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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Fox has no trouble overtaking its competition on Tuesday night, as the network outrates the combined totals of the other four networks among adults 18-49.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 13.9/22 household rating, 23.33 million total viewers and a 9.4/25 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 14.1/22 HH rating [#1]
    • 24.49M viewers [#1]
    • 10.0/27 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (15.3/25 HH rating, 25.65M viewers, 9.9/28 A18-49) was down slightly from last weeks episode, especially among adults 18-49, but was still a very strong first place for the evening across the board.
    • Week-to-week numbers (vs. 8:00-9:07 p.m.):
      • Households – 16.2/26 to 15.3/25
      • Viewers – 28.18M to 25.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 11.0/30 to 9.9/28
  • 9:00 p.m.: House (12.5/19 HH rating, 21.01M viewers, 8.9/22 A18-49) showed good consistency, as it was able to build slightly upon last weeks ratings among most categories.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (vs. 9:07-10:07 p.m.):
      • Households – 12.1/19 to 12.5/19
      • Viewers – 20.80M to 21.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.0/23 to 8.9/22

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.8/11 household rating, 10.51 million viewers and a 2.9/8 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.7/9 HH rating [#4]
    • 8.59M viewers [#4]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (8.7/14 HH rating, 13.67M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating) returned a bit weaker than where it left off a few weeks ago. The show was down 2.02M viewers, 11% among households and 11% among adults 18-49. Still though, given its stiff competition (‘Idol’) this is a strong performance.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (3/20/2007):
      • Households – 9.8/15 to 8.7/14
      • Viewers – 15.69M to 13.67M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.3/9
    • Last weeks numbers (NCIS-REPEAT):
      • Households – 7.0/11
      • Viewers – 10.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Unit (6.2/10 HH rating, 9.87M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating) was also down from its last newly aired episode. Declines were similar to its lead-in (-2.10M viewers, 14% among households and 12% adults 18-49).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (3/20/2007):
      • Households – 7.2/11 to 6.2/10
      • Viewers – 11.97M to 9.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 2.9/7
    • Last weeks numbers (The Unit-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.8/7
      • Viewers – 7.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: Miami (5.5/9 HH rating, 7.98M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating) ended the evening for CBS in second place for the hour among households and viewers, and third among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week time slot numbers (Shark-REPEAT)
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 7.59M to 7.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.5/7

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.6/11 household rating and 9.75 million viewers, and tied for third place among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.4/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.14M viewers [#2]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Repeats of George Lopez (3.3/5 HH rating, 4.50M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating) and According to Jim (3.1/5 HH rating, 4.47M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating) were well down from last weeks recap episode, though that was to be excepted to a certain extent.
    • Last weeks numbers (Dancing With the Stars: Recap Show):
      • Households – 6.5/10
      • Viewers – 9.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (9.8/15 HH rating, 14.63M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating) failed to match last weeks strong ratings. The show shed 3.30M viewers, 16% of its household audience and 18% of its A18-49 audience. We’ll soon see if this is a trend, or just a weak one-time thing. Regardless, this is still a strong rating.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.6/18 to 9.8/15
      • Viewers – 17.93M to 14.63M
      • A18-49 – 4.5/11 to 3.7/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: Boston Legal (6.8/11 HH rating, 10.09M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating) returned after a week off and gave ABC some good news, as it improved the time slot dramatically from last weeks failed reality launch (and canceled) of The Great American Dream Vote.  And a note on the episode.  What an amazing hour huh?  Definitely one of most favorite episodes out of the entire run of the series, and most certainly the best thus far this year.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (3/20/2007):
      • Households – 6.1/10 to 6.8/11
      • Viewers – 9.14M to 10.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.7/7
    • Week-to-week time slot numbers (vs. The Great American Dream Vote):
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 6.8/11
      • Viewers – 5.88M to 10.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.7/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.6/9 household rating and 8.03 million viewers, but managed to hold to tie ABC for third among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating in that key demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.4/10 HH rating [#3]
    • 9.18M viewers [#3]
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 rating [#2
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.1/7 HH rating, 5.75M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating) remained even from the week prior, but was NBC’s weakest offering of the evening.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 5.84M to 5.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (5.1/8 HH rating, 7.19M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating) took quite a dip from last week, down 1.66M viewers, 16% among households and 15% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.1/9 to 5.1/8
      • Viewers – 8.85M to 7.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 2.3/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: In what appears to be a trend this evening, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (7.6/13 HH rating, 11.16M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating) also went through a week-to-week decline. The show was off 1.70M viewers, 16% among households and 7% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.0/16 to 7.6/13
      • Viewers – 12.86M to 11.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/12 to 4.0/11

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.6/3 household rating, 2.20 million viewers and a 0.9/2 rating among adults 18-49

  • Last Week:
    • 1.6/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.29M viewers [#5]
    • 1.0/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM: A repeat of Gilmore Girls (1.4/2 HH rating, 1.95M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating) opened the evening for The CW with a barely visible rating.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Gilmore Girls-REPEAT)
      • Households – 1.3/2 to 1.4/2
      • Viewers – 1.91M to 1.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.8/2 to 0.7/2
  • 9:00 PM: Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (1.8/3 HH rating, 2.55M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating) was down slightly from last weeks episode, showing the most decline among adults 18-49 (-17%). Positively though, the show improved from its lead-in by 600,000 viewers, 29% among households and 43% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.67M to 2.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.0/3

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 (Tuesday, April 10, 2007).

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