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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, June 4, 2007

CBS takes the evening among households and viewers thanks to strong showings from its comedy and crime offerings, while FOX comes out on top among adults 18-49 thanks to the season two premiere of Hell’s Kitchen, which debuted ahead of last year’s premiere. Only so-so ratings for series debut of Creature Comforts. NHL Stanley Cup still weak.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.8/10 household rating and 8.49 million viewers, but was slightly back in second place among adults 18-49 with a 2.6/8 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.4/9 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.28M viewers [#1]
    • 2.7/8 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: The series premiere of Creature Comforts (4.2/8 HH rating, 6.34M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating) was followed by a repeat of The New Adventures of Old Christine (4.0/7 HH rating, 5.81M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating) and there was virtually no change week-to-week in the time period with the addition of Creature Comforts. Though that series improved upon last week’s top slot occupant among households and viewers, there was no change among adults 18-49. An ‘Old Christine’ repeat remained consistent with last week’s airing, registering only slight dips among viewers and adults 18-49.
    • Last week’s numbers (How I Met Your Mother-REPEAT):
      • Households – 3.4/6
      • Viewers – 5.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6
    • Last week’s numbers (The New Adventures of Old Christine-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 6.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Repeats of Two and a Half Men (7.3/12 HH rating, 11.11M viewers, 3.3/9 A18-49 rating) and How I Met Your Mother (5.9/10 HH rating, 8.76M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating), like last week, led the evening for the Eye network. CBS was wise to place a repeat of How I Met Your Mother following powerhouse Two and a Half Men, which was once again the evening’s top-rated and most watched show. Back to HIMYM real quick, strong retention out of its lead-in among adults 18-49 (91%) is very encouraging news. So long as many of these viewers are new to the show, it has a very good chance at building momentum as it heads into its new season. With all the support CBS has given the series, I’m sure they are hoping that the series can finally break out as some sort of hit next season.
    • Last week’s numbers (Two and a Half Men-REPEAT):
      • Households – 6.8/11
      • Viewers – 10.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/9
    • Last week’s numbers (The King of Queens-REPEAT):
      • Households – 5.6/9
      • Viewers – 8.60M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: And lastly, a repeat of CSI: Miami (6.6/11 HH rating, 9.45M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating) ended the night for CBS in first place for the hour across the board, staying consistent week-to-week with only minimal declines. Overall, a very solid summer evening for the Eye network.
    • Last week’s numbers (CSI: Miami-REPEAT):
      • Households – 6.3/11
      • Viewers – 9.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8

