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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, April 5, 2007

While ABC rests Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy, CBS has no trouble winning the evening.

Note: Analysis of the ratings will be edited in at a later time.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 10.3/17 household rating, 16.70 million viewers and a 4.9/14 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.6/18 HH rating [#1]
    • 16.97M viewers [#1]
    • 5.3/15 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Fiji (7.9/14 HH rating, 13.27M viewers, 4.2/13 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.1/14 to 7.9/14
      • Viewers – 13.71M to 13.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.5/14 to 4.2/13
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (12.9/21 HH rating, 21.55M viewers, 6.6/18 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 14.0/22 to 12.9/21
      • Viewers – 22.71M to 21.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.2/19 to 6.6/18
  • 10:00 p.m.: Shark (9.9/17 HH rating, 15.27M viewers, 4.0/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.6/17 to 9.9/17
      • Viewers – 14.49M to 15.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/12 to 4.0/11

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 5.1/9 household rating and 7.44 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.5/7 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.8/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.37M viewers [#1]
    • 3.1/9 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ugly Betty (4.4/8 HH rating, 6.18M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Ugly Betty-REPEAT):
      • Households – 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 7.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: A Grey’s Anatomy repeat (5.8/9 HH rating, 8.40M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Grey’s Anatomy-REPEAT):
      • Households – 6.5/10
      • Viewers – 9.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: October Road (5.2/9 HH rating, 7.74M viewers, 3.0/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.3/14 to 5.7/10 to 5.2/9
      • Viewers – 12.29M to 8.24M to 7.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/14 to 3.5/10 to 3.0/9

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 4.5/8 household rating and 7.40 million viewers, but was a stronger second among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/8 HH rating [#1]
    • 7.46M viewers [#1]
    • 2.8/8 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m. : Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (6.0/10 HH rating, 10.20M viewers, 3.5/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.3/11 to 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 10.59M to 10.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11 to 3.5/11
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Family Guy (2.9/5 HH rating, 4.60M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Family Guy-REPEAT 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
    • Last weeks numbers (Family Guy-REPEAT 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating, 5.13 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.1/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.72M viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/7 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 & 8:43 p.m.: Special extended editions of The Office (4.3/8 HH rating, 6.74M viewers, 3.2/10 A18-49 rating) and 30 Rock (3.5/6 HH rating, 5.37M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (The Office — 2/22/2007):
      • Households – 5.0/7 to 4.3/8
      • Viewers – 8.25M to 6.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 to 3.2/10
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (30 Rock — 2/22/2007 — 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.1/5 to 3.5/6
      • Viewers - 4.61M to 5.37M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/5 to 2.5/7
    • Last weeks numbers (The Office-REPEAT 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.3/6
      • Viewers – 4.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/7
    • Last weeks numbers (The Office-REPEAT 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 5.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7
  • 9:23 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.: Scrubs (3.2/5 HH rating, 4.89M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating) and Andy Barker, P.I. (2.6/4 HH rating, 4.07M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Scrubs – 3/22/2007 — 9:00 p.m.)
      • Households – 4.0/6 to 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 6.44M to 4.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 2.4/7
    • Week-to-week numbers (Andy Barker, P.I. — 9:30 p.m.)
      • Households – 2.6/4 to 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 4.16M to 4.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.7/5
    • Last weeks numbers (The Office-REPEAT9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8
    • Last weeks numbers (The Office-REPEAT — 10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7
  • 10:30 p.m.: A repeat of My Name Is Earl (2.5/5 HH rating, 3.76M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating) ended the evening for NBC.
    • Last weeks numbers (The Office-REPEAT — 10:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7

The CW was left then in fifth place earning a 1.5/2 household rating, 2.28 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.6/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.52M viewers [#5]
    • 1.0/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • The CW programmed repeats of Smallville and Supernatural.
  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville (1.7/3 HH rating, 2.58M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.3/2 HH rating, 1.98M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating).

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, unless otherwise noted. 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 “CSI” will be reported next week (Thursday, April 12, 2007).

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