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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, May 15, 2007

FOX takes another Wednesday. ABC a strong second, while CBS back in third with a below average Country Awards Show.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 13.2/21 household rating, 22.31 million total viewers and a 9.1/25 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 13.8/22 HH rating [#1]
    • 23.42M viewers [#1]
    • 9.1/25 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: American Idol (13.6/22 HH rating, 23.03M viewers, 8.9/25 A18-49).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 15.1/25 to 13.6/22
      • Viewers – 25.47M to 23.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.3/28 to 8.9/25
  • 9:00 p.m.: House (12.7/19 HH rating, 21.59M viewers, 9.2/23 A18-49).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 12.5/19 to 12.7/19
      • Viewers – 21.36M to 21.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 8.9/23 to 9.2/23

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 8.4/13 household rating, 12.63 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.0/12 HH rating [#3]
    • 10.48M viewers [#3]
    • 2.8/8 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A special hour of Dancing With the Stars (6.3/10 HH rating, 9.11M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (George Lopez (Season Finale) – 8:00-9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.1/5
      • Viewers – 4.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars: The Results (11.9/18 HH rating, 18.06M viewers, 4.7/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.0/17 to 11.9/18
      • Viewers – 16.86M to 18.06M
      • A18-49 – 4.2/11 to 4.7/12
  • 10:00 p.m.: Boston Legal (7.2/12 HH rating, 10.72M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.8/12 to 7.2/12
      • Viewers – 9.98M to 10.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.8/8

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating, 9.19 million viewers, and a 2.7/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.1/12 HH rating [#2]
    • 10.92M viewers [#2]
    • 2.8/8 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00-11:00 p.m.: Academy of Country Music Awards (6.1/10 HH rating, 9.19M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Year-to-year numbers (5/23/2006):
      • Households – 7.6/12 to 6.1/10
      • Viewers – 12.02M to 9.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9 to 2.7/7
    • Last week’s numbers (NCIS – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 8.8/15
      • Viewers – 13.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9
    • Last week’s numbers (The Unit (Season Finale) – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.8/10
      • Viewers – 10.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8
    • Last week’s numbers (Without a Trace-REPEAT – 10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.6/10
      • Viewers – 8.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.8/9 household rating, 8.30 million viewers and a 2.6/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.2/8 HH rating [#4]
    • 7.62M viewers [#4]
    • 2.4/7 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.0/6 HH rating, 5.49M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 4.0/6
      • Viewers – 4.98M to 5.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4 to 1.5/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (4.8/7 HH rating, 6.84M viewers, 2.2/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last episode numbers (5/7/2007):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to
      • Viewers – 7.20M to M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 6.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (8.5/14 HH rating, 12.18M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.4/12 to 8.5/14
      • Viewers – 10.94M to 12.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/11 to 4.3/11

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.2/3 household rating, 3.50 million viewers and a 1.6/4 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.9/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.92M viewers [#5]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 PM: Gilmore Girls (3.0/5 HH rating, 4.75M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Season finale comparison (5/9/2007):
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 5.33M to 4.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 2.2/6
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/5 to 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 3.99M to 4.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.2/6
  • 9:00 PM: Veronica Mars (1.4/2 HH rating, 2.24M viewers, 1.0/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.1/2 to 1.4/2
      • Viewers – 1.85M to 2.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/2 to 1.0/2

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 “American Idol” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, May 28, 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.com

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