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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, January 18, 2007

ABC and CBS have strong nights, as they tie among total households, but CBS comes atop among total viewers, while ABC takes the A18-49 crown. Grey’s Anatomy was the nights highest rated and most watched program.

Smallville and ‘Til Death also had solid nights (with Smallville’s numbers the more impressive of the two considering the network it’s on) passing the 5M mark, and Ugly Betty got a post-Golden Globe win bump.

CBS tied for first place among households with a 10.3/16 household rating, alone in first place among total viewers (16.19 million) and second among adults 18-49 (4.9/12 rating).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.5/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 9.97M viewers [#2]
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 PM: CBS opened the evening with a repeat of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (7.8/12 HH rating, 12.26M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 PM: That led into a new CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (13.2/19 HH rating, 21.28M viewers, 6.8/17 A18-49 rating), the first of four episodes which stars Liev Schreiber in place of the on hiatus William Peterson.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (1/4/2007):
      • Households – 15.8/24 to 13.2/19
      • Viewers – 26.12M to 21.28M
      • A18-49 – 8.4/20 to 6.9/16
  • 10:00 PM: Ending the evening for the Eye was a new Shark (9.8/15 HH rating, 15.02M viewers, 4.4/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (1/4/2007):
      • Households – 9.1/15 to 9.8/15
      • Viewers – 14.42M to 15.02M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/10 4.4/12

ABC tied for first place among households with a 10.3/16 household rating, second among total viewers (15.56 million) and first among adults 18-49 (5.6/14 rating).

  • Last Week:
    • 10.2/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.54/M viewers [#1]
    • 5.7/15 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 PM: Ugly Betty (9.5/15 HH rating, 14.09M viewers, 4.4/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.0/12 to 9.5/15
      • Viewers – 13.42 to 14.09M
      • A18-49 – 4.4/12 to 4.5/12
  • 9:00 PM: That led into the dominant Grey’s Anatomy (14.1/21 HH rating, 21.89M viewers, 8.7/20 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 14.7/22 to 14.1/21
      • Viewers – 22.94M to 21.89M
      • A18-49 – 9.3/22 to 8.7/20
  • 10:00 PM: Men In Trees (7.3/12 HH rating, 10.70M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households -6.9/11 to 7.3/12
      • Viewers – 10.26M to 10.70M
      • A18-49 – 3.6/9 to 3.7/10

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.6/7 household rating, 7.15 million total viewers and a 3.2/8 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.1/10 HH rating [#3]
    • 9.85M viewers [#3]
    • 4.4/11 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM: Beginning the evening for the peacock were new episodes of My Name Is Earl (5.9/9 HH rating, 9.73M viewers, 4.2/11 A18-49 rating) and The Office (5.5/8 HH rating, 9.29M viewers, 4.5/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (My Name Is Earl):
      • Households – 6.5/10 to 5.9/9
      • Viewers – 10.90M to 9.73M
      • A18-49 – 4.7/13 to 4.2/11
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Office):
      • Households – 5.8/9 to 5.5/8
      • Viewers – 10.18M to 9.29M
      • A18-49 – 5.0/13 to 4.5/11
  • 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM: Episodes of Scrubs (4.1/6 HH rating, 6.57M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating) and 30 Rock (3.4/5 HH rating, 5.05M viewers, 2.4/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Scrubs):
      • Households – 4.6/7 to 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 7.82M to 6.57M
      • A18-49 – 4.0/10 to 2.9/7
    • Week-to-week numbers (30 Rock):
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 6.06M to 5.05M
      • A18-49 – 2.9/7 to 2.4/6
  • 10:00 PM: A repeat of E.R. (4.4/7 HH rating, 6.14M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating)

Fox followed in fouth place for the evening with a 2.9/4 household rating, 4.33 million total viewers and a 1.8/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.15M viewers [#4]
    • 1.8/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM: New episodes of ‘Til Death (3.4/5 HH rating, 5.09M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating) and War at Home (3.0/4 HH rating, 4.35M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (‘Til Death):
      • Households – 3.1/5 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 4.68M to 5.09M
      • A18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.1/6
    • Week-to-week numbers (The War at Home):
      • Households – 2.9/4 to 3.0/4
      • Viewers – 4.32M to 4.35M
      • A18-49 – 1.9/5 to 1.9/5
  • 9:00 PM: The O.C. (2.5/4 HH rating, 3.80M viewers, 2.6/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.5/4 to 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 3.80M to 3.94M
      • A18-49 – 1.7/4 to 1.7/4

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 2.6/4 household rating, 4.31 million total viewers and a 1.9/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.92M viewers [#5]
    • 1.7/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM: Smallville (3.1/5 HH rating, 5.25M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.8/4 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 4.62M to 5.25M
      • A18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.3/6
  • 9:00 PM: Supernatural (2.0/3 HH rating, 3.21M viewers, 1.4/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers:
      • Households – 2.0/3 to 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 3.21M to 3.37M
      • A18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.4/4

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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