Nielsen Ratings/Historic/Network Television by Week/2005

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Weekly Top 20 Shows (Ranked by Total Viewers) according to Nielsen Media Research for 2005.

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July

Week Ending July 31

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  2. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  3. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  4. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  5. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nbc.gif
  6. NCIS Cbs.gif
  7. Brat Camp Abc.gif
  8. Everybody Loves Raymond Cbs.gif
  9. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  10. Law & Order Nbc.gif

August

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Week 1

Week Ending August 7

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  2. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  3. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  4. NCIS Cbs.gif
  5. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  6. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nbc.gif
  7. Hell's Kitchen Fox.png
  8. Deep Impact Cbs.gif
  9. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  10. Law & Order Nbc.gif

Week 2

Week Ending August 14

  1. CSI Cbs.gif
  2. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  3. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  4. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  5. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  6. Two and a Half Men (Monday, 9PM) Cbs.gif
  7. Two and a Half Men (Monday, 9:30PM) Cbs.gif
  8. NCIS Cbs.gif
  9. NFL: Miami vs. Chicago Abc.gif
  10. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nbc.gif
  11. Museum of TV and Radio: Unforgettable Moments in Television Entertainment Nbc.gif
  12. Everybody Loves Raymond Cbs.gif
  13. AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Showcase Abc.gif
  14. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  15. Crossing Jordan Nbc.gif
  16. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  17. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  18. Big Brother 6 Cbs.gif
  19. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Monday) Abc.gif
  20. Law & Order Nbc.gif

Week 3

Week Ending August 21

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  2. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  3. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  4. NCIS Cbs.gif
  5. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  6. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  8. Two and a Half Men (Monday, 9:30PM) Cbs.gif
  9. Two and a Half Men (Monday, 9PM) Cbs.gif
  10. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nbc.gif
  11. So You Think You Can Dance Fox.png
  12. Big Brother 6 (Tuesday) Cbs.gif
  13. Everybody Loves Raymond Cbs.gif
  14. Big Brother 6 (Thursday) Cbs.gif
  15. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  16. Crossing Jordan Nbc.gif
  17. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  18. Remember the Titans Abc.gif
  19. Living with the Dead (mini series - part 2) Cbs.gif
  20. Brat Camp Abc.gif

Week 4

Week Ending August 28

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  2. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  3. Two and a Half Men (Monday, 9:30PM) Cbs.gif
  4. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  5. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  6. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  7. Two and a Half Men (Monday, 9PM) Cbs.gif
  8. NFL Preseason Football: Dallas vs. Seattle Abc.gif
  9. Stone Cold Cbs.gif
  10. NCIS Cbs.gif
  11. Law & Order Nbc.gif
  12. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  13. So You Think You Can Dance Fox.png
  14. Preseason Showcase Abc.gif
  15. House Fox.png
  16. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nbc.gif
  17. Big Brother 6 (Tuesday) Cbs.gif
  18. Everybody Loves Raymond Cbs.gif
  19. Crossing Jordan Nbc.gif
  20. Law & Order (Wednesday) Nbc.gif

September

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Week 1

Week Ending September 4

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  2. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  3. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  4. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  5. Dateline NBC (Friday) Nbc.gif
  6. Prison Break Nbc.gif
  7. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  8. NCIS Cbs.gif
  9. ABC News: In The Path Of Katrina Abc.gif
  10. Law & Order Nbc.gif
  11. CSI Cbs.gif
  12. Along Came a Spider Cbs.gif
  13. NFL Preseason: St. Louis vs. Detroit Abc.gif
  14. California 500 Nbc.gif
  15. 48 Hours Cbs.gif
  16. Big Brother 6 (Tuesday) Cbs.gif
  17. Preseason Showcase Abc.gif
  18. 20/20 Abc.gif
  19. House Fox.png
  20. Everybody Loves Raymond Abc.gif

Week 2

Week Ending September 11

  1. NFL Football: New England vs. Oakland Abc.gif
  2. 2005 NFL Showcase Abc.gif
  3. CSI Cbs.gif
  4. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  5. The OT Fox.png
  6. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  7. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  8. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  9. The Simpsons Fox.png
  10. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  11. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  12. College Football: Texas vs. Ohio State Abc.gif
  13. College Football: Miami vs. Florida State Abc.gif
  14. Law & Order (Wednesday, 9PM) Nbc.gif
  15. Family Guy Fox.png
  16. The War at Home Fox.png
  17. Law & Order (Wednesday, 10PM) Nbc.gif
  18. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  19. Prison Break Fox.png
  20. Extreme Makeover Abc.gif

Week 3

Week Ending September 18

  1. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  2. Emmy Awards Cbs.gif
  3. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  4. House Fox.png
  5. NFL Monday Showcase Abc.gif
  6. CSI Cbs.gif
  7. Football Post-Game Show Cbs.gif
  8. CSI Cbs.gif
  9. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  10. Bones Fox.png

Week 4

Week Ending September 25

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  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Lost Abc.gif
  4. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  5. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  6. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  7. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  9. Invasion Abc.gif
  10. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif

October

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Week 1

Week Ending October 2

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  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Lost Abc.gif
  4. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  5. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  6. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  7. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  8. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  9. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif
  10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  11. NCIS Cbs.gif
  12. Law & Order Nbc.gif
  13. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  14. ER Nbc.gif
  15. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  16. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  17. House Fox.png
  18. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  19. Medium Nbc.gif
  20. Crossing Jordan Nbc.gif

