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Broadcast TV Ratings for the Week Ending 4/15/2007

CBS and Fox once again share the top spot for the week, with CBS taking first among households and viewers and Fox first among adults 18-49.

Compared to the year prior, CBS was down 1% among total households, down 1% among viewers and down 6% among adults 18-49. FOX was up 7% among total households, up 8% among total viewers and up 4% among adults 18-49. ABC was even among 19% among total households, down 4% among total viewers and down 10% among adults 18-49. NBC was down 14% among total households, down 15% among total viewers and down 15% among adults 18-49. And finally The CW was down 4% among total households, down 3% among total viewers and down 4% among adults 18-49 (all compared against the averages of UPN and The WB).

CBS finished in first place with a 7.3/12 rating among households (8.09 million), a 4.0/11 rating among viewers (11.29 million) and third among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/9 rating (4.01 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 7.3/12 household rating, 8.13 million households – [#1]
    • 4.1/11 person 2+ rating, 11.51 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 3.2/9 A18-49 rating – 4.22 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Last Year (April 10-16, 2006):
    • 7.4/13 household rating, 8.19 million households – [#1]
    • 4.1/11 person 2+ rating, 11.40 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 3.3/10 A18-49 rating – 4.25 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Top program
    • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
      • 13.5/21 HH Rating, 15.093M households – [#3]
      • 7.8 P2+ Rating, 22.181M viewers – [#3]
      • 6.7/17 A18-49 Rating, 8.729M demo viewers – [#4]

FOX followed in second for the week with a 6.2/10 rating among households (6.91 million), a 3.6/9 rating among viewers (10.33 million) and a first place 4.0/11 rating among adults 18-49 (5.22 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 5.9/10 household rating, 6.55 million households – [#3]
    • 3.4/9 person 2+ rating, 9.66 million viewers – [#2]
    • 3.8/11 A18-49 rating – 4.94 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Last Year (April 10-16, 2006):
    • 5.9/10 household rating, 6.46 million households – [#3]
    • 3.4/9 person 2+ rating, 9.55 million viewers – [#3]
    • 4.0/12 A18-49 rating – 5.18 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Top program
    • American Idol – Wednesday
      • 16.5/25 HH Rating, 18.366M households – [#1]
      • 10.1 P2+ Rating, 28.559M viewers – [#1]
      • 11.1/27 A18-49 Rating, 14.537M demo viewers – [#1]

ABC finished in third place with a 6.1/10 rating among households (6.75 million), a 3.3/9 rating among viewers (9.31 million) and second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/9 rating (4.05 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.1/10 household rating, 6.77 million households – [#2]
    • 3.3/9 person 2+ rating, 9.32 million total viewers – [#3]
    • 3.0/9 A18-49 rating – 3.96 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Last Year (April 10-16, 2006):
    • 6.1/10 household rating, 6.74 million households – [#2]
    • 3.5/9 person 2+ rating, 9.70 million total viewers – [#2]
    • 3.4/10 A18-49 rating – 4.48 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Top Program
    • Dancing With the Stars-MON
      • 12.2/19 HH Rating, 13.607M households – [#5]
      • 6.6 P2+ Rating, 18.838M viewers – [#5]
      • 4.8/13 A18-49 Rating, 6.334M demo viewers – [#8]
        • Desperate Housewives was the networks top-rated show in this demo, with a 6.4/15 A18-49 Rating, 8.310M demo viewers – [#5].

NBC followed in fourth for the week among households with a 4.5/8 rating (5.03 million), a 2.4/6 rating among viewers (6.81 million) and a 2.2/6 rating among adults 18-49 (2.91 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/8 household rating, 5.22 million households – [#4]
    • 2.5/7 person 2+ rating, 7.07 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating – 2.87 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Last Year (April 10-16, 2006):
    • 5.3/9 household rating, 5.84 million households – [#4]
    • 2.8/8 person 2+ rating, 7.99 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 2.6/8 A18-49 rating – 3.42 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Top Program
    • Deal or No Deal-MON
      • 6.8/11 HH Rating, 7.613M households – [#24]
      • 3.9 P2+ Rating, 11.037M viewers – [#23]
      • 3.1/9 A18-49 Rating, 4.061M demo viewers – [estimate]
        • The Office was the networks top-rated show in this demo, with a 4.1/11 A18-49 Rating, 5.376M demo viewers – [#16].

The CW finished in fifth for the week among households with a 1.7/3 rating (1.95 million), a 1.0/2 rating among viewers (2.70 million) and a 1.1/3 rating among adults 18-49 (1.43 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 1.7/3 household rating, 1.91 million households – [#5]
    • 0.9/2 person 2+ rating, 2.57 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.0/3 adults 18-49 rating – 1.37 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Last Year (on UPN — (April 10-16, 2006):
    • 1.8/3 household rating, 1.99 million households – [#6]
    • 1.0/3 person 2+ rating, 2.68 million total viewers – [#6]
    • 1.1/3 adults 18-49 rating – 1.42 million demo viewers – [#6]
  • Last Year (on The WB — (April 10-16, 2006):
    • 1.9/3 household rating, 2.08 million households – [#5]
    • 1.0/3 person 2+ rating, 2.89 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.2/3 adults 18-49 rating – 1.57 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Top Program
    • America’s Next Top Model
      • 3.7/6 household rating, 4.073M households – [#69]
      • 2.0 P2+ rating, 5.646M viewers – [#68]
      • 2.8/8 A18-49 Rating, 3.668M demo viewers (estimated)

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 4/9/2007 to 4/15/2007 in terms of viewers, households and adults 18-49.

Viewers
Person 2+ Rating, Total Viewers

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 10.1, 28,559,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 9.4, 26,775,000
  3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 7.8, 22,181,000
  4. House
    • 7.6, 21,568,000
  5. Dancing With the Stars
    • 6.6, 18,838,000
  6. Dancing With the Stars: Results Show
    • 6.1, 17,318,000
  7. Desperate Housewives
    • 5.8, 16,350,000
  8. CSI: Miami
    • 5.7, 16,108,000
  9. Shark
    • 5.1, 14,487,000
  10. NCIS
    • 5.0, 14,376,000

Households
Household Rating/Share, Total Households

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 16.5/25, 18,366,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 15.6/24, 17,328,000
  3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 13.5/21, 15,093,000
  4. House
    • 12.8/19, 14,282,000
  5. Dancing With the Stars
    • 12.2/19, 13,607,000
  6. Dancing With the Stars: Results Shows
    • 11.5/17, 12,780,000
  7. CSI: Miami
    • 10.5/18, 11,698,000
  8. Desperate Housewives
    • 10.5/16, 11,671,000
  9. Shark
    • 9.4/16, 10,427,000
  10. NCIS
    • 9.2/14, 10,205,000

Adults 18-49
A18-49 Rating/Share, Total Demo Viewers

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 11.1/27, 14,537,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 10.3/29, 13,460,000
  3. House
    • 8.8/22, 11,436,000
  4. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 6.7/17, 8,729,000
  5. Desperate Housewives
    • 6.4/15, 8,310,000
  6. Lost
    • 5.2/14, 6,821,000
  7. Grey’s Anatomy-SPECIAL
    • 5.0/13, 6,525,000
  8. Dancing With the Stars
    • 4.8/13, 6,334,000
  9. CSI: Miami
    • 4.7/13, 6,199,000
  10. King of Queens
    • 4.6/11, 5,988,000

For those interested in viewing a ratings list of television programs that aired in primetime last week on ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC and UNI, follow this link to be directed to the Los Angeles Times’ calendarlive.com writeup.

Source: Final Numbers data from Nielsen Media Research