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Broadcast TV Ratings for the Week Ending 4/29/2007

CBS, FOX and ABC battle it out for first place, with CBS taking households and viewers and FOX first among adults 18-49. Year-to-year, FOX, ABC and The CW were up, while CBS and NBC were down, with the later by more than 20%.

Compared to the year prior, CBS was down 17% among total households, down 17% among viewers and down 20% among adults 18-49. FOX was up 10% among total households, up 11% among total viewers and up 4% among adults 18-49. ABC was up 18% among total households, up 16% among total viewers and up 8% among adults 18-49. NBC was down 23% among total households, down 25% among total viewers and down 29% among adults 18-49. And finally, The CW was up 7% among total households, up 5% among total viewers and up 2% among adults 18-49 (all compared against the averages of UPN and The WB).

CBS finished in first place with a 7.0/12 rating among households (7.80 million), was second among viewers with a 3.8/11 rating (10.82 million) and third among adults 18-49 with a 2.9/9 rating (3.83 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.3/11 household rating, 7.05 million households – [#1]
    • 3.4/9 person 2+ rating, 9.62 million total viewers – [#2]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating – 3.40 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Last Year (April 24-30, 2006):
    • 8.6/14 household rating, 9.44 million households – [#1]
    • 4.7/12 person 2+ rating, 13.10 million total viewers – [#1]
    • 3.7/10 A18-49 rating – 4.76 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Top program
    • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
      • 12.3/19 HH Rating, 13.676M households – [#6]
      • 7.1 P2+ Rating, 20.202M viewers – [#4]
      • 5.9/15 A18-49 Rating, 7.707M demo viewers – [#6]

FOX followed in second for the week with a 6.9/12 rating among households (7.70 million), first among viewers with a 4.0/11 rating (11.46 million) and first among adults 18-49 with a 4.5/13 rating (5.82 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.3/11 household rating, 6.98 million households – [#2]
    • 3.6/10 person 2+ rating, 10.26 million viewers – [#1]
    • 3.9/12 A18-49 rating – 5.14 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Last Year (April 24-30, 2006):
    • 6.3/10 household rating, 6.98 million households – [#2]
    • 3.7/10 person 2+ rating, 10.34 million viewers – [#2]
    • 4.3/12 A18-49 rating – 5.61 million demo viewers – [#1]
  • Top program
    • American Idol – Wednesday
      • 15.6/25 HH Rating, 17.543M households – [#1]
      • 9.5 P2+ Rating, 26.930M viewers – [#1]
      • 10.2/27 A18-49 Rating, 13.267M demo viewers – [#1]

ABC finished in third place with a 6.3/11 rating among households (7.04 million), a 3.4/9 rating among viewers (9.59 million) and second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/10 rating (4.34 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/10 household rating, 6.92 million households – [#3]
    • 3.3/9 person 2+ rating, 9.48 million total viewers – [#3]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating – 4.28 million demo viewers – [#2]
  • Last Year (April 24-30, 2006):
    • 5.4/9 household rating, 5.97 million households – [#4]
    • 2.9/8 person 2+ rating, 8.24 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 3.1/9 A18-49 rating – 4.02 million demo viewers – [#3]
  • Top Program
    • Grey’s Anatomy
      • 12.9/20 HH Rating, 14.413M households – [#4]
      • 7.5 P2+ Rating, 20.078M viewers – [#5]
      • 8.4/21 A18-49 Rating, 10.984M demo viewers – [#3]

NBC followed in fourth for the week among households with a 4.4/8 rating (4.96 million), a 2.4/6 rating among viewers (6.68 million) and a 2.1/6 rating among adults 18-49 (2.81 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.2/7 household rating, 4.65 million households – [#4]
    • 2.2/6 person 2+ rating, 6.24 million total viewers – [#4]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating – 2.72 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Last Year (April 24-30, 2006):
    • 5.9/10 household rating, 6.46 million households – [#3]
    • 3.2/8 person 2+ rating, 8.87 million total viewers – [#3]
    • 3.1/9 A18-49 rating – 3.97 million demo viewers – [#4]
  • Top Program
    • Heroes
      • 7.2/11 HH Rating, 7.971M households – [#21]
      • 4.2 P2+ Rating, 11.963M viewers – [#17]
      • 5.3/13 A18-49 Rating, 6.963M demo viewers – [#7]

The CW finished in fifth for the week among households with a 2.1/3 rating (2.30 million), a 1.1/3 rating among viewers (3.10 million) and a 1.3/4 rating among adults 18-49 (1.66 million).

  • Last Week:
    • 2.0/3 household rating, 2.24 million households – [#5]
    • 1.1/3 person 2+ rating, 3.02 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.3/4 adults 18-49 rating – 1.65 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Last Year (on UPN — (April 24-30, 2006):
    • 1.9/3 household rating, 2.08 million households – [#6]
    • 1.0/3 person 2+ rating, 2.88 million total viewers – [#6]
    • 1.3/3 adults 18-49 rating – 1.63 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Last Year (on The WB — (April 24-30, 2006):
    • 2.0/3 household rating, 2.22 million households – [#5]
    • 1.1/3 person 2+ rating, 3.00 million total viewers – [#5]
    • 1.2/3 adults 18-49 rating – 1.62 million demo viewers – [#5]
  • Top Program
    • Smallville
      • 2.7/4 household rating
      • 1.4 P2+ rating, 3.876M viewers
      • 1.7/6 A18-49 rating
        • America’s Next Top Model-RECAP was the networks top-rated show in this demo, with a 1.8/5 Rating.

Top 10 broadcast TV shows for the week of 4/23/2007 to 4/29/2007 in terms of viewers, households and adults 18-49.

Viewers
Person 2+ Rating, Total Viewers

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 9.5, 26,930,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 9.4, 26,548,000
  3. House
    • 7.3, 20,805,000
  4. CSI
    • 7.1, 20,202,000
  5. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 7.1, 20,078,000
  6. Dancing With the Stars
    • 6.7, 18,869,000
  7. Desperate Housewives
    • 6.1, 17,168,000
  8. CSI: Miami
    • 6.0, 17,025,000
  9. Dancing With the Stars: The Results
    • 5.8, 16,563,000
  10. Navy NCIS
    • 5.0, 14,169,000

Households
Household Rating/Share, Total Households

  1. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 15.7/25, 17,543,000
  2. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 15.6/25, 17,349,000
  3. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 12.9/20, 14,413,000
  4. House
    • 12.6/19, 13,993,000
  5. Dancing With the Stars
    • 12.5/20, 13,927,000
  6. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 12.3/19, 13,676,000
  7. CSI: Miami
    • 11.1/19, 12,357,000
  8. Desperate Housewives
    • 11.0/17, 12,200,000
  9. Dancing With the Stars: The Results
    • 10.8/16, 12,018,000
  10. Shark
    • 9.2/16, 10,278,000

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

  1. American Idol – Wednesday
    • 10.2/27, 13,267,000
  2. American Idol – Tuesday
    • 10.0/28, 13,051,000
  3. Grey’s Anatomy
    • 8.4/21, 10,984,000
  4. House
    • 8.4/21, 10,907,000
  5. Desperate Housewives
    • 6.8/17, 8,840,000
  6. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
    • 5.9/15, 7,707,000
  7. Heroes
    • 5.3/13, 6,963,000
  8. CSI: Miami
    • 5.2/14, 6,811,000
  9. Lost
    • 5.0/13, 6,502,000
  10. Dancing With the Stars
    • 4.9/14, 6,463,000

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