- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen Media Research for March 9-15. Listings include the week’s ranking, with viewership for the week and season-to-date rankings in parentheses. An “X” in parentheses denotes a one-time-only presentation.

1. (1) “American Idol” (Tuesday), Fox, 25.77 million viewers.

2. (1) “American Idol” (Wednesday), Fox, 25.55 million viewers.

3. (3) “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 22.83 million viewers.

4. (4) “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 17.13 million viewers.

5. (9) “Desperate Housewives,” ABC, 14.6 million viewers.

6. (11) “Criminal Minds,” CBS, 14.34 million viewers.

7. (8) “The Mentalist,” CBS, 14.32 million viewers.

8. (14) “CSI: Miami,” CBS, 14.22 million viewers.

9. (13) “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, 13.64 million viewers.

10. (16) “CSI: NY,” CBS, 13.63 million viewers.

11. (6) “NCIS,” CBS, 13.52 million viewers.

12. (11) “Two and a Half Men,” CBS, 13.44 million viewers.

13. (21) “Cold Case,” CBS, 13.02 million viewers.

14. (10) “60 Minutes,” CBS, 12.87 million viewers.

15. (16) “Survivor: Tocantins,” CBS, 12.82 million viewers.

16. (18) “House,” Fox, 12.38 million viewers.

17. (23) “Eleventh Hour,” CBS, 11.61 million viewers.

18. (18) “24,” Fox, 11.37 million viewers.

19. (21) “Lie to Me,” Fox, 11.25 million viewers.

20. (39) “Law And Order: Special Victim’s Unit,” NBC, 11.07 million viewers.

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