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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, April 30, 2007

ABC takes Monday evening with another solid performance from Dancing With the Stars, the nights top-rated and most watched program. Among adults 18-49 though, Heroes takes the top spot.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 9.5/15 household rating, 15.08 million viewers and a 4.4/12 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.5/15 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.00M viewers [#1]
    • 4.1/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • The following ratings for ABC are based on the FINAL numbers which reflect the rating for the entire airing of each episode.
  • 8:00-9:45 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (12.6/20 HH rating, 18.97M viewers, 4.9/13 A18-49 rating) remained remarkably consistent from the week prior to lead the night among total viewers and households.
    • Week-to-week numbers (vs. 8:00-9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 12.5/20 to 12.6/20
      • Viewers – 18.87M to 18.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/14 to 4.9/13
  • 9:45-11:00 p.m.: The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman (6.8/11 HH rating, 9.80M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating) benefited from a slight bump week-to-week, showing most growth among adults 18-49 (+9%).
    • Week-to-week numbers (9:30-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.5/11 to 6.8/11
      • Viewers – 9.13M to 9.80M
      • A18-49 – 3.4/9 to 3.7/10

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 8.2/13 household rating and 12.57 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 4.1/11 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.8/13 HH rating [#2]
    • 11.96M viewers [#2]
    • 3.9/10 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother (4.7/8 HH rating, 7.29M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating) was followed by The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.7/7 HH rating, 7.26M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating) and the Price is Right themed episode guest starring Bob Barker failed to provide any sort of boost, in fact, it was actually done slightly.  Though CBS appears to be enamored with the show, these ratings may not be enough to save it again.  ‘Christine’, though consistent from the week prior, is performing no where near as well as when it aired out of Two and a Half Men.  With these two comedies, plus the recently ended The Class, CBS has a big decision to make.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (How I Met Your Mother — 4/9/2007):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 7.64M to 7.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 2.8/9
    • Week-to-week numbers (‘Old Christine’):
      • Households – 4.5/7 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 6.88M to 7.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 2.7/8
    • Last weeks numbers (How I Met Your Mother-REPEAT — 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 5.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Two and a Half Men (8.7/13 HH rating, 13.65M viewers, 4.6/12 A18-49 rating) and The King of Queens (8.4/13 HH rating, 12.99M viewers, 4.6/11 A18-49 rating) showed the most growth week-to-week, with Two and a Half Men growing an impressive 10% among households, 11% (+1.38M) among viewers and 15% among adults 18-49. The King of Queens also was up, though more slightly than its lead-in.  Overall, a strong performance for the two comedies.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Two and a Half Men):
      • Households – 7.9/12 to 8.7/13
      • Viewers – 12.27M to 13.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 4.6/12
    • Week-to-week numbers (The King of Queens):
      • Households – 8.2/12 to 8.4/13
      • Viewers – 12.63M to 12.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/10 to 4.6/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami (11.4/19 HH rating, 17.16M viewers, 5.1/14 A18-49 rating) pretty much even from last week, down just a tick among adults 18-49.  The program was CBS’s top-rated and most watched show for the evening across the board.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.1/19 to 11.4/19
      • Viewers – 17.03M to 17.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/14 to 5.1/14

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating and 9.95 million viewers, but managed a stronger second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.9/11 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 HH rating [#3]
    • 9.90M viewers [#3]
    • 3.8/10 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (7.6/12 HH rating, 11.90M viewers, 3.6/11 A18-49 rating) bumped up slightly from last week, with growth at 7% among households, 8% among viewers (920,000) and 9% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.1/11 to 7.6/12
      • Viewers – 10.98M to 11.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/10 to 3.6/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: Heroes (7.0/10 HH rating, 11.94M viewers, 5.4/13 A18-49 rating) was not able to rebound any among total audience, but did grow just a tad among adults 18-49, once again first place for the evening.  As I said last week, I’m really quite baffled as to the loss of viewership for this series over the break (of roughly 3M viewers and a point in the demo).  Then again, I guess I should have expected it since the same happened to Lost and Jericho.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/11 to 7.0/10
      • Viewers – 11.96M to 11.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.3/13 to 5.4/13
  • 10:00 p.m.: The Real Wedding Crashers (3.7/6 HH rating, 6.01M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating) didn’t lose much in its second week, but retention out of its lead-in was a weak 53% among households, 50% among viewers and 52% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 6.74M to 6.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 2.8/8

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.5/9 household rating, 9.00 million viewers and a 3.4/9 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 8.49M viewers [#4]
    • 3.3/8 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (4.6/8 HH rating, 7.23M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating) filled in nicely for the now canceled (well not officially) Drive. The repeat improved by 59% among households, 57% among viewers (2.63M) and 56% among adults 18-49.
    • Last week’s numbers (Drive):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: 24 (6.5/10 HH rating, 10.77M viewers, 4.0/10 A18-49 rating) did not benefit any from its stronger lead-in, nixing the thought that the weakened lead-in was the reason for the weakened 24.  The show is still performing well, most especially among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.4/10 to 6.5/10
      • Viewers – 10.41M to 10.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/9 to 4.0/10

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.6/2 household rating, 2.34 million viewers and a 1.0/3 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.7/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.55M viewers [#5]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (1.6/3 HH rating, 2.39M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating) and All of Us (1.5/2 HH rating, 2.20M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating) took big hits in their second week after a break.  After creeping over the 3M mark, Everybody Hates Chris fell a disappointing 16% among households, 26% among viewers (-620,000) and 23% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Everybody Hates Chris):
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.6/3
      • Viewers – 3.01M to 2.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.0/3
    • Week-to-week numbers (All of Us):
      • Households – 1.5/2 to 1.5/2
      • Viewers – 2.32M to 2.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.0/3
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Girlfriends (1.6/2 HH rating, 2.43M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating) and The Game (1.6/2 HH rating, 2.32M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating) were also part of the decline, with The Game down the most: 11% among households, 9% among viewers (-230,000) and 8% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Girlfriends):
      • Households – 1.7/2 to 1.6/2
      • Viewers – 2.34M to 2.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.1/3
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Game):
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 1.6/2
      • Viewers – 2.55M to 2.32M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.1/3

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 “Dancing With the Stars” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, May 6, 2007.

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