FOX followed in second place for the evening with a 4.6/8 household rating and 7.18 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.0/9 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.8/3 HH rating [#4]
    • 2.87M viewers [#4]
    • 1.3/3 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (4.3/7 HH rating, 6.36M viewers, 2.3/8 A18-49 rating), though a bit weaker than average for a repeat of the series, performed much stronger than On the Lot would have. Providing much more solid lead-in support for the season premiere of Hell’s Kitchen.
  • 9:00 p.m.: Speaking of which, the season three premiere of Hell’s Kitchen (5.0/8 HH rating, 8.00M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating) ended the evening for FOX in a very positive position, as it was the most watched program for the night among the coveted adults 18-49 demo. Additionally, the program grew from last year’s two-hour season premiere by 1.28 million viewers (19%), 16% among households and 12.5% among adults 18-49. One thing to note though was as I said above, last year two episodes aired for the season finale. If we were to compare the 9:00 p.m. hour last year to the 9:00 p.m. hour this year, we’d see a slightly less impressive gain, but a gain none-the-less except for among adults 18-49. So, in an effort to get the full picture, I’ve included all possible comparisons below.
    • 9:00 p.m. on 6/12/2007 vs. 9:00 p.m. on 6/4/2007:
      • Households – 4.7/8 to 5.0/8 (+6%)
      • Viewers – 7.54M to 8.00M (+6%)
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10 to 3.6/10 (-3%)
    • Season premiere comparison (6/12/2006 – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 6.72M to 8.00M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.6/10
    • Last week’s numbers (On the Lot – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating, 6.14 million viewers and a 2.4/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/6 HH rating [#t2]
    • 5.60M viewers [#3]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wife Swap (4.1/7 HH rating, 6.79M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating) performed solidly, actually managing to build upon last week’s original episode. As I said last week, once viewers become more aware this show and Supernanny have returned for the Summer, they should show some increases among total audience.
    • Last week’s numbers (Wife Swap):
      • Households – 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 6.21M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: The second week of Ex-wives Club (4.2/7 HH rating, 5.71M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating) actually managed to build slightly from last week’s series premiere. In addition to just slightly building from its lead-in among households, it grew week-to-week by 400,000 viewers (8%), 17% among households and 10% among adults 18-49. For a Summer series, ABC should be content with these numbers.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.6/6 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 5.31M to 5.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 2.2/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Supernanny (4.2/7 HH rating, 5.94M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating), like Wife Swap earlier in the evening, managed to build upon last week’s original installment. Growth was at a solid 650,000 viewers (12%), 14% among households and a much improved 19% among adults 18-49. It was the networks top-rated show for the evening in that key demographic.
    • Last week’s numbers (Supernanny):
      • Households – 3.7/6
      • Viewers – 5.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.1/4 household rating, 3.02 million viewers and a 1.2/3 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/7 HH rating [#t2]
    • 6.13M viewers [#2]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • Note: (H) and (A) signify which team was (H)ome and which team was (A)way.
  • 8:00-11:00 p.m.: NBC’s coverage of Game 4 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals between the Anaheim Ducks (A) and Ottawa Senators (H) (2.1/4 HH rating, 3.02M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating) expectedly rose (I said expectedly because programing almost never performs well on Saturday) from NBC’s last telecast (numbers below — 1.29M viewers (75%), 75% among households and 140% among viewers), but there was virtually no improvement, and in some cases some decline from NBC’s Game 4 coverage last season. Year-to-year comparisons reveal a loss of 110,000 viewers (-4%), a 0.5% gain among households and an 8% decline among adults 18-49. Though the NHL was never a popular league in the United States, it use to have no problem averaging 5-6 million viewers for a Stanley Cup Final. Not any longer. It really does seem like the lock-out put a dent in the sports popularity.
    • Year-to-year numbers (6/12/2006 – Game 4 between the Carolina Hurricanes (A) and the Edmonton Oilers (H)):
      • Households – 2.0/3 to 2.1/4
      • Viewers – 3.13M to 3.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.2/3
    • Game-to-game numbers (Saturday, 6/2/2007 – Game 3):
      • Households – 1.2/2 to 2.1/4
      • Viewers – 1.73M to 3.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2 to 1.2/3
    • Last week’s numbers (The Real Wedding Crashers – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 3.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5
    • Last week’s numbers (56th Annual Miss Universe Pageant – 9-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.5/3 household rating, 2.12 million viewers and a 0.8/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.0/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.64M viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of Everybody Hates Chris (1.4/2 HH rating, 2.00M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating) and All of Us (1.5/3 HH rating, 2.26M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating) improved from last week, especially All of Us which grew by 680,000 viewers (43%), 50% among households and 80% among adults 18-49. The finals from last week deviated pretty substantially from the fast nationals (which had the show at a 1.3/2 HH rating, 2.09M viewers and a 0.7/2 A18-49). There could be pre-emptions in certain markets, which would explain the significant change in audience from fast nationals to finals.
    • Last week’s numbers (Everybody Hates Chris-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.2/2
      • Viewers – 1.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2
    • Last week’s numbers (All of Us-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 1.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.5/2
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Repeats of Girlfriends (1.6/3 HH rating, 2.14M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating) and The Game (1.5/2 HH rating, 2.08M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating) are awarded pretty much the same analysis as I gave above. The large increases indicate to me that there were most likely pre-emptions last week. We’ll see how all of these shows do next week when the finals are released. Then again, their performances aren’t really that important in the grand scheme of things.
    • Last week’s numbers (Girlfriends-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 1.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.5/1
    • Last week’s numbers (The Game-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.1/2
      • Viewers – 1.63M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2
GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

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 “Two and a Half Men-REPEAT” will be reported in next weeks report for June 11, 2007.

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