Sunday, July 31, 2005

Crowded Houses

In your private universe, which TV shows pack the people into your living room? Some shows possess something so strong that they attract everyone to the tube, while other shows keep people locked out.

It's only natural that events like the Super Bowl attract crowds. And the children better be home soon to watch popular family-oriented specials like "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" and "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas." (The 2005 Super Bowl attracted 1.91 viewers per household. "Charlie Brown" and "The Grinch" packed 1.85 and 1.80 viewers per household, respectively, on November 11, 2004.)

But don't dream it's over...the story is just beginning. What's your first instinct about regularly-scheduled TV series that attracted large living room crowds during the regular 2004-2005 TV season?

During the regular season (September 20, 2004 through May 29, 2005) in the world where you live, only nine series on primetime network TV averaged at least 1.50 viewers per household:

1.55 viewers per watching household: "American Idol"
1.54: "Surivor" & "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" & "American Dad"
1.53: "America's Funniest Home Videos"
1.51: "Family Guy" & "The Simpsons"
1.50: "24" & "Fear Factor"

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