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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, October 13, 2006

NBC’s new gameshow, “1 vs. 100″, the nights highest rated program in households and A18-49, helps hand the network the win for the evening.

NBC finished first for the evening with a 7.1/12 HH rating (11.20M viewers) and a 3.4/11 A18-49 rating.

  • The networks new game show “1 vs 100″ premiered to strong ratings, delivering the nights largest audience (7.8/13), viewers (12.56M) and also the best A18-49 rating (4.2).
  • The Peacock’s other two shows also did well on the evening:
    • Deal or No Deal – 7.3/13 (3.2), up from 6.6/12 (2.7) last week.
      • 11.40M viewers (+0.75M viewers)
    • Law & Order – 6.3/11 (2.9), pretty much even from 6.2/11 (2.7) last week.
      • 9.40M viewers (-0.25M viewers)

CBS followed in a second with a 7.0/12 HH rating (10.66M viewers) and a 2.8 A18-49 rating.

  • CBS stayed consistent on the week, with the exception of “Close To Home”, which suffered just a little in households most likely because of the new competition from “1 vs. 100″.
    • 7.3/13 (2.8) compared to the 7.7/13 (2.9) of last week.
    • 11.10M viewers (-0.51M viewers)

FOX finished in third place with a 5.7/10 HH rating (8.32M viewers) and a 2.5 A18-49 rating.

  • Compared to the week prior, which had “Nanny 911″, “MLB Baseball” (8.32M viewers) boosted FOX’s ratings a good amount, from a 2.7/5 (1.6). Then again, it is playoff baseball season, and these ratings should be higher.

ABC followed in fourth for the evening delivering a 4.8/8 HH rating (6.83M viewers) and a 2.1 A18-49 rating.

  • The entire line-up was up from last week–4.4/8 (2.0)
    • “Grey’s Anatomy” (5.99M viewers) Repeat – up 0.4 rating points in households and 0.2 rating points in A18-49.
    • “Men In Trees” (7.15M viewers) continues to do well for ABC, delivering gains of 0.3 rating points in households and A18-49.
    • “20/20″ (7.35M viewers) also gained in households (0.5 rating points), but was down a fraction in A18-49 (down 0.1 rating points).

The CW finished in fifth for the evening delivering a 2.3/4 HH rating (3.74M viewers) and a 1.3 A18-49 rating.

  • “WWE Smackdown” (3.74M viewers) is staying fairly consistent with its numbers from last season 2.4/4 (1.5).

Source: Fast National Numbers from Nielsen Media Research


The ratings for all the programs that aired last night are viewable below in chart form (click to enlarge):


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