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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, May 24, 2007

FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance? returns a little down from its last season premiere, but is strong enough to give the network the win among adults 18-49.  CBS though gets great mileage out of repeats, to win the night overall among households and viewers.  A CSI repeat was the nights highest rated and most watched program.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.0/12 household rating and 10.38 million viewers, but had to settle for second among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/9 rating .

  • Last Week:
    • 10.3/17 HH rating [#1]
    • 16.04M viewers [#1]
    • 4.4/12 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of King of Queens (4.3/8 HH rating, 6.27M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Bob Barker: A Celebration of 50 Years on Television):
      • Households – 9.3/16
      • Viewers – 14.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI (9.1/15 HH rating, 13.77M viewers, 4.0/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI – season finale):
      • Households – 12.6/20
      • Viewers – 20.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.2/16
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Shark (7.5/13 HH rating, 11.10M viewers, 3.0/9 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI-REPEAT):
      • Households – 8.9/15
      • Viewers – 13.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11

Fox followed in second place for the evening with a 5.2/9 household rating and 8.20 million viewers but managed a first place ranking among adults 18-49 with a 3.2/10 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.20M viewers [#4]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#t4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance? (5.7/10 HH rating, 9.21M viewers, 3.6/12 A18-49 rating).
    • Season premiere comparison (5/25/2006 – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.9/12 to 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 10.70M to 9.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/13 to 3.6/12
  • 9:30 p.m.: On the Lot (3.4/6 HH rating, 5.18M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Tuesday, 5/22/2007):
      • Households – 5.0/8 to 3.4/6
      • Viewers – 8.54M to 5.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 2.1/6
    • Last week’s numbers (The Day After Tomorrow):
      • Households – 2.7/4
      • Viewers – 4.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating and 5.34 million viewers, and tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/6 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.9/16 HH rating [#2]
    • 15.56M viewers [#2]
    • 5.9/16 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season finale of Ugly Betty (3.8/7 HH rating, 5.44M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Ugly Betty – season finale):
      • Households – 7.1/12
      • Viewers – 10.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Grey’s Anatomy (3.8/7 HH rating, 5.19M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Grey’s Anatomy – season finale):
      • Households – 14.5/23
      • Viewers – 22.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 9.1/23
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another repeat of Grey’s Anatomy (3.9/7 HH rating, 5.38M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Lost: The Answers):
      • Households – 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 9.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.9/5 household rating and 4.32 million viewers, while tying for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.8/6 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.9/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.55M viewers [#3]
    • 3.4/10 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of My Name Is Earl (3.6/7 HH rating, 5.44M viewers, 1.8/7 A18-49 rating) and 30 Rock (2.9/5 HH rating, 4.38M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating)
    • Last week’s numbers (The Office – season finale – 8:00-9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.8/8
      • Viewers – 7.17M to 7.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/11 to 3.8/12
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Repeats of The Office (3.0/5 HH rating, 4.47M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating) and Scrubs (2.6/4 HH rating, 3.80M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating)
    • Last week’s numbers (Scrubs – season finale9:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: The return of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2.7/5 HH rating, 3.91M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Thursday, 2/19/2007):
      • Households – 4.0/7 to 2.7/5
      • Viewers – 6.11M to 3.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/6 to 1.7/5
    • Last week’s numbers (E.R. – season finale):
      • Households – 6.4/11
      • Viewers – 9.51M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10

The CW was left then in fifth place earning a 1.4/2 household rating and 2.00 million viewers but managed a fourth place tie among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.1/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.43M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating [#t4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Smallville (1.6/3 HH rating, 2.23M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Smallville – season finale):
      • Households – 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 4.14M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Supernatural (1.2/2 HH rating, 1.77M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Supernatural – season finale):
      • Households – 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.72M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3

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 “CSI” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, May 31, 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