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2097413 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2009-12-11 22:33:04.0 UTC 2009-12-11T17:33:04.000-05:00 content/nielsen-reveals-most-top-watched-tv-programs-2009-were-sports-or-reality-shows published 2010-07-21 19:03:47.0 UTC 2010-07-21T15:03:47.000-04:00 drupal 51953 The Nielsen Company released its annual list of top media products for 2009, and the results for television-related categories were eye opening. Just three scripted series cracked the top 10 shows of the year, with the rest divided between sports and editions of American Idol or Dancing With the Stars. No scripted series appears in the top 10 highest-rated individual broadcasts of the year, where every slot was taken by a sports program except one: The Academy Awards. But look at the list of time-shifted programs and you see a much different dynamic (these are shows recorded by videotape or digital video recorder for later viewing). Among the top 10 most time-shifted shows were Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Damages and Heroes -- with two shows, Fox's Terminator series and Dollhouse, already canceled. The lesson here: sports and reality TV competitions are increasingly the only television events to draw big crowds, while people are using technology to watch scripted shows when it is convenient. And TV's system for making money off TV broadcasts hasn't yet caught up. Here's a few lists: 2009's Top Rated TV Series 1 American Idol-Wednesday FOX 14.4% of homes with TV 2 American Idol-Tuesday FOX 13.8 3 Dancing with the Stars ABC 12.0 4 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC 11.7 5 Dancing with the Stars - Results Show ABC 9.9 6 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS 9.8 7 NCIS CBS 9.4 8 NFL Regular Season L ESPN 8.8 8 Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick NBC 8.8 10 The Good Wife 8.5 2009's Top Rated TV Single Broadcast 1 Super Bowl XLIII NBC 02/01/2009 42.0% of homes 2 Super Bowl Pre-Kick NBC 02/01/2009 35.2 3 Super Bowl Kick-Off NBC 02/01/2009 29.6 4 Super Bowl Post NBC 02/01/2009 25.7 5 AFC Champ. CBS 01/18/2009 22.0 6 Fox NFC Champ. FOX 01/18/2009 21.9 7 Academy Awards ABC 02/22/2009 20.6 8 AFC Divisional Playoff CBS 01/11/2009 19.6 9 Fox NFC Playoff FOX 01/11/2009 18.7 10 Fox NFC Wildcard FOX 01/04/2009 17.6 2009 Top Timeshifted Prime Time Shows 1 Battlestar Galactica SYFY 59.4% of audience gained 2 Mad Men AMC 57.7 3 Damages FX 56.3 4 Rescue Me FX 53.2 5 True Blood HBOM 46.9 5 Stargate Universe SYFY 46.9 7 Sanctuary SYFY 45.9 7 Heroes NBC 45.9 9 Terminator: Sarah Connor FOX 45.5 10 10 Things I Hate About U FAM 44.9 10 Dollhouse FOX 44.9 10 Melrose Place CW 44.9 media Cable TV,Current Affairs,Internet,Media business,Network TV,Pop culture,Reality TV,TV journalism,Television,Web/Tech,sports Nielsen reveals most of top watched TV programs in 2009 were sports or reality shows templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/media/2009/12/11/51953-nielsen-reveals-most-top-watched-tv-programs-2009-were-sports-or-reality-sh BlogArticle The Nielsen Company released its annual list of top media products for 2009, and the results for television-related categories were eye opening.Cable TV,Current Affairs,Internet,Media business,Network TV,Pop culture,Reality TV,TV journalism,Television,Web/Tech,sportsCable TV,Current Affairs,Internet,Media business,Network TV,Pop culture,Reality TV,TV journalism,Television,Web/Tech,sports 2276228 2016-05-06 17:00:00.0 UTC 4 Months Ago looking-ahead-ryan-murphys-new-fx-show-feuds-tv-networks-prep-for-new-fall media Looking ahead: Ryan Murphy's new FX show 'Feuds'; TV networks prep for new fall season BlogArticle 2284923 2016-07-11 14:40:39.0 UTC 1 Month Ago heres-how-we-would-award-todays-best-tv-shows media Here's how we would award today's 'best' TV shows BlogArticle 2260224 2016-01-07 11:00:00.0 UTC 8 Months Ago predicting-this-years-golden-globe-tv-winners media Predicting this year's Golden Globe TV winners BlogArticle <p><a href="/blogs/media/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.media/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20120a7450019970b-pi.jpg" style="float: left;"><img alt="Angrysimon2" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451b05569e20120a7450019970b " src="/resources/images/blogs/media/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20120a7450019970b-200wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; width: 200px;" /></a>The Nielsen Company released its annual list of top media products for 2009, and the results for television-related categories were eye opening.</p> <p>&nbsp;Just three scripted series cracked the top 10 shows of the year, with the rest divided between sports and editions of <em>American Idol</em> or <em>Dancing With the Stars</em>. No scripted series appears in the top 10 highest-rated individual broadcasts of the year, where every slot was taken by a sports program except one: The Academy Awards.</p> <p>But look at the list of time-shifted programs and you see a much different dynamic (these are shows recorded by videotape or digital video recorder for later viewing). Among the top 10 most time-shifted shows were <em>Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Damages</em> and <em>Heroes</em> -- with two shows, Fox's <em>Terminator</em> series and <em>Dollhouse</em>, already canceled.