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Broadcast TV Ratings for the Week of 2/12-2/18/2007

CBS takes another week among households and viewers, while American Idol (the week’s top rated show across the board) gives FOX the win for the week among the key A18-49 demographic.

Compared to the year prior, CBS was up 19% among total households, up 21% among total viewers and up 13% among adults 18-49. FOX was up 15% among total households, up 18% among total viewers and up 17% among adults 18-49. ABC was down 15% among total households, down 16% among total viewers and down 14% among adults 18-49. NBC was down 52% among total households, 52% among total viewers and 50% among adults 18-49 (only because they aired the Olympics this time last year). Compared to the average of UPN and The WB last season, The CW was up 9% among total households, 10% among total viewers and 10% among adults 18-49.


CBS was first for the week in households (7.8/13 rating, 8.72 million) and total viewers (4.3/11 rating, 12.28 million) but was third among adults 18-49 (3.5/9 rating, 4.54 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 8.8/14 household rating, 9.85 million households – [#1]
    • 4.9/12 person 2+ rating, 13.98 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 4.5/12 A18-49 rating – 5.84 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Last Year (February 13 – February 19, 2006):
    • 6.7/10 household rating, 7.33 million households – [#3]
    • 3.6/9 person 2+ rating, 10.15 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 3.1/8 A18-49 rating – 4.00 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Top program
    • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
      • 13.8/20 HH Rating, 15.323M households – [#5]
      • 8.0 P2+ Rating, 22.707M viewers – [#5]
      • 7.3/17 A18-49 Rating, 9.511M demo viewers – [#5]

FOX was second for the week in households (7.2/11 rating, 7.97 million) and total viewers (4.3/11 rating, 12.22 million) but thanks in most part to American Idol came in first place among adults 18-49 (5.0/13 rating, 6.59 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/11 household rating, 7.75 million households – [#2]
    • 4.2/10 person 2+ rating, 11.85 million viewers – [#2]
    • 4.9/12 A18-49 rating – 6.36 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Last Year (February 13 – February 19, 2006):
    • 6.3/10 household rating, 6.93 million households – [#4]
    • 3.7/9 person 2+ rating, 10.39 million viewers – [#3]
    • 4.4/11 A18-49 rating – 5.65 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Top program
    • American Idol – Tuesday
      • 17.4/25 HH Rating, 19.354M households – [#1]
      • 11.0 P2+ Rating, 31.195M viewers – [#1]
      • 13.0/31 A18-49 Rating, 17.009M demo viewers- [#1]

ABC was third for the week in households (6.1/10 rating, 6.80 million) and total viewers (3.4/8 rating, 9.56 million) but managed to barely slip by CBS for second among adults 18-49 (3.6/10 rating, 4.73 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 5.7/9 household rating, 6.37 million households – [#4]
    • 3.1/8 person 2+ rating, 8.82 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 rating – 3.94 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Last Year (February 13 – February 19, 2006):
    • 7.3/11 household rating, 7.99 million households – [#2]
    • 4.1/10 person 2+ rating, 11.43 million total viewers – [#2]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating – 5.53 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Top Program
    • Grey’s Anatomy
      • 16.0/23 HH Rating, 17.809M households – [#3]
      • 9.1 P2+ Rating, 25.759M viewers – [#4]
      • 10.8/25 A18-49 Rating, 14.086M demo viewers – [#4]

NBC was fourth for the week in households (5.6/9 rating, 6.22 million), total viewers (3.0/8 rating, 8.64 million) and among adults 18-49 (3.0/8 rating, 3.86 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.6/11 household rating, 7.35 million households – [#2]
    • 3.6/9 person 2+ rating, 10.24 million total viewers – [#2]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating – 4.98 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Last Year (February 13 – February 19, 2006):
    • 11.7/18 household rating, 12.90 million households – [#1]
    • 6.9/17 person 2+ rating, 19.41 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 5.9/15 A18-49 rating – 7.66 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Top Program
    • Deal or No Deal – Monday
      • 10.0/15 HH Rating, 11.167M households – [#8]
      • 5.7 P2+ Rating, 16.066M viewers – [#9]
      • 4.6/12 A18-49 Rating, 6.004M demo viewers – [#19]
        • Heroes was the networks highest rated program in this key demo (6.3/14 A18-49 rating, 7.545M demo viewers – [#9])

The CW was fifth for the week in households (2.2/3 rating, 2.47 million), total viewers (1.2/3 rating, 3.44 million) and among Adults 18-49 (1.4/4 rating, 1.83 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/3 household rating, 2.46 million households – [#5]
    • 1.2/3 person 2+ rating, 3.40 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.3/3 adults 18-49 rating – 1.76 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Last Year — The WB (February 13 – December 19, 2006):
    • 2.4/4 household rating, 2.64 million households – [#5]
    • 1.3/3 person 2+ rating, 3.66 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.6/4 adults 18-49 rating – 2.05 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Last Year — UPN (February 13 – December 19, 2006):
    • 1.7/3 household rating, 1.88 million households – [#6]
    • 0.9/2 person 2+ rating, 2.57 million total viewers – [#6]
    • 1.0/2 adults 18-49 rating – 1.28 million demo viewers – [#6]
  • Top Program
    • “Friday Night Smackdown”
      • 3.0/5 HH rating
      • 1.7 P2+ rating, 4.783M viewers – [#93]
      • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 2/12/2007 to 2/18/2007 in terms of viewers, households and adults 18-49.

Viewers
Person 2+ Rating, Total Viewers

  1. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 11.0, 31,195,000
  2. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 10.2, 28,891,000
  3. House
    • 9.2, 25,993,000
  4. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 9.1, 25,759,000
  5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 8.0, 22,707,000
  6. CSI: Miami
    • 7.0, 19,904,000
  7. Desperate Housewives
    • 6.5, 18,510,000
  8. Daytona 500 – Winner’s Circle
    • 5.8, 16,395,000
  9. Survivor: Fiji
    • 5.7, 16,081,000
  10. Deal or No Deal – Monday
    • 5.7, 16,066,000

Households
Household Rating/Share, Total Households

  1. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 17.4/25, 19,354,000
  2. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 16.2/24, 18,045,000
  3. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 16.0/23, 17,809,000
  4. House
    • 14.8/22, 16,469,000
  5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 13.8/20, 15,323,000
  6. CSI: Miami
    • 12.7/21, 14,093,000
  7. Desperate Housewives
    • 11.7/18, 13,060,000
  8. Deal or No Deal
    • 10.0/15, 11,167,000
  9. Two and a Half Men
    • 10.0/14, 11,099,000
  10. Shark
    • 9.8/16, 10,909,000

Adults 18-49
Adult 18-49 Rating, Total Demo Viewers

  1. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 13.0/31, 17,009,000
  2. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 12.2/29, 15,998,000
  3. House
    • 11.2/25, 14,576,000
  4. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 10.8/25, 14,086,000
  5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 7.3/17, 9,511,000
  6. Desperate Housewives
    • 7.0/17, 9,179,000
  7. Daytona 500 – Winner’s Circle
    • 6.5/20, 8,466,000
  8. CSI: Miami
    • 6.5/17, 8,449,000
  9. Heroes
    • 6.3/14, 8,186,000
  10. Lost
    • 5.7/15, 7,380,000


Source: Final Numbers data from Nielsen Media Research