The tumultuous, strike-plagued 2007 -- 08 TV season is over, with a few triumphs and a lot of slumps. Here's the final tally.
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1 IN MILLIONS (SEASON PREMIERE — MAY 18) 2 PERCENTAGE CHANGE REFLECTS DIFFERENCE IN VIEWERSHIP FROM LAST SEASON 3 DVR Percentage IS A PORTION OF TOTAL VIEWERS * DOES NOT INCLUDE FINALE RATINGS. SOURCE: EW ANALYSIS OF NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH DATA
‘DANCING’ The fall ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestHough)strike (while other shows went to reruns) helped the NBC mainstay get a 19 percent bump.
‘UGLY BETTY’ ABC’s Thursday nights took a big hit: ‘Betty’ lost 18 percent of its audience, while lead-out ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ shed one-fifth of its viewers.
‘GOSSIP GIRL’ Though you may have heard that DVR viewers pump up The CW soap’s ratings, the net’s ‘One Tree Hill’ and ‘Beauty and the Geek’ nabbed even more recorders.