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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, April 2, 2007

CBS and ABC share the win for Monday night, as Dancing With the Stars gives ABC the win among households and viewers, while the NCAA College Basketball Championship gives CBS the win among adults 18-49.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 9.9/16 household rating and 14.75 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 4.3/11 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.2/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 15.88M viewers [#1]
    • 4.9/13 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • The ratings for ABC (above and below) are based on FINALS.
  • 8:00-9:45 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (12.1/19 HH rating, 18.24M viewers, 4.8/13 A18-49 rating) remained a solid performer for ABC, despite the dip across the board from the week prior.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 13.0/20 to 12.1/19
      • Viewers – 21.80M to 18.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.9/15 to 4.8/13
  • 9:45-11:00 p.m.: The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman (6.9/11 HH rating, 9.86M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating) proved to be pretty compatible with its lead-in, managing to draw ratings much higher than its last season premiere back in October and posting retention rates much higher than last week’s What About Brian.
    • Season premiere comparison (10/2/2006):
      • Households – 5.4/8 to 6.9/11
      • Viewers – to 9.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.7/9
    • Week-to-week time slot numbers (What About Brian — 10:02-11:00):
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 6.9/11
      • Viewers – 6.79M to 9.86M
      • A18-49 – 2.8/8 to 3.7/9

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 8.9/14 household rating and 14.00 million viewers, but was able to post a first place rating among adults 18-49 with a 5.1/13.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 9.31M viewers [#2]
    • 3.1/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 PM and 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of How I Met Your Mother (5.4/9 HH rating, 8.02M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating) & Two and a Half Men (5.5/9 HH rating, 8.62M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating) drew ratings solid numbers given their repeat nature.
    • Last weeks numbers (How I Met Your Mother-REPEAT – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 5.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
    • Last weeks numbers (The New Adventures of Old Christine-REPEAT – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 5.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
  • The following ratings are based on FINALS.
  • 9:15 p.m.: NCAA Basketball Tournament (12.2/20 HH rating, 19.56M viewers, 7.2/19 A18-49 rating) were very strong for CBS. The game was up an impressive 2.02M viewers, 9% among households and 16% among adults 18-49 from last years final.
    • Year-to-year numbers (4/3/2006):
      • Households – 11.2/17 to 12.2/20
      • Viewers – 17.54M to 19.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.2/16 to 7.2/19
    • Last weeks numbers (Two and a Half Men-REPEAT – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.6/10
      • Viewers – 10.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/9
    • Last weeks numbers (Rules of Engagement-REPEAT – 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 7.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7
    • Last weeks numbers (CSI: Miami-REPEAT – 10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 8.9/15
      • Viewers – 13.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10

Fox finished tied for third among households with a 5.8/9 household rating and alone in third among viewers (9.43 million) and among adults 18-49 (3.8/10 rating).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/9 HH rating [#3]
    • 10.01M viewers [#2]
    • 4.1/10 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season finale of Prison Break (5.0/8 HH rating, 8.01M viewers, 3.4/10 A18-49 rating) failed to give any sort of boost for the series. It did not, however, dip much from last weeks episode. There was though quite a decline from last years finale. The episode was down 2.23M viewers, 22% among households and 24% among adults 18-49 from last year.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.24M to 8.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/10 to 3.4/10
    • Season finale comparison (5/15/2006):
      • Households – 6.4/10 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 10.24M to 8.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/11 to 3.4/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: 24 (6.5/10 HH rating, 10.85M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating) drew below average numbers, dipping nearly 1M viewers (930,000), 10% among households and 9% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/11 to 6.5/10
      • Viewers – 11.78M to 10.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.7/11 to 4.3/11

NBC followed tied for third among households with a 5.8/9 household rating, but was fourth among viewers (9.23 million) and among adults 18-49 (2.8/7 rating).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH rating [#t3]
    • 9.53M viewers [#3]
    • 3.2/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NBC smartly programmed a new episode of Deal or No Deal (7.1/12 HH rating, 11.88M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating) an hour early this week, in order to avoid basketball and maximize the networks overall ratings for the evening.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Deal or No Deal-REPEAT)
      • Households – 7.1/11 to 7.1/12
      • Viewers – 10.98M to 11.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.2/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by repeat episode of Deal or No Deal (6.7/10 HH rating, 10.95M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating) which was solid given its repeat nature.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Deal or No Deal-NEW):
      • Households – 7.6/11 to 6.7/10
      • Viewers – 12.18M to 10.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 to 3.3/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Black Donnelly’s (3.7/6 HH rating, 5.42M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating) continues its downward trend. Loss week-to-week wasn’t too significant, but this show is all but over with NBC’s announcement of ‘Wedding Crashers’ replacing it on the schedule in the coming weeks.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.8/7 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.43M to 5.42M
      • A18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.0/5

