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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, January 29, 2007

In a tight race on top, NBC comes away with the win among households and total viewers, while Fox takes the win among adults 18-49. The second week contest between 24 and Heroes is a split, with 24 taking first among households and viewers and Heroes first among adults 18-49.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.8/12 household rating and 12.46 million total viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 4.6/11 rating in the key demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.0/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 13.27M viewers [#2]
    • 5.0/12 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (10.4/16 HH rating, 16.86M viewers, 4.8/12 A18-49 rating) was even from the week prior, providing NBC a win for the hour among all three main categories.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.7/16 to 10.4/16
      • Viewers – 17.56M to 16.86M
      • A18-49 – 5.2/13 to 4.8/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: Heroes (8.3/12 HH rating, 13.57M viewers, 6.1/14 A18-49 rating) was slightly down from the week prior, but was still strong among adults 18-49 (first for the evening).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.5/12 to 8.3/12
      • Viewers – 14.84M to 13.57M
      • A18-49 – 6.5/15 to 6.1/14
  • 10:00 p.m.: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (4.8/7 HH rating, 6.95M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating) has unfortunately failed to find an audience. Retention was very poor at 58% among households, 51% total viewers and only 49% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 4.8/7
      • Viewers – 7.41M to 6.95M
      • A18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.0/8

Fox followed in second place for the evening with a 7.3/11 household rating and 11.98 million total viewers, but was able to outrate NBC among adults 18-49 for a first place 4.8/12 rating in the key demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.4/11 HH rating [#3]
    • 12.17M viewers [#3]
    • 4.8/11 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Prison Break (6.0/9 HH rating, 9.91M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating) continues to perform well, especially among adults 18-49, staying pretty much even from the week prior.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.2/9 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 9.90M to 9.91M
      • A18-49 – 4.2/10 to 4.1/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: 24 (8.5/12 HH rating, 14.05M viewers, 5.4/12 A18-49 rating) held firm from last week and was able to pull ahead of Heroes among households and viewers. Adults 18-49 was a different matter as the freshman show still has a lead in that category.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.6/12 to 8.5/12
      • Viewers – 14.44M to 14.05M
      • A18-49 – 5.4/12 to 5.4/12

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 7.1/11 household rating, 10.65 million total viewers and a 3.2/8 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.0/14 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.16M viewers [#1]
    • 4.6/11 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • CBS aired an entire night of repeats, and considering that, did pretty well. It was able to manage a strong third place across the line, just slightly out of reach from NBC and Fox.
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of How I Met Your Mother (5.0/8 HH rating, 7.72M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating) and The Class (4.3/6 HH rating, 6.57M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 PM and 9:30 p.m.: Repeats of Two and a Half Men (8.2/12 HH rating, 12.68M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (6.8/10 HH rating, 10.10M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: CBS then ended the evening with a repeat of CSI: Miami (9.1/15 HH rating, 13.43M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating).

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.1/8 household rating, 7.48 million total viewers and a 3.1/8 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.2/8 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.77M viewers [#4]
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Hot of the heels of its renewal, Wife Swap (5.5/8 HH rating, 7.99M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating) continues to be a strong performer for ABC, especially among the key adults 18-49 demo.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.8/9 to 5.5/8
      • Viewers – 8.84M to 7.99M
      • A18-49 – 3.5/9 to 3.2/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Also recently renewed, Supernanny (5.8/9 HH rating, 8.74M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating) stayed firm from the week prior.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 5.8/9
      • Viewers – 9.08M to 8.74M
      • A18-49 – 3.6/8 to 3.5/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: What About Brian (4.0/6 HH rating, 5.71M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating) continues to be a sort spot on the night for ABC. One slight positive was the increase from the week prior and a better than average performance among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 5.40M to 5.71M
      • A18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.7/7

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.8/3 household rating, 2.43 million total viewers and a 1.1/3 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.7/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.44M viewers [#5]
    • 1.1/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 and 8:30 p.m.: New episodes of Everybody Hates Chris (1.9/3 HH rating, 2.76M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating) and All of Us (1.7/2 HH rating, 2.36M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating) failed to garner much of an audience.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Everybody Hates Chris):
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.9/3
      • Viewers – 2.85M to 2.76M
      • A18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.1/3
    • Week-to-week numbers (All of Us):
      • Households – 1.7/2 to
      • Viewers – 2.45M to 2.36M
      • A18-49 – 1.1/2 to 1.0/3
  • 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.: Girlfriends (1.7/2 HH rating, 2.35M viewers, 1.0/2 A18-49 rating) and The Game (1.7/2 HH rating, 2.26M viewers, 1.1/2 A18-49 rating) were also unable to get many eyeballs tuning in for yet another weak evening of programming on The CW.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.6/2 to 1.7/2
      • Viewers – 2.23M to 2.35M
      • A18-49 – 1.1/2 to 1.0/2
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.6/2 to 1.7/2
      • Viewers – 2.24M to 2.26M
      • A18-49 – 1.1/2 to 1.1/2

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.