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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fox wins the night with its powerhouse duo of American Idol and House.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 14.3/22 household rating, 24.21 million total viewers and a 9.5/25 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 14.2/22 HH rating [#1]
    • 24.17M viewers [#1]
    • 9.5/25 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (15.1/24 HH rating, 25.86M viewers, 9.9/27 A18-49).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 15.6/24 to 15.1/24
      • Viewers – 26.77M to 25.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 10.3/29 to 9.9/27
  • 9:00 p.m.: House (13.6/20 HH rating, 22.57M viewers, 9.1/22 A18-49).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 12.8/19 to 13.6/20
      • Viewers – 21.57M to 22.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.8/22 to 9.1/22

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.8/12 household rating, 11.47 million viewers and a 3.1/8 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.9/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.71M viewers [#3]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars Recap Show (4.8/8 HH rating, 6.89M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Dancing With the Stars: Recap):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 7.57M to 6.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: Results Show (10.9/17 HH rating, 16.17M viewers, 4.1/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.5/17 to 10.9/17
      • Viewers – 17.31M to 16.17M
      • A18-49 – 4.2/11 to 4.1/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: A special presentation of Primetime (7.8/13 HH rating, 11.34M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Boston Legal):
      • Households – 6.9/12
      • Viewers – 10.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 5.5/9 household rating, 8.32 million viewers, and a 2.1/6 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.5/12 HH rating [#3]
    • 11.57M viewers [#2]
    • 3.0/8 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (7.3/11 HH rating, 11.15M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (NCIS):
      • Households – 9.2/14
      • Viewers – 14.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of The Unit (4.7/7 HH rating, 7.32M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (The Unit):
      • Households – 6.6/10
      • Viewers – 10.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: A special presentation of 48 Hours Mystery (4.4/7 HH rating, 6.49M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Criminal Minds-REPEAT)
      • Households – 6.7/11
      • Viewers – 9.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.5/7 household rating, 6.30 million viewers and a 1.8/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.34M viewers [#4]
    • 2.1/5 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (3.6/6 HH rating, 5.08M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.03M to 5.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.6/5
  • The rest of NBC’s night was filled with reruns, with Special Victims Unit performing the best of the two.
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (4.0/6 HH rating, 5.51M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Law & Order: Criminal IntentREPEAT):
      • Households – 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 5.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (5.8/9 HH rating, 8.32M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT):
      • Households – 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 8.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.5/2 household rating, 2.21 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating among adults 18-49

  • Last Week:
    • 1.5/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.23M viewers [#5]
    • 0.9/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM: After a long break, Gilmore Girls (2.7/4 HH rating, 3.83M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating) returned .
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (3/16/2007):
      • Households – 3.0/5 to 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 4.47M to 3.83M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.7/5
    • Last weeks numbers (Gilmore GirlsREPEAT)
      • Households – 1.2/2
      • Viewers – 1.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2
  • 9:00 PM: Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (2.1/3 HH rating, 3.00M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 2.1/3
      • Viewers – 2.72M to 3.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.5/4

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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

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