Nielsen Issues their Top 10 Lists for 2008

Nielsen, the company that measures audiences for television and music, to name two, has released their year end Top 10 lists.   Check it out HERE.

American Idol is still the most watched regularly scheduled show, but the Super Bowl and the Summer Olympics combined to knock it off the Top 10 Single Telecast list. It’s #2 on Programs with Product Placement activity–I’m surprised it’s not #1, its hard to imagine a program could shill products more aggressively than Idol.

Jordin Sparks’ hit featuring Chris Brown, “No Air” makes the music lists–#8 most downloaded song, and #8 most listened to song on the radio, with 2, 170, 133, 000 total listeners. Carrie Underwood’s Carnival Ride is #9 on the Top 10 Albums list.

Idol related lists:

Top 10 TV Programs – Regularly Scheduled
1. AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 15.5
2. AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 15.3
3. DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 12.3
4. DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 11.4
5. MENTALIST, THE CBS 10.0
5. NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC 10.0
7. CSI CBS 8.1
8. NCIS CBS 8.0
9. 60 MINUTES CBS 7.6
9. SURVIVOR: GABON CBS 7.6

Top 10 “Timeshifted” Primetime TV Programs (% Increase in Viewership)
1. HEROES NBC – 35%
2. FRINGE FOX – 26%
3. LOST ABC – 25%
4. BONES FOX – 21%
5. GREY’S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC – 20%
6. HOUSE FOX – 18%
7. SURVIVOR: GABON CBS – 18%
8. AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX – 13%
9. MENTALIST, THE CBS – 13%
10.AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX – 12%

Top 10 Programs with Product Placement Activity, Broadcast Network TV (# of occurrences)
1. BIGGEST LOSER NBC – 6248
2. AMERICAN IDOL FOX – 4636
3. EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION ABC – 3371
4. AMERICAS TOUGHEST JOBS NBC – 2807
5. ONE TREE HILL CW – 2575
6. DEAL OR NO DEAL NBC – 2292
7. AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL CW – 2241
8. LAST COMIC STANDING NBC – 1993
9. KITCHEN NIGHTMARES FOX – 1853
10.HELLS KITCHEN FOX – 1807

Top 10 music charts, after the JUMP…

Top 10 Albums
1. As I Am – Alicia Keys
2. Noel Josh – Groban
3. Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne
4. Long Road Out of Eden – Eagles
5. Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift
6. Rock N Roll Jesus – Kid Rock
7. Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends – Coldplay
8. NOW 26 – Various Artists
9. Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood
10.The Ultimate Hits – Garth Brooks

Top 10 Most Digitally Downloaded Songs
1. Low – Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
2. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
3. Lollipop – Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major
4. I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
5. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
6. Love Song – Sara Bareilles
7. Apologize – Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic
8. No Air – Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown
9. Disturbia – Rihanna
10. 4 Minutes – Madonna Featuring Justin Timberlake

Top 10 Most Listened to Songs on the Radio (Total Listeners)
1 No One – Alicia Keys – 3, 084, 014, 000
2 Low – Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain – 3, 025, 670, 000
3 Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis – 2, 754, 498, 000
4 Apologize – Timbaland Featuring OneRepublic – 2, 508, 246, 000
5 Lollipop – Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major – 2, 365, 270, 000
6 With You – Chris Brown – 2, 348, 062, 000
7 Love in this Club – Usher Featuring Young Jeezy – 2, 280, 490, 000
8 No Air – Jordin Sparks Duet With Chris Brown – 2, 170, 133, 000
9 Sexy Can I – Ray J & Yung Berg – 1, 926, 995, 000
10 Take A Bow – Rihanna – 1, 920, 855, 000

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