Nielsen Company Top Tens for 2007

Here are some top tens for the year via Past Deadline

Top Ten Regularly Scheduled TV Programs:
1. American Idol – Wednesday (Fox)
2. American Idol – Tuesday (Fox)
3. Dancing with the Stars – Monday (ABC)
4. Dancing with the STars – Tuesday (ABC)
5. NBC Sunday Night Football (NBC)
6. CSI (CBS)
7. (tie) Grey’s Anatomy – Thursday (ABC)
7. (tie) Samantha Who? (ABC)
9. House (Fox)
10. CSI: Miami (CBS)

Top Ten Programs “Buzzed” About Online:
1. My Name is Earl (NBC)
2. American Idol (Fox)
3. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
4. The Simpsons (Fox)
5. The West Wing (NBC)
6. The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated)
7. Lost (ABC)
8. Sex and the City (HBO)
9. House (Fox)
10. Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi)

Top Ten Programs for Product Placement:
1. American Idol (Fox)
2. Fast Cars & Superstars (ABC)
3. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
4. America’s Next Top Model (CW)
5. The Biggest Loser (NBC)
6. Deal or No Deal (NBC)
7. Pussycat Dolls Present (CW)
8. Amazing Race (CBS)
9. Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
10. Beauty and the Geek (CW)

Top Ten Timeshifted TV Programs:
1. Lost (ABC)
2. Heroes (NBC)
3. Bionic Woman (NBC)
4. Private Practice (ABC)
5. 24 (Fox)
6. Survivor: China (CBS)
7. Grey’s Anatomy – Thursday (ABC)
8. House (Fox)
9. American Idol – Tuesday (Fox)
10. American Idol – Wednesday (Fox)

Tivo Most Recorded Shows Week Ending October 7, 2007

1 Grey’s Anatomy (no change)
2 Desperate Housewives (+1)
3 House (-1)
4 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (no change)
5 Heroes (no change)
6 The Office (no change)
7 CSI: Miami (+1)
8 Oprah Winfrey (-1)
9 Dancing With the Stars (no change)
10 Survivor: China (no change)
11 Brothers & Sisters (+2)
12 Private Practice (+8)
13 Boston Legal (-2)
14 ER (-2)
15 Two and a Half Men (+2)
16 Las Vegas (+2)
17 Criminal Minds (-3)
18 Family Guy (+3)
19 Prison Break (-4)
20 Law & Order: SVU (-4)
21 NCIS (-2)
22 My Name Is Earl (no change)
23 CSI: NY (no change)
24 Without a Trace (no change)
25 The Unit (+1)

30 Second Commercial Costs

What’s it cost to buy an ad on the top shows? MediaWeek revealed the top 10. Unsurprisingly, American Idol takes home the big prize by a large margin as usual.

1. American Idol Tuesday (Fox) – $700,000
2. American Idol Wednesday (Fox) – $700,000
3. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – $465,000
4. Desperate Housewives (ABC) – $378,000
5. Sunday Night Football (NBC) – $350,000
6. Heroes (NBC) – $330,000
7. The Simpsons (Fox) – $300,000
8. 24 (Fox) – $300,000
9. CSI (CBS) – $290,000
10. House (Fox) – $290,000