Three nets battle for Tuesday
BBM/Nielsen Top 30 – Oct. 1-7, 2007

Tuesday night champ House outperforms most shows with a massive lead in viewership - but the battle's getting hotter. This week, the number of Tuesday prime-time contenders doubled.

Here are the national winners (for all persons 2+, all times ET), according to BBM/Nielsen, for Oct. 1-7, 2007.

News and daily shows: CTV Evening News at 6 pm stepped up two spots to #13 with an average minute audience of 1.372 million viewers (down from 1.395 million on the previous week’s national chart). The net’s Jeopardy/Access Hollywood at 7:30 pm stayed at #22 with 1.016 million (down from 1.189 million) for its Monday, Wednesday and Friday shows.

Monday: CTV’s CSI: Miami at 10 pm fell one spot to #7 with 1.923 million viewers (down from 2.204 million). CTV’s Dancing with the Stars won the 8 pm time slot, falling one spot to #10 with 1.657 million viewers (down from 1.728 million), against Global’s Prison Break, which fell two spots to #16 with 1.254 million (down from 1.419 million). Global’s Heroes won the 9 pm time slot, falling one spot to #11 with 1.608 million (down from 1.66 million).

Tuesday: Global’s House kept its crown as the #1 show on the chart, attracting 2.663 million viewers (down from 3.299 million) in the 9 pm time slot. Up against House, CTV’s Dancing with the Stars hit #14 with 1.332 million and CBC’s The Tudors hit #26 with 957,000. CTV’s Law & Order: SVU at 10 pm climbed three spots to #8 with 1.7 million (up from 1.648 million) against Global’s Cane, which fell four spots to #25 with 981,000 (down from 1.192 million). Global’s NCIS took 8 pm with 1.693 million (up from 1.603 million) and climbed four spots to #9, while CBC’s Rick Mercer Report hit #23 with 993,000 and beat CTV’s Pushing Daisies, which hit #27 with 952,000 viewers.

Wednesday: CTV’s Criminal Minds at 9 pm won the night at #4 with 2.123 million viewers (up from 1.273 million in the previous week’s 7 pm time slot). The net’s CSI: New York at 10 pm fell one spot to #6 with 1.934 million (down from 2.303 million). And the 8 pm time slot as well went to CTV’s Private Practice, which fell five spots to #17 with 1.202 million (down from 1.616 million). Global’s Back To You at 8 pm fell one spot to #27 with 903,000 (down from 944,000).

Thursday: CTV’s Grey’s Anatomy won the night, holding at #2 with 2.446 million viewers (down from 2.576 million). At 8 pm, CTV’s CSI climbed to #3 with 2.35 million (down from 2.407 million), pushing Global’s Survivor: China down two spots to #5 with 2.121 million (down from 2.443 million). CTV’s ER climbed five spots to #24 with 988,000 viewers in the 7 pm time slot (up from 895,000), outperforming the net’s Big Shots at 10 pm, which fell six spots to #29 with 896,000 (down from 1.157 million).

Friday: Global’s Las Vegas overtook CTV’s Ghost Whisperer to win the night. Las Vegas at 10 pm stayed at #19 with 1.132 million viewers (down from 1.264 million). Ghost Whisperer at 8 pm fell four spots to #21 with 1.038 million (down from 1.282 million).

Saturday: CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Game One, airing 7-10:03 pm, hit #15 with 1.301 million viewers.

Sunday: CTV’s Desperate Housewives at 9 pm won the night again but fell five spots to #12 with 1.523 million viewers (down from 2.159 million). The net’s Cold Case won 8 pm, falling two spots to #18 with 1.144 million (up from 1.305 million). Global’s Family Guy at 9 pm jumped six spots to #20 with 1.092 million (up from 1.019 million), while The Simpsons at 8 pm fell five spots to #30 with 893,000 (down from 1.053 million).

For lists of the top 30 TV shows nationally and by region for the week, according to BBM/Nielsen, please slightly click the links below: