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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, May 14, 2007

ABC holds off season finale filled night of broadcasts by CBS.  King of Queens finishes its series run with strong ratings.  Only CBS series to finish the season ahead of last year’s finale. CW finales weak.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 10.2/16 household rating, 15.08 million viewers and a 4.6/12 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.9/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 14.91M viewers [#1]
    • 4.3/12 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (12.8/20 HH rating, 19.27M viewers, 5.2/14 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 12.8/20 to 12.8/20
      • Viewers – 19.44M to 19.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/14 to 5.2/14
  • 9:31-11:00 p.m.: The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman (7.6/12 HH rating, 10.90M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.2/12 to 7.6/12
      • Viewers – 10.39M to 10.90M
      • A18-49 – 3.7/10 to 4.1/11

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 8.4/14 household rating and 12.96 million viewers, but was tied for first among adults 18-49 with a 4.5/12 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.3/13 HH rating [#2]
    • 12.76M viewers [#2]
    • 4.3/11 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: The season finale of How I Met Your Mother (4.9/8 HH rating, 7.80M viewers, 3.0/10 A18-49 rating) was followed by a special time period airing of the season finale of Two and a Half Men (6.3/10 HH rating, 10.12M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Season finale comparison (How I Met Your Mother – 5/15/2006):
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 8.64M to 7.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/10 to 3.0/10
    • Week-to-week numbers (How I Met Your Mother):
      • Households – 5.0/9 to 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 7.69M to 7.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/10 to 3.0/10
    • Season finale comparison (Two and a Half Men – 5/22/2006):
      • Households – 9.8/15 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 15.51M to 10.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/13 to 3.7/10
    • Week-to-week numbers (Two and a Half Men — 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 8.5/13 to 6.3/10
      • Viewers – 13.27M to 10.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/12 to 3.7/10
    • Last week’s numbers (‘Old Christine’ – season finale)
      • Households – 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 7.82M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: A special one-hour series finale of The King of Queens (8.8/13 HH rating, 13.50M viewers, 5.1/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Season finale comparison (5/22/2006 – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.6/9 to 8.8/13
      • Viewers – 8.39M to 13.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 5.1/12
    • Week-to-week numbers (The King of Queens – 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 8.7/13 to 8.8/13
      • Viewers – 13.42M to 13.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/11 to 5.1/12
  • 10:00 p.m.: The season finale of CSI: Miami (10.8/18 HH rating, 16.42M viewers, 5.2/14 A18-49 rating).
    • Season finale comparison (5/22/2006):
      • Households – 12.7/20 to 10.8/18
      • Viewers – 19.96M to 16.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.8/16 to 5.2/14
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.5/19 to 10.8/18
      • Viewers – 17.18M to 16.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.4/14 to 5.2/14

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.4/9 household rating, 8.78 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.7/9 HH rating [#3]
    • 9.20M viewers [#3]
    • 3.4/9 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (4.6/8 HH rating, 7.16M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (House-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 7.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: 24 (6.3/9 HH rating, 10.39M viewers, 3.8/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.6/10 to 6.3/9
      • Viewers – 10.92M to 10.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10 to 3.8/9

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.8/9 household rating, 9.16 million viewers and a 3.6/10 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/9 HH rating [#4]
    • 8.78M viewers [#4]
    • 3.5/9 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (5.6/9 HH rating, 8.70M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 10.43M to 8.70M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 2.6/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Heroes (6.9/10 HH rating, 11.41M viewers, 5.2/13 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.6/10 to 6.9/10
      • Viewers – 11.14M to 11.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/13 to 5.2/13
  • 10:00 p.m.: Airing away from its regular time slot was Law & Order: Criminal Intent (4.9/8 HH rating, 7.38M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Tuesday, 5/8/2007 – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 6.94M to 7.38M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.9/8
    • Last week’s numbers (The Real Wedding Crashers):
      • Households – 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 4.77M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/6

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.7/3 household rating, 2.50 million viewers and a 1.1/3 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.8/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.64M viewers [#5]
    • 1.2/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: The season finale of Everybody Hates Chris (1.6/3 HH rating, 2.39M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating) was followed by the series finale of All of Us (1.7/3 HH rating, 2.56M viewers, 1.1/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Season finale comparison (Everybody Hates Chris – Thursday 8:00 p.m., 5/11/2006):
      • Households – 2.2/4 to 1.6/3
      • Viewers – 3.31M to 2.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.0/3
    • Week-to-week numbers (Everybody Hates Chris):
      • Households – 1.7/3 to 1.6/3
      • Viewers – 2.48M to 2.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.0/3
    • Season finale comparison (All of Us – 8:30 p.m., 5/15/2006):
      • Households – 2.2/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 3.23M to 2.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.1/3
    • Week-to-week numbers (All of Us):
      • Households – 1.5/2 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.29M to 2.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.1/3
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: The one-hour season finale of The Game (2.0/3 HH rating, 2.88M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Game – 4/30/2007):
      • Households – 1.6/2 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.41M to 2.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3 to 1.1/3
    • Last week’s numbers (Girlfriends – season finale — 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 2.89
      • 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 “Dancing With the Stars” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, May 21, 2007.

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