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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Though down by a significant margin year-to-year, ‘Idol’ still managed to steamroll its competition, leading FOX to a first place finish for the evening.  Solid, though also down, finale for Lost pushes ABC ahead of CBS’s repeat filled lineup.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 17.2/28 household rating, 29.47 million total viewers and a 11.1/30 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 11.6/18 rating [#1]
    • Viewers – 19.46 million [#1]
    • Adults 18-49 – 7.2/19 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The two-hour season finale of American Idol (17.2/28 HH rating, 29.47M viewers, 11.1/30 A18-49).
    • Season finale comparison (5/24/2006):
      • Households – 20.5/32 to 17.2/28
      • Viewers – 36.38M to 29.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 14.2/35 to 11.1/30
    • Week-to-week numbers (vs. 8:00-9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 16.5/25 to 17.2/28
      • Viewers – 28.05M to 29.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 10.8/17 to 11.1/30
    • Last week’s numbers (Bones – season finale):
      • Households – 6.8/11
      • Viewers – 10.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/11

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 6.5/11 household rating, 11.02 million viewers and a 4.5/12 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.4/7 rating [#3]
    • Viewers – 7.11 million [#3]
    • A18-49 – 3.0/8 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Thursday nights special Lost: The Answers (3.8/6 HH rating, 5.75M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Special comparison (Lost: Reckoning – 5/24/2006):
      • Households – 5.5/9 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 8.38M to 5.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 2.0/6
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim – season finale):
      • Households – 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Notes From the Underbelly):
      • Households – 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 4.56M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: The two-hour third season finale of Lost (7.9/13 HH rating, 13.65M viewers, 5.8/15 A18-49 rating).
    • Season finale comparison (5/24/2006):
      • Households – 10.3/16 to 7.9/13
      • Viewers – 17.84M to 13.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.6/18 to 5.8/15
    • Week-to-week numbers (Lost):
      • Households – 7.3/12 to 7.9/13
      • Viewers – 12.32M to 13.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/14 to 5.8/15
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim-REPEAT – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 4.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4
    • Last weeks numbers (Notes From the Underbellyseason finale – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/4

CBS finished in third place for the evening with a 6.3/10 household rating, 9.35 million viewers and a 2.2/6 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households - 8.6/14 rating [#2]
    • Viewers - 13.42 million [#2]
    • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (5.7/10 HH rating, 8.23M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular):
      • Households – 8.9/15
      • Viewers – 13.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Criminal Minds (6.3/10 HH rating, 9.59M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Criminal Minds – season finale):
      • Households – 8.3/13
      • Viewers – 13.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI: NY (7.1/12 HH rating, 10.22M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI: NY – season finale):
      • Households – 8.6/14
      • Viewers – 13.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.0/10

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.0/5 household rating, 4.35 million viewers and a 1.8/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.2/7 rating [#4]
    • Viewers – 6.26 million [#4]
    • A18-49 – 2.1/6 rating [#4]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: A repeat of the special Saturday Night Live in the ’90s: Pop Culture Nation (2.8/5 HH rating, 4.10M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Thank God You’re Here – series finale – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.0/5
      • Viewers – 4.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Crossing Jordan – series finale – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households -4.3/7
      • Viewers – 6.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (3.3/5 HH rating, 4.85M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Medium – season finale):
      • Households – 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 7.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.0/2 household rating, 1.35 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 3.0/5 rating [#5]
    • Viewers – 4.55 million [#5]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of One Tree Hill (1.0/2 HH rating, 1.40M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (America’s Next Top Model – season finale):
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another repeat of One Tree Hill (0.9/1 HH rating, 1.30M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (One Tree Hill):
      • Households – 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3

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 30, 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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