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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2007

With an improved ‘Idol’ Fox handedly defeats its competition.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 11.6/19 household rating, 19.24 million total viewers and a 6.9/19 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 15.6/25 rating [#1]
    • Viewers – 26.93 million [#1]
    • Adults 18-49 – 10.2/27 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones (6.6/11 HH rating, 10.42M viewers, 3.0/10 A18-49)
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (3/28/2007):
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 6.6/11
      • Viewers – 10.58M to 10.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11 to 3.0/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: American Idol (16.7/26 HH rating, 28.07M viewers, 10.8/27 A18-49).
    • Week-to-week numbers (vs. 8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 15.6/25 to 16.7/26
      • Viewers – 26.93M to 28.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 10.2/27 to 10.8/27

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.4/12 household rating, 11.47 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households - 6.4/10 rating [#2]
    • Viewers - 9.57 million [#2]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Jericho (5.1/9 HH rating, 8.16M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 5.1/9
      • Viewers – 7.56M to 8.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.2/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (8.5/13 HH rating, 13.31M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (4/11/2007):
      • Households – 8.2/13 to 8.5/13
      • Viewers – 12.80M to 13.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/8 to 3.5/9
    • Last weeks numbers (Criminal Minds-REPEAT):
      • Households – 6.5/10
      • Viewers – 9.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (8.5/14 HH rating, 12.93M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.8/13 to 8.5/14
      • Viewers – 11.40M to 12.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.9/10

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.8/8 household rating, 7.47 million viewers and a 3.0/9 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.4/7 rating [#3]
    • Viewers – 6.89 million [#3]
    • A18-49 – 3.0/7 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: According to Jim (4.3/8 HH rating, 6.38M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating) was followed by Notes From the Underbelly (4.1/7 HH rating, 6.10M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating)
    • Week-to-week numbers (According to Jim):
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 4.3/8
      • Viewers – 5.28M to 6.38M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.2/7
    • Week-to-week numbers (Notes From the Underbelly):
      • Households – 3.3/5 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 4.78M to 6.10M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 to 2.3/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Lost (2.8/4 HH rating, 4.07M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Lost-REPEAT):
      • Households – 2.6/4
      • Viewers – 3.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: Lost (7.4/12 HH rating, 12.10M viewers, 5.2/14 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.3/12 to 7.4/12
      • Viewers – 11.86M to 12.10M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/13 to 5.2/14

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.0/6 household rating, 5.98 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.0/6 rating [#4]
    • Viewers – 6.00 million [#4]
    • A18-49 – 1.9/5 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Thank God You’re Here (4.1/7 HH rating, 6.26M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (4/18/2007):
      • Households – 4.5/7 to 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 7.04M to 6.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.4/8
    • Last weeks numbers (Thank God You’re Here-REPEAT):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Crossing Jordan (4.1/6 HH rating, 5.92M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.2/6 to 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 6.37M to 5.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 1.6/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: Medium (5.3/9 HH rating, 7.64M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/8 to 5.3/9
      • Viewers – 7.16M to 7.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.7/7

The CW finished in fifth place with a 2.3/4 household rating, 3.35 million viewers and a 1.5/4 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 2.3/4 rating [#5]
    • Viewers – 3.37 million [#5]
    • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (3.5/6 HH rating, 5.13M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (4/18/2007):
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 5.20M to 5.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.3/7
    • Last weeks numbers (America’s Next Top Model-RECAP):
      • Households – 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 3.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: One Tree Hill (2.1/3 HH rating, 3.28M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (2/21/2007):
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 2.1/3
      • Viewers – 2.89M to 3.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/3 to 1.5/4
    • Last weeks numbers (Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll-REPEAT):
      • Households – 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 2.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3

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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, May 9, 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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