Week 2

Week Ending October 9

  1. CSI Cbs.gif
  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Lost Abc.gif
  4. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  5. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  6. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  7. Survivor: Guatemala Abc.gif
  8. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif
  9. NCIS Cbs.gif
  10. Law & Order Nbc.gif
  11. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  12. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  13. Extreme Makeover Abc.gif
  14. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  15. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  16. ER Nbc.gif
  17. Las Vegas Nbc.gif
  18. My Name Is Earl Nbc.gif
  19. Crossing Jordan Nbc.gif
  20. Medium Nbc.gif

Week 3

Week Ending October 16

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  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Lost Abc.gif
  4. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  5. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  6. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  7. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  8. NCIS Cbs.gif
  9. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif
  10. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  11. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  12. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  13. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  14. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  15. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  16. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  17. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  18. AL Division Series: Game 5 Fox.png
  19. ER Nbc.gif
  20. Las Vegas Nbc.gif

Week 4

Week Ending October 23

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  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Lost Abc.gif
  4. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  5. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  6. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  7. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  8. NCIS Cbs.gif
  9. World Series Game 2 Fox.png
  10. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif
  11. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  12. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  13. World Series Game 1 Fox.png
  14. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  15. ER Nbc.gif
  16. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  17. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  18. NL Championship Series Game 6 Fox.png
  19. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  20. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif

Week 5

Week Ending October 30

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  2. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  3. World Series Game 4 Fox.png
  4. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  5. NCIS Cbs.gif
  6. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  7. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  8. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  9. World Series Game 3 Fox.png
  10. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  11. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif
  12. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  13. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  14. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  15. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nbc.gif
  16. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  17. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  18. Out of Practice Cbs.gif
  19. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  20. Medium Nbc.gif

November

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Week 1

Week ending November 6

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  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  4. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  5. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  6. NCIS Cbs.gif
  7. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  8. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  9. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  10. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  11. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  12. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  13. Law & Order Nbc.gif
  14. NFL Post Game Cbs.gif
  15. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif
  16. CBS Sunday Movie: Category 7 Cbs.gif
  17. ER Nbc.gif
  18. Law & Order Nbc.gif
  19. House Fox.png
  20. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif

Week 2

Week ending November 13

  1. CSI Cbs.gif
  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  4. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  5. Lost Abc.gif
  6. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  7. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  8. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  9. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  10. NCIS Cbs.gif
  11. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  12. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  13. NFL Monday Showcase Abc.gif
  14. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  15. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  16. ER Nbc.gif
  17. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  18. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif
  19. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  20. House Fox.png

Week 3

Week ending November 20

  1. CSI Cbs.gif
  2. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  3. Lost Abc.gif
  4. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  5. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  6. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  7. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  8. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  9. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  10. CMA Awards Cbs.gif
  11. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  12. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  13. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  14. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  15. ER Nbc.gif
  16. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  17. NFL Monday Showcase Abc.gif
  18. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  19. House Fox.png
  20. Commander-in-Chief Abc.gif

Week 4

Week ending November 27

  1. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  2. CSI Cbs.gif
  3. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  4. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  5. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  6. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  7. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  8. Lost Abc.gif
  9. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  10. Survivor: Guatemala Cbs.gif
  11. CBS Sunday Movie: Silver Bells Cbs.gif
  12. NCIS]] Cbs.gif
  13. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  14. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  15. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  16. CSI: New York Cbs.gif
  17. House Fox.png
  18. Out of Practice Cbs.gif
  19. Medium Nbc.gif
  20. NFL Monday Showcase Abc.gif

December

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Week 1

Week ending December 4

  1. Desperate Housewives Abc.gif
  2. CSI Cbs.gif
  3. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  4. Lost Abc.gif
  5. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  6. Survivor: Guatamala Cbs.gif
  7. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  8. NCIS Cbs.gif
  9. NFL Monday Showcase Abc.gif
  10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  11. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  12. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  13. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  14. Biggest Loser Nbc.gif
  15. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  16. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Cbs.gif
  17. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  18. ER Nbc.gif
  19. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  20. House Fox.png

Week 2

Week ending December 11

  1. CSI Cbs.gif
  2. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  3. Survivor: Guatamala Finale Cbs.gif
  4. Survivor: Guatamala Cbs.gif
  5. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  7. Grey's Anatomy Abc.gif
  8. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  9. ER Nbc.gif
  10. Charlie Brown Christmas Abc.gif
  11. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  12. Survivor: Guatamala Reunion Cbs.gif
  13. NCIS Cbs.gif
  14. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  15. My Name is Earl (Nbc.gif
  16. NFL Monday Showcase Abc.gif
  17. Close to Home Cbs.gif
  18. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Abc.gif
  19. Las Vegas Nbc.gif
  20. NUMB3RS Cbs.gif

Week 3

Week ending December 18

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  2. NCIS Cbs.gif
  3. CSI: NY Cbs.gif
  4. Without a Trace Cbs.gif
  5. Criminal Minds Cbs.gif
  6. Cold Case Cbs.gif
  7. House Fox.png
  8. Two and a Half Men Cbs.gif
  9. CSI: Miami Cbs.gif
  10. CBS Sunday Night Movie Cbs.gif
  11. Monday Night Football Abc.gif
  12. 60 Minutes Cbs.gif
  13. The Apprentice Nbc.gif
  14. NUMB3RS Cbs.gif
  15. FOX NFL Sunday Post Game Show Fox.png
  16. The Amazing Race Cbs.gif
  17. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nbc.gif
  18. NFL Monday Showcase Abc.gif
  19. Close to Home Cbs.gif
  20. Out of Practice Cbs.gif

Week 4

Week ending December 25

Nielsen Media Shutdown Period