Nielsen Ratings/Historic/Network Television by Season/2000s

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This is a listing of the average top networks and shows for past television seasons in the 2000s.

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2003–2004 Season

Network Rankings

# Households People 2+ Adults 18-49
1 CBS
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NBC
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2 NBC
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NBC
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FOX
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3 ABC
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CBS
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4 FOX
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ABC
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5 WB
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WB
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WB
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6 UPN
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UPN
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UPN
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7 PAX PAX PAX

Top Shows

Top 20 shows*

  1. American Idol
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  2. CSI
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  3. Survivor
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  4. The Apprentice
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  5. Friends
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  6. Monday Night Football
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  7. My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiancé
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  8. CSI: Miami
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  9. ER
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  10. Everybody Loves Raymond
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  11. Without a Trace
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  12. Law & Order
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  13. Two and a Half Men
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  14. 60 Minutes
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  15. Cold Case
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  16. Will & Grace
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  17. Average Joe
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  18. The Bachelor
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  19. Coupling
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  20. Fear Factor
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*September 22, 2003 through September 19, 2004, ranked by total viewers, all regular timeslots collapsed, including regular timeslot repeats


2004–2005 Season

Network Rankings

# Households People 2+ Adults 18-49
1 CBS
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FOX
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2 NBC
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ABC
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3 ABC
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FOX
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ABC
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4 FOX
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NBC
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NBC
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5 UPN
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UPN
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UPN
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6 WB
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WB
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WB
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7 PAX PAX PAX

Top Shows

Top 20 shows*

  1. American Idol
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  2. CSI
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  3. Survivor
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  4. Desperate Housewives
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  5. CSI: Miami
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  6. Dancing with the Stars
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  7. Monday Night Football
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  8. Without a Trace
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  9. Everybody Loves Raymond
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  10. Two and a Half Men
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  11. The Apprentice
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  12. Lost
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  13. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
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  14. Cold Case
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  15. Grey's Anatomy
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  16. 60 Minutes
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  17. NCIS
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  18. The Amazing Race
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  19. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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  20. ER
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*September 20, 2004 through September 18, 2005, ranked by total viewers, all regular timeslots collapsed, including regular timeslot repeats

2005–2006 Season

Network Rankings

# Households People 2+ Adults 18-49
1 CBS
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FOX
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2 ABC
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ABC
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ABC
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3 NBC
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FOX
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CBS
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4 FOX
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NBC
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NBC
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5 WB
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Uni
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6 UPN
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WB
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WB
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7 Uni
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UPN
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8 Tel
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Top Shows

Top 20 shows*

  1. American Idol
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  2. CSI
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  3. Survivor
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  4. Desperate Housewives
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  5. Dancing with the Stars
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  6. CSI: Miami
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  7. Without a Trace
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  8. Monday Night Football
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  9. Grey's Anatomy
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  10. House, M.D.
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  11. 24
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  12. Unan1mous
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  13. NCIS
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  14. Lost
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  15. Two and a Half Men
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  16. Deal or No Deal
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  17. CSI: NY
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  18. Cold Case
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  19. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
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  20. 60 Minutes
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*September 19, 2005 through September 17, 2006, ranked by total viewers, all regular timeslots collapsed, including regular timeslot repeats

2006–2007 Season

Network Rankings

# Households People 2+ Adults 18-49
1 CBS
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FOX
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2 FOX
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CBS
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3 ABC
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ABC
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ABC
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4 NBC
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NBC
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NBC
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5 Uni
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Uni
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Uni
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6 CW
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CW
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CW
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7 Tel
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Tel
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Tel
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8 MNT
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MNT
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MNT
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9 ION
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10 TF ION
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11 AZA AZA AZA

Top Shows

Top 20 shows

  1. American Idol
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  2. Dancing with the Stars
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  3. CSI
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  4. Sunday Night Football
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  5. Survivor
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  6. Grey's Anatomy
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  7. Lost
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  8. House, M.D.
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  9. Without a Trace
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  10. CSI: Miami
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  11. King of Queens
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  12. 24
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  13. NCIS
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  14. Desperate Housewives
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  15. Two and a Half Men
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  16. Heroes
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  17. Shark
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  18. Cold Case
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  19. CSI: NY
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  20. Rules of Engagement
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*September 18, 2006 through September 23, 2007, ranked by total viewers, all regular timeslots collapsed, including regular timeslot repeats

2007–2008 Season

Network Rankings

# Households People 2+ Adults 18-49
1 CBS
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FOX
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2 FOX
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CBS
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NBC
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3 NBC
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NBC
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ABC
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4 ABC
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ABC
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CBS
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5 Uni
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Uni
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Uni
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6 CW
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CW
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CW
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7 MNT
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MNT
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Tel
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8 Tel
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Tel
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MNT
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9 TF TF TF
10 ION
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ION
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ION
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11 AZA AZA AZA

Top Shows

Top 20 shows*

  1. American Idol
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  2. Dancing with the Stars
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  3. Sunday Night Football
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  4. Survivor
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  5. CSI
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  6. Lost
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  7. House, M.D.
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  8. Heroes
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  9. NCIS
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  10. America's Got Talent
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  11. Two and a Half Men
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  12. CSI: Miami
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  13. The Amazing Race
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  14. Desperate Housewives
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  15. 60 Minutes
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  16. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
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  17. The Moment of Truth
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  18. Grey's Anatomy
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  19. Criminal Minds
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  20. Oprah's Big Give
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*September 24, 2007 through September 21, 2008, ranked by total viewers, all regular timeslots collapsed, including regular timeslot repeats