:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phish

well duh! not surprising. that week had no Idol, Grey's, House, Desp Housewives etc..

June 04 2008 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill G

Omegaparti!cle is correct. Why was it surprising that Lost was #1?

Here's more broadcast prime-time ratings detail for those interested:

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2008/06/04/nielsen-ratings-weekly-top-20-lost-leads-weak-field/4018

June 04 2008 at 9:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ryan

Because America has time and time again showed that quality TV doesn't necessarily equate strong ratings. Lost is one such rarity.

June 04 2008 at 10:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Geraci

Uhm, wasn't Lost one of the only new non-reality shows on last week on all of broadcast television? Given its regular popularity, it is not surprising that it got number 1.

June 04 2008 at 8:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jmt

The Moment Of Truth, at 19??? They must have made a mistake it should be 91.

It must've been a typo, a typo, a typo
It must've been a typo, it can't be true.

That show is the pits.

June 04 2008 at 7:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim Dorr

Does anyone know the raw numbers it made?

June 04 2008 at 7:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

Good it got #1. If it didn't make top 5 I would've probably thrown something at my TV.

June 04 2008 at 7:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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