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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, January 1, 2007

Fox’s first BCS college football game between Oklahoma and Boise State did well, winning the night among all main categories, but it was not as strong as previous presentations, nor was it the nights highest rated football game.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 7.5/12 household rating, 12.18 million total viewers and a 4.2/12 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.85M viewers [#4]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 9:00 PM: According to preliminary fast national ratings, the primetime portion (9:00 to 11:00 PM) of the BCS Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Boise State (13.8M viewers, 4.9/12 A18-49 rating) gave Fox a win for the evening, but the performance was not as strong as previous Fiesta bowl matchups. For example, last year’s Ohio State/Notre Dame game delivered a much stronger 14.5/21 HH rating, 20.60M viewers, 6.7/19 A18-49 rating from 8:00 to 9:00 PM on January 2, 2006.
    • Finals for the game (which aired from about 9PM to around midnight ET., will be released tomorrow by Nielsen and should tick up some.)

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.5/10 household rating and 10.12 million total viewers. Among adults 18-49, the Eye earned a 3.3/8 rating, a third place finish.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.3/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 5.11M viewers [#3]
    • 1.7/5 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM: CBS began a solid evening with repeats of How I Met Your Mother (4.9/7 HH rating, 7.68M viewers, 2.7/6 A18-49 rating) and The Class (4.5/7 HH rating, 6.91M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM: Continuing with repeats of Two and a Half Men (7.6/11 HH rating, 12.07M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (6.3/10 HH rating, 9.83M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating) CBS maintained its strong second place finish for the evening among households and total viewers.
  • 10:00 PM: Which brings us to a repeat of CSI: Miami (7.8/13 HH rating, 12.11M viewers, 3.8/10 A18-49 rating) which managed to win the hour against Fox’s Fiesta Bowl coverage among households.

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.8/9 household rating and 9.20 million total viewers but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.4/8 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.8/9 HH rating [#2]
    • 8.64M viewers [#2]
    • 3.2/9 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 to 8:30 PM: The ending of the college football Rose Bowl: Southern California vs. Michigan (11.4/17 HH rating, 19.03M viewers, 6.6/15 A18-49 rating) game drew an impressive crowd, much more so than the other nights college football game on competing Fox.
  • 8:30 PM: A repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos (5.7/9 HH rating, 8.86M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating) led out of the ending game to solid results.
  • 9:00 to 11:00 PM: ABC decided to air back-to-back episodes of Supernanny (4.5/7 HH rating, 6.82M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating) which stayed consistent over its two hours.

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/5 household rating, 5.11 million total viewers and a 1.9/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.3/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.94M viewers [#1]
    • 4.9/14 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 to 11:00 PM: A three episode marathon (all repeats) of Heroes (3.3/5 HH rating, 5.11M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating) proved once again that serialized programs, no matter how popular they may be, simply do not repeat well.


The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.6/2 household rating, 2.40 million total viewers and a fifth place 0.9/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.43M viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 and 8:30 PM: Repeats of “Everybody Hates Chris” (1.8/3 HH rating, 2.77M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating) and “All of Us” (1.8/3 HH rating, 2.71M viewers, 1.0/2 A18-49 rating) were hardly noticeable.
  • 9:00 and 9:30 PM: And repeats of “Girlfriends” (1.6/2 HH rating, 2.31M viewers, 0.9/2 A18-49 rating) and “The Game” (1.3/2 HH rating, 1.81M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating) ended another weak night for the freshman CW network.

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


Note: Fast Nationals are used when comparing week-to-week numbers, while Final Nationals are used when comparing year-to-year/episode-to-episode numbers, unless otherwise specified.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research and