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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Fox steamrolls the competition with another strong outing by American Idol as CBS (#2 among households), ABC (#2 among A18-49), NBC (#4 among households) and The CW (#5 for the night) are left way behind.

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

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 11.1/18 household rating, 18.04 million total viewers and a 6.7/18 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 10.7/17 rating [#1]
    • Viewers – 18.20 million [#1]
    • Adults 18-49 – 7.1/18 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Bones (5.3/9 HH rating, 8.92M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49).
    • Last weeks numbers (‘Til Death — 8:00 p.m.)
      • Households – 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8
    • Last weeks numbers (‘Til Death Season Finale– 8:30 p.m.)
      • Households – 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 8.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: An hour-long installment of American Idol (16.9/26 HH rating, 28.18M viewers, 10.9/27 A18-49).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 16.5/25 to 16.9/26
      • Viewers – 28.56M to 28.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 11.1/27 to 10.9/27

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 6.4/10 household rating and 9.77 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 7.3/12 rating [#2]
    • Viewers – 11.21 million [#2]
    • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Jericho (5.2/8 HH rating, 7.78M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.3/9 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 8.19M to 7.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 to 2.3/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Criminal Minds (6.8/10 HH rating, 10.48M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating) .
    • Last weeks numbers (Criminal Minds):
      • Households – 8.2/13
      • Viewers – 12.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: NY (7.2/12 HH rating, 11.05M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (CSI: NY)
      • Households – 8.4/14
      • Viewers – 12.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/9

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating and 7.46 million viewers, but was able to manage a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating in the key demo.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.7/8 rating [#3]
    • Viewers – 7.62 million [#3]
    • A18-49 – 3.0/8 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A new episode of According to Jim (4.6/8 HH rating, 6.69M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating) was followed by the time period debut of Notes From the Underbelly (4.4/7 HH rating, 6.57M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (According to Jim — 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 6.36M to 6.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.2/7
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Notes From the Underbelly — 4/12/2007 from 10:00-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.7/10 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 8.34M to 6.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 2.4/7
    • Last weeks numbers (George Lopez – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 6.36M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Lost (2.7/4 HH rating, 3.98M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (According to Jim-REPEAT – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.3/5 to 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 4.81M to 5.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.9/5
    • Last weeks numbers (In Case of Emergency – 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: Lost (7.2/12 HH rating, 11.75M viewers, 5.1/13 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/12 to 7.2/12
      • Viewers – 12.09M to 11.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/14 to 5.1/13

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating, 6.66 million viewers and a 2.3/6 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.5/7 rating [#4]
    • Viewers – 6.73 million [#4]
    • A18-49 – 2.1/6 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Thank God You’re Here (4.5/8 HH rating, 7.17M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Friday Night Lights Season Finale):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to
      • Viewers – 6.26M to M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to
  • 9:00 p.m.: Crossing Jordan (4.5/7 HH rating, 6.85M viewers, 2.1/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 6.22M to 6.85M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4 to 2.1/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Medium (4.0/7 HH rating, 5.96M viewers, 2.0/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Medium):
      • Households – 5.2/9
      • Viewers – 7.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

The CW finished in fifth place with a 2.9/5 household rating, 4.13 million viewers and a 2.0/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 2.9/5 rating [#5]
    • Viewers – 4.51 million [#5]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (3.6/6 HH rating, 5.19M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.7/6 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.65M to 5.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.6/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (2.2/3 HH rating, 3.07M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.1/3 to 2.2/3
      • Viewers – 3.38M to 3.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.5/4
    • Day-to-day numbers:
      • Households – 2.1/3 to 2.2/3
      • Viewers – 2.98M to 3.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 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 Wednesday, April 18, 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

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  • matt

    well done on your excellent work i livein the UK like to know how my fave shows are doing and this has to be the best site for US TV ratings especially given the ratings in Millions watching rather than the 198-49 demo crap.