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.3/2 household rating, 1.74 million viewers and a 0.8/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.8/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.58M viewers [#5]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • The CW decided to air an entire night of repeats, and there isn’t much to be said about the incredibly low ratings. Sure they’re repeats, but The CW can’t be happy with episodes unable to hit the 2M mark.
  • 8:00 and 8:30 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (1.3/2 HH rating, 1.81M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating) and All of Us (1.2/2 HH rating, 1.73M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Everybody Hates Chris-NEW):
      • Households – 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3
    • Last week’s numbers (All of Us-NEW):
      • Households – 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3
  • 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.: Girlfriends (1.3/2 HH rating, 1.67M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating) and The Game (1.3/2 HH rating, 1.73M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Girlfriends-NEW):
      • Households – 1.9/3
      • Viewers – 2.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3
    • Last week’s numbers (The Game-NEW):
      • Households – 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3

Note: Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) are based on final nationals. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. The final rating for episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonights episode of “Dancing With the Stars” will be reported next week (Monday, April 9, 2007).

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

  • jc

    prison break ratings dropped because of the ncaa national championship games… what a dumb comparison to last years finale… idiots

  • jc

    prison break ratings dropped because of the ncaa national championship games… what a dumb comparison to last years finale… idiots

  • First off, it’s idiot not idiots. There is only one of me on this site. ;)

    True it was going up against the tournament (the championship none the less), but it’s still worth noting how much stronger last year’s finale was to this year’s (even though they aired in different months).

    Here is a comparison between the penultimate episode and the season finale for both years:

    Season 1
    Households – 5.6/9 to 6.4/10 (+14%)
    Viewers – 9.13M to 10.24M (+12%)
    Adults 18-49 – 4.0 to 4.5 (+12.5%)

    Season 2
    Households – 5.2/8 to 5.0/8 (-4%)
    Viewers – 8.24M to 8.12M (-1%)
    Adults 18-49 – 3.5 to 3.4 (-3%)

    Above ratings are the FINALS

    As you can see, there was quite a nice boost of audience for the finale last year. The same thing did not happen this year.

    I’m not saying it performed poorly (the rating is still strong overall), I’m just saying it has lost a few viewers over the course of the season.

    Thanks for checking out the site and taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you enjoy it.

  • First off, it’s idiot not idiots. There is only one of me on this site. ;)

    True it was going up against the tournament (the championship none the less), but it’s still worth noting how much stronger last year’s finale was to this year’s (even though they aired in different months).

    Here is a comparison between the penultimate episode and the season finale for both years:

    Season 1
    Households – 5.6/9 to 6.4/10 (+14%)
    Viewers – 9.13M to 10.24M (+12%)
    Adults 18-49 – 4.0 to 4.5 (+12.5%)

    Season 2
    Households – 5.2/8 to 5.0/8 (-4%)
    Viewers – 8.24M to 8.12M (-1%)
    Adults 18-49 – 3.5 to 3.4 (-3%)

    Above ratings are the FINALS

    As you can see, there was quite a nice boost of audience for the finale last year. The same thing did not happen this year.

    I’m not saying it performed poorly (the rating is still strong overall), I’m just saying it has lost a few viewers over the course of the season.

    Thanks for checking out the site and taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you enjoy it.

  • I am so mad they moved 24 and now the ratings SUCK!!! It used to be such a great show… it is lacking creativity on the writers part this season. I hope it comes back stronger next year.. IF THERE IS A NEXT YEAR!!!

  • I am so mad they moved 24 and now the ratings SUCK!!! It used to be such a great show… it is lacking creativity on the writers part this season. I hope it comes back stronger next year.. IF THERE IS A NEXT YEAR!!!