</p> <p>The lesson here: sports and reality TV competitions are increasingly the only television events to draw big crowds, while people are using technology to watch scripted shows when it is convenient. And TV's system for making money off TV broadcasts hasn't yet caught up.</p> <p>Here's a few lists:</p> <p><strong>2009's Top Rated TV Series</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/blogs/media/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.media/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20120a745019d970b-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="Judgestiedup" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451b05569e20120a745019d970b " src="/resources/images/blogs/media/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20120a745019d970b-150wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 150px;" /></a> </span>&nbsp;1 American Idol-Wednesday&nbsp; FOX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14.4% of homes with TV<br />2 American Idol-Tuesday FOX&nbsp;&nbsp; 13.8<br />3 Dancing with the Stars ABC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12.0<br />4 NBC Sunday Night Football NBC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11.7<br />5 Dancing with the Stars - Results Show ABC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.9<br />6 NCIS: Los Angeles CBS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.8<br />7 NCIS&nbsp;&nbsp; CBS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9.4<br />8 NFL Regular Season L ESPN &nbsp; &nbsp; 8.8<br />8 Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick NBC&nbsp;&nbsp; 8.8<br />10 The Good Wife&nbsp;&nbsp; 8.5</p> <p></p> <p><strong>2009's Top Rated TV Single Broadcast</strong></p> <p><a href="/blogs/media/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.media/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20128764806f9970c-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="Lombardi-trophy" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451b05569e20128764806f9970c " src="/resources/images/blogs/media/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20128764806f9970c-150wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 138px; height: 184px;" /></a> 1 Super Bowl XLIII NBC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02/01/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 42.0% of homes<br />2 Super Bowl Pre-Kick NBC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02/01/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 35.2<br />3 Super Bowl Kick-Off NBC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02/01/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 29.6<br />4 Super Bowl Post NBC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02/01/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 25.7<br />5 AFC Champ. CBS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01/18/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 22.0<br />6 Fox NFC Champ. FOX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01/18/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 21.9<br />7 Academy Awards ABC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02/22/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 20.6<br />8 AFC Divisional Playoff CBS&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01/11/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 19.6<br />9 Fox NFC Playoff FOX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01/11/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 18.7<br />10 Fox NFC Wildcard FOX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 01/04/2009&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17.6</p> <p><strong>2009 Top Timeshifted Prime Time Shows</strong></p> <p><a href="/blogs/media/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.media/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20120a745034f970b-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="Trueblood" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451b05569e20120a745034f970b " src="/resources/images/blogs/media/51953.6a00d83451b05569e20120a745034f970b-150wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 150px;" /></a> 1 Battlestar Galactica SYFY&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 59.4% of audience gained<br />2 Mad Men AMC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 57.7<br />3 Damages FX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 56.3<br />4 Rescue Me FX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 53.2<br />5 True Blood HBOM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 46.9<br />5 Stargate Universe SYFY&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 46.9<br />7 Sanctuary SYFY&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 45.9<br />7 Heroes NBC&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 45.9<br />9 Terminator: Sarah Connor FOX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 45.5<br />10 10 Things I Hate About U FAM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 44.9<br />10 Dollhouse FOX&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 44.9<br />10 Melrose Place CW&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 44.9</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:47:10