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‘Idol,’ ‘NCIS’ dominate TV ratings, Kesha tops Atlanta radio

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Fox’s “American Idol” is still tops but its margin of victory has narrowed over time with ratings down about 5 percent year over year. In fact, its Thursday results show, with 19.3 million viewers was less than that of CBS’s hit drama “NCIS.”

“Idol” drew 571,000 (a season low) to 731,000 last week in Atlanta. Nielsen each week provides me the top 30 primetime shows in Atlanta each week and for some reason, “NCIS” does not show up, although several other CBS dramas do. I have to think that was an inadvertent omission.

Fox’s “Human Target,” which ranked 36th nationally among broadcast shows, came in top 5 in Atlanta with 299,000 viewers (and 7.8 million nationally.)

CBS’s “Big Bang Theory,” which has shown incredible growth this season in its 9:30 p.m. Monday slot, hit another series high of 16.32 million viewers. (It seldom makes the top 30 in Atlanta but did so this week, ranking No. 28 at 209,000 viewers.)

NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” which features former Atlantan Bill Goldberg, Sunday opened at 8.3 million viewers Sunday, down from 8.8 million a year ago. (It opened at 223,000 in Atlanta.) Fox’s new sitcom “Sons of Tucson” opened at a rather soft 4.5 million.

While NBC’s ratings are way up now that Jay Leno is gone at 10 p.m., “The Marriage Ref” does not appear to be the next “Seinfeld,” despite Jerry Seinfeld’s connection. The show slipped to 6.1 million from 7.7 million a week earlier in its time-slot debut. Speaking of Leno, in his second week back from Monday to Thursday, he drew 4.3 million viewers his second week vs. Letterman’s 4 million. That’s below Leno’s average before he left the show last year.

The season (and possibly series) finale of “Numb3rs” on CBS last Friday finished at a season high 8.3 million. That’s far below its peak numbers but the show did finish with a respectable five-season run.

The two specials celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour on CMT pulled in huge numbers (relatively speaking) for the network: 1.2 to 1.3 million viewers last Saturday.

History Channel hit a network record with “Pawn Stars” March 8 with 5.8 million viewers.

BET’s “The Michael Vick Project” rebounded from a season low of 631,000 March 2 to 777,000 on March 9.

The new Jessica Simpson VH1 reality show “The Price of Beauty” opened with a bit of a thud at about one million viewers this past Monday. That’s a far cry from the numbers she got with “Newlyweds” five years ago on MTV.

Lifetime’s “Project Runway” had a typical week with 2.5 million viewers. Atlanta’s Anthony Williams has survived, halfway through the competition.

MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” hit a season low of 1.5 million viewers last Thursday. Jungle Boogie from Stone Mountain just barely held on last week.

TruTV does not have a hit with NFL’s “Full Contact.” It ended its first season with a relatively anemic 643,000 viewers, half the number who watched the opener. Ditto with MTV’s “The Buried Life,’ which closed out season one with a so-so 983,000 viewers.

Spike TV’s “Players,” a comedy which features former Atlantan Danielle Schneider,  debuted quietly with 420,000 viewers March 8. (A repeat later in the week did better.) That ranked about 92nd among all shows on Spike last week.

HBO’s miniseries “The Pacific” opened at a solid 4 million viewers Sunday. E!’s second-season opener of “Kendra” the same night drew a relatively good 2.5 million viewers, comparable to the season finale of ABC Family’s “Make It Or Break It” the prior Monday. Oxygen’s latest season of “Bad Girl’s Club” closed last week at a passable 1.7 million viewers. The new CW show “High Society” had a modest 1.2 million viewership opening. TV Land’s new “First Love, Second Change” came in at an even smaller 493,000 viewers. VH1’s second-season “Sober House” debuted at 872,000 viewers.

