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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, May 6, 2007

CBS and ABC split the evening, with CBS taking households and viewers and ABC taking adults 18-49. ABC’s Desperate Housewives was the evenings top-rated and most watched program.

CBS finished in first for the evening with an 8.0/14 household rating, 12.51 million viewers, but had to settle for second among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/8 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week
    • 7.4/13 HH Rating [#2]
    • 11.96M Viewers [#1]
    • 2.7/8 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (7.7/14 HH rating, 11.24M viewers, 2.0/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/14 to 7.7/14
      • Viewers – 10.98M to 11.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/7 to 2.0/7
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season finale of The Amazing Race All-Stars (6.2/10 HH rating, 10.54M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.7/10 to 6.2/10
      • Viewers – 9.43M to 10.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 3.3/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Cold Case (8.7/13 HH rating, 13.63M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.8/12 to 8.7/13
      • Viewers – 12.14M to 13.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.2/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Without a Trace (9.6/16 HH rating, 14.64M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.0/15 to 9.6/16
      • Viewers – 13.71M to 14.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.7/10

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.5/13 household rating and 11.85 million viewers, but was first among adults 18-49 with a 4.4/12 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.5/13 HH Rating [#1]
    • 11.86M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.5/13 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.4/8 HH rating, 7.64M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/9 to 4.4/8
      • Viewers – 8.41M to 7.64M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/10 to 2.4/8
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7.0/12 HH rating, 11.62M viewers, 4.3/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/11 to 7.0/12
      • Viewers – 10.73M to 11.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/12 to 4.3/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (11.0/17 HH rating, 16.92M viewers, 6.5/16 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.0/17 to 11.0/7
      • Viewers – 17.17M to 16.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.8/17 to 6.5/16
  • 10:00: Brothers & Sisters (7.8/13 HH rating, 11.23M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.7/13 to 7.8/13
      • Viewers – 11.15M to 11.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/12 to 4.3/11

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.9/8 household rating and 7.84 million viewers, but finished just behind FOX in fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 2.8/8 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.3/8 HH Rating [#3]
    • 6.38M Viewers [#4]
    • 1.7/5 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.7/9 HH rating, 6.59M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (vs. two-hour edition of Dateline NBC):
      • Households – 5.4/10 to 4.7/9
      • Viewers – 7.74M to 6.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6 to 1.7/6
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (5.8/10 HH rating, 8.98M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating)
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (4/22/2007):
      • Households – 6.1/9 to 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 9.25M to 8.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/6 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00-11:00 p.m.: Saturday Night Live in the ’90s: Pop Culture Nation (4.7/8 HH rating, 7.89M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (Along Came Polly):
      • Households – 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 5.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.7/6 household rating and 6.19 million viewers, but as I mentioned above, managed a third place finish for the evening among adults 18-49 with a 2.9/8 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/7 HH Rating [#4]
    • 6.38M Viewers [#3]
    • 3.1/9 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: A repeat of King of the Hill (1.9/4 HH rating, 3.09M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating) was followed by a new episode (2.5/5 HH rating, 4.24M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (King of the Hill — 7:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.6/5 to 2.5/5
      • Viewers – 4.14M to 4.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7 to 1.9/6
    • Last weeks numbers (The War at Home — 7:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.2/5
      • Viewers – 3.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A new episode of The Simpsons (4.5/8 HH rating, 7.69M viewers, 3.7/11 A18-49 rating) and a repeat of The Simpsons (4.6/7 HH rating, 7.74M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Simpsons — 8:00 p.m.)::
      • Households – 4.5/8 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.57M to 7.69M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/11 to 3.7/11
    • Last weeks numbers (The Simpsons-REPEAT — 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 8.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: New episodes of Family Guy (4.8/8 HH rating, 7.88M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating) and American Dad (3.9/6 HH rating, 6.46M viewers, 2.9/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Family Guy):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 8.13M to 7.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 3.8/9
    • Week-to-week numbers (American Dad):
      • Households – 4.2/7 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 6.71M to 6.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 2.9/7

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 1.4/2 household rating, 1.95 million total viewers and a 0.7/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH Rating [#5]
    • 1.87M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of 7th Heaven (0.9/2 HH rating, 1.24M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating).
    • Last weeks numbers (7th Heaven-REPEAT):
      • Households – 0.9/2
      • Viewers – 1.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/2
  • 8:00 p.m.: The penultimate episode of 7th Heaven (1.9/3 HH rating, 2.80M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.9/3
      • Viewers – 2.96M to 2.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.0/3
  • 9:00 p.m.: An encore of America’s Next Top Model (1.4/2 HH rating, 1.83M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating) ended the evening for The CW.
    • Last weeks numbers (America’s Next Top Model-ENCORE):
      • Households – 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 1.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2

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 “Desperate Housewives” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, May 13, 2007.

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