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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, January 16, 2007

American Idol remains a dominant force, destroying all of its competition and increasing its audience over last year’s season opener.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 20.3/30 household rating, 37.34 million total viewers and a 15.7/36 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.0/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 13.43M viewers [#1]
    • 5.5/14 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.: The return of ratings juggernaut American Idol (20.3/30 HH rating, 37.34M viewers, 15.7/36 A18-49) showed absolutely no signs of age, as it actually increased its audience from the record opener last season by 1.79M viewers, 5% among households and 3% among adults 18-49. The program increased among all main categories every half-hour. It peaked in the 9:30 p.m. hour with ginormous ratings of a 22.5/33 among households, 41.84 million total viewers and an 18.0/40 rating among adults 18-49. Those ratings secured the first place finish for Fox in which it beat the combined totals of its four competitors among total households, total viewers and adults 18-49. Simply amazing.
    • Year-to-year numbers (1/17/2006):
      • Households – 19.3/28 to 20.3/30
      • Viewers – 35.55M to 37.34M
      • A18-49 – 15.3/34 to 15.7/36

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.8/12 household rating, 11.99 million total viewers and a 5.9/13 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.7/12 HH rating [#3]
    • 11.79M viewers [#3]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Despite going head-to-head with American Idol, CBS got a very solid performance out of NCIS (10.2/15 HH rating, 15.91M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating) as the network remained at season levels. A positive considering its competition.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/12/2006):
      • Households – 10.9/17 to 10.2/15
      • Viewers – 17.39M to 15.91M
      • A18-49 – 4.2/12 to 3.8/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Unit (7.5/12 HH rating, 11.29M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating) also held firm against the last hour of AI, dipping only slightly from its last newly aired episode four weeks ago.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (12/12/2006):
      • Households – 8.4/13 to 7.6/11
      • Viewers – 13.65M to 11.95M
      • A18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.1/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (5.6/9 HH rating, 8.11M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating) fell down some to a third place finish.

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.5/10 household rating, 9.62 million total viewers and a 2.9/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.2/13 HH rating [#1]
    • 11.97M viewers [#2]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: An hour of Dateline (4.9/7 HH rating, 6.98M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/10 to 4.9/7 to
      • Viewers – 9.56M to 6.98M to
      • A18-49 – 3.0/8 to 1.9/4 to
  • 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.: NBC’s Coverage of President Bush’s State of the Union Address (5.5/8 HH rating, 7.75M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.6/7 household rating, 7.23 million total viewers and a 2.1/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.97M viewers [#4]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.7/5 HH rating, 6.90M viewers, 1.7/4 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.: ABC’s coverage of President Bush’s State of the Union Address (6.4/10 HH rating, 9.90M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating).

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.1/2 household rating, 1.51 million total viewers and a fifth place 0.6/1 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.4/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.95M viewers [#5]
    • 0.8/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • Being the only network for the evening not to air the President’s speech, The CW sought to benefit from the situation by airing new original programs.
  • 8:00 PM: Gilmore Girls (1.4/2 HH rating, 1.83M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers ():
      • Households -
      • Viewers -
      • A18-49 -
  • 9:00 PM: Veronica Mars (0.9/1 HH rating, 1.18M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers ():
      • Households -
      • Viewers -
      • A18-49 -

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 PIFeedback.com

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