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Broadcast TV Ratings for the Week Ending 4/22/2007

Fox takes the overall win for the week with a first place finish among viewers and adults 18-49.

Compared to the year prior, CBS was down 18% among total households, down 19% among viewers and down 20% among adults 18-49. FOX was up 4% among total households, up 4% among total viewers and down 3% among adults 18-49. ABC was down 19% among total households, down 20% among total viewers and down 17% among adults 18-49. NBC was down 11% among total households, down 12% among total viewers and down 11% among adults 18-49. And finally, The CW was up 5% among total households, up 3% among total viewers and even among adults 18-49 (all compared against the averages of UPN and The WB).

CBS finished in first place with a 6.3/11 rating among households (7.05 million), was second among viewers with a 3.4/9 rating (9.62 million) and third among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/7 rating (3.40 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 7.3/12 household rating, 8.09 million households – [#1]
    • 4.0/11 person 2+ rating, 11.29 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 3.1/9 A18-49 rating – 4.01 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Last Year (April 17-23, 2006):
    • 7.8/13 household rating, 8.59 million households – [#1]
    • 4.2/11 person 2+ rating, 11.85 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating – 4.24 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Top program
    • CSI: Miami
      • 10.1/17 HH Rating, 15.356M households – [#8]
      • 5.4 P2+ Rating, 15.356M viewers – [#8]
      • 4.8/12 A18-49 Rating, 6.222M demo viewers – [#8]

FOX followed in second for the week with a 6.3/11 rating among households (6.98 million), first among viewers with a 3.6/10 rating (10.26 million) and first among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/12 rating (5.14 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 household rating, 6.91 million households – [#2]
    • 3.6/9 person 2+ rating, 10.33 million viewers – [#2]
    • 4.0/11 A18-49 rating – 5.22 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Last Year (April 17-23, 2006):
    • 6.1/10 household rating, 6.70 million households – [#2]
    • 3.5/9 person 2+ rating, 9.84 million viewers – [#2]
    • 4.1/12 A18-49 rating – 5.29 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Top program
    • American Idol – Wednesday
      • 17.2/26 HH Rating, 19.115M households – [#1]
      • 10.2 P2+ Rating, 28.929M viewers – [#1]
      • 11.2/28 A18-49 Rating, 14.681M demo viewers – [#1]

ABC finished in third place with a 6.2/10 rating among households (6.92 million), a 3.3/9 rating among viewers (9.48 million) and second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating (4.28 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.1/10 household rating, 6.75 million households – [#3]
    • 3.3/9 person 2+ rating, 9.31 million total viewers – [#3]
    • 3.1/9 A18-49 rating – 4.05 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Last Year (April 17-23, 2006):
    • 5.3/9 household rating, 5.80 million households – [#3]
    • 2.8/8 person 2+ rating, 7.88 million total viewers – [#3]
    • 2.8/8 A18-49 rating – 3.67 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Top Program
    • Grey’s Anatomy
      • 13.7/21 HH Rating, 15.230M households – [#3]
      • 7.5 P2+ Rating, 21.125M viewers – [#4]
      • 8.7/23 A18-49 Rating, 11.299M demo viewers – [#4]

NBC followed in fourth for the week among households with a 4.2/7 rating (4.65 million), a 2.2/6 rating among viewers (6.24 million) and a 2.1/6 rating among adults 18-49 (2.72 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/8 household rating, 5.03 million households – [#4]
    • 2.4/6 person 2+ rating, 6.81 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating – 2.91 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Last Year (April 17-23, 2006):
    • 4.7/8 household rating, 5.21 million households – [#4]
    • 2.5/7 person 2+ rating, 7.10 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 2.4/7 A18-49 rating – 3.06 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Top Program
    • Deal or No Deal-MON
      • 7.1/11 HH Rating, 7.613M households – [#17]
      • 3.9 P2+ Rating, 11.037M viewers – [#17]
      • 3.3/9 A18-49 Rating, 4.323M demo viewers – [#18]
        • E.R. was the networks top-rated show in this demo, with a 3.8/11 A18-49 Rating, 4.979M demo viewers – [#16].

The CW finished in fifth for the week among households with a 2.0/3 rating (2.24 million), a 1.1/3 rating among viewers (3.02 million) and a 1.3/4 rating among adults 18-49 (1.65 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 1.7/3 household rating, 1.95 million households – [#5]
    • 1.0/2 person 2+ rating, 2.70 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.1/3 adults 18-49 rating – 1.43 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Last Year (on UPN — (April 17-23, 2006):
    • 1.9/3 household rating, 2.07 million households – [#6]
    • 1.0/3 person 2+ rating, 2.86 million total viewers – [#6]
    • 1.2/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.61 million demo viewers – [#6]
  • Last Year (on The WB — (April 17-23, 2006):
    • 2.0/3 household rating, 2.18 million households – [#5]
    • 1.1/3 person 2+ rating, 2.99 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.3/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.68 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Top Program
    • America’s Next Top Model
      • 3.6/6 household rating – [#70]
      • 1.8 P2+ rating, 5.199M viewers – [#70]
      • 2.6/8 A18-49 rating

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 4/16/2007 to 4/22/2007 in terms of viewers, households and adults 18-49.

Viewers
Person 2+ Rating, Total Viewers

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 10.2, 28,929,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 9.4, 26,548,000
  3. House
    • 7.9, 22,411,000
  4. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 7.5, 21,125,000
  5. Dancing With the Stars
    • 6.7, 18,870,000
  6. Dancing With the Stars: Results Show
    • 5.8, 16,542,000
  7. Desperate Housewives
    • 5.6, 15,912,000
  8. CSI: Miami
    • 5.4, 15,356,000
  9. Survivor: Fiji
    • 4.7, 13,331,000
  10. Two and a Half Men
    • 4.6, 13,030,000

Households
Household Rating/Share, Total Households

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 17.2/26, 19,115,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 15.4/24, 17,164,000
  3. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 13.7/21, 15,230,000
  4. House
    • 13.4/20, 14,966,000
  5. Dancing With the Stars
    • 12.2/19, 13,608,000
  6. Dancing With the Stars: Results Shows
    • 11.0/16, 12,253,000
  7. Desperate Housewives
    • 10.2/15, 11,351,000
  8. CSI: Miami
    • 10.1/17, 11,272,000
  9. Shark
    • 8.5/14, 9,426,000
  10. Two and a Half Men
    • 8.5/13, 9,500,000

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

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 11.2/28, 14,681,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 10.2/28, 13,291,000
  3. House
    • 9.1/22, 11,835,000
  4. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 8.7/23, 11,299,000
  5. Desperate Housewives
    • 6.1/15, 8,022,000
  6. Lost
    • 5.3/14, 6,871,000
  7. Dancing With the Stars
    • 5.1/13, 6,603,000
  8. CSI: Miami
    • 4.8/12, 6,222,000
  9. Survivor: Fiji
    • 4.5/13, 5,828,000
  10. Two and a Half Men
    • 4.4/11, 5,808,000

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

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