Top 20 shows in Atlanta prime time, week of March 8
1. American Idol, Fox, 3/9 731,000
2. American Idol, Fox 3/10 619,000
3. American Idol, Fox, 3/11 571,000
4. Desperate Housewives, ABC, 3/14 412,000
5. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC, 3/11 362,000
6. House, Fox, 3/8, 326,000
7. Jason’s Wedding/Bachelor, 3/10 313,000
8. Human Target, Fox 3/10 299,000
9. 24, Fox 3/8 295,000
10. Mentalist, CBS 3/11 288,000
11. Fox 5 News @ 10, 3/10 275,000
12. Extreme Makeover Home Edition, ABC, 3/14, 272,000
13. Private Practice, CBS, 3/11 269,000
14. Criminal Minds, CBS, 3/10 269,000
15. CSI, CBS, 3/11 258,000
16. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 3/8 250,000
17. Undercover Boss, CBS 3/14 248,000
18. Lost, ABC, 3/9 244,000
19. CSI: Miami, CBS, 3/8 239,000
20. Hannah Montana, Disney 3/14 235,000
Source: Nielsen Media

Top 10 Atlanta most played songs of the week
1. Kesha – Tik Tok 247 (+40)
2. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance 215 (+19)
3. Ludacris – How Low 214 (+21)
4. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now 200 (+10)
5. Timbaland – Say Something 199 (+3)
5. Young Money – Bedrock 199 (+10)
7. Trey Songz – Say Aah – 179 (-18)
8. David Guetta – Sexy Chick 165 (+21)
9. Orianthi – According to You 148 (+11)
10. Iyaz – Replay 139 (same as week earlier)
SOURCE: Mediabase 24/7

Top 5 songs of the week on various urban and rock stations in Atlanta (next week: country and pop)

V-103
1. Monica – Everything To Me
2. Timbaland – Say Something (w/ Drake)
3. Jay-Z – On the Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz)
4. Trey Songz – Neighbors Know My Name
5. Usher – Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home) (w/Plies)

Hot 107.9
1. Ludacris & Shawwna – How Low
2. Timbaland – Say Something
3. Trey Songz – Neighbors Know My Name
4. Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy
5. Trey Songz – Say Aah

95.5/The Beat
1. Iyaz – Repaly
2. David Guetta – Sexy Chick
3. Kesha – Tik Tok
4. Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
5. Young Money – Bedrock

Kiss 104.1
1. Switch – They’ll Never Be
2. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
3. The Isley Brothers – For the Love of You
4. Al B. Sure! – Nite & Day
5. Freddie Jackson – Tasty Love

Majic 107.5
1. Jaheim – Ain’t Leaving Without You
2. Melanie Fiona – It Kills Me
3. Mary Mary – God in Me
4. Maxwell – Pretty Wings
5. Maxwell – Bad Habits

Praise 102.5
1. Marvin Sapp – The Best In Me
2. Earnest Pugh – Rain On Us
3. Fred Hammond – They That Wait
4. Maurette Brown Clark – It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over)
5. James Fortune & Fiya – Encore

Project 9-6-1
1. Three Days Grace – Break
2. Mudvayne – Do What You Do
3. Shinedown – If You Only Knew
4. Disturbed – Indestructible
5. Breaking Benjamin – I Will Not Bow

Dave FM
1. Pearl Jam – Just Breathe
2. John Mayer – Heartbreak Warfare
3. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
4. Dave Matthews Band – You & Me
5. Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates

99X
1. Crash Kings – Mountain Man
2. Rise Against – Savior
3. Phoenix – 1901
4. Alice in Chains – Your Decision
5. Muse – Uprising

97.1/The River
1. Billy Joel – Piano Man
2. Bad Company – Feel Like Makin’ Love
3. Styx – Renegade
4. The Steve Miller Band – Rock ‘N Me
5. Supertramp – Take the Long Way Home

Rock 100.5
1. The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider
2. CCR – Fortunate Son
3. Foreigner – Blue Morning, Blue Sky
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze
5. Van Halen – Dance the Night Away

SOURCE: Yes.com

3 comments Add your comment

Carlos

March 17th, 2010
6:01 pm

Kesha – Tik Tok is what is wrong with America

Jim

March 18th, 2010
12:32 am

Take a look at the top 100 on Billboard.com and you will see how far behind our radio stations are when it comes to new music. It’s sad.

TrafficHeadache

March 18th, 2010
7:07 am

The decal on my car: “It’s not that I’m old…your music really does suck.”