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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, June 5, 2007

NBC takes the evening thanks to a strong season premiere from America’s Got Talent. ALMA Awards well down from last year.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.7/13 household rating, 12.00 million viewers and a 3.8/11 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/9 HH rating [#2]
    • 7.45M viewers [#2]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (6.7/12 HH rating, 10.12M viewers, 2.7/9 A18-49 rating) opened the first place evening for NBC with consistent numbers, only showing loss among adults 18-49 from the last original episode airing. Though it should be noted that ratings remain well down from the same time frame last season.
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Monday, 5/21/2007):
      • Households – 6.4/10 to 6.7/12
      • Viewers – 9.87M to 10.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 2.7/9
    • Last week’s numbers (Law & Order-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 6.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6
  • 9:00-11:00 p.m.: The two-hour second season premiere of America’s Got Talent (8.3/14 HH rating, 12.93M viewers, 4.3/12 A18-49 rating) got things really going for NBC. The series managed to build upon last year’s premiere by 520,000 viewers (4%) and 8% among households. There was a dip though among adults 18-49 (-7%), but even still, it was far and away the evenings top-rated and most watched program among households, viewers and adults 18-49.
    • Season premiere comparison (6/21/2006 – 9:00-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 7.7/13 to 8.3/14
      • Viewers – 12.41M to 12.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.6/14 to 4.3/12
    • Last week’s numbers (Law & Order: Criminal Intent-REPEAT)
      • Households – 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT)
      • Households – 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 8.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 5.3/9 household rating and 7.70 million viewers, but was a little further behind among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/6 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 6.92M viewers [#3]
    • 1.7/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (6.2/11 HH rating, 9.25M viewers, 2.2/8 A18-49 rating) remained consistent from last week, showing only slight declines across the board. It was once again the networks top-rated and most watched program of the evening.
    • Last week’s numbers (NCIS-REPEAT):
      • Households – 6.7/12
      • Viewers – 9.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of The Unit (4.5/7 HH rating, 6.68M viewers, 1.9/5 A18-49 rating) posted a much stronger performance over last week, growing by 510,000 viewers (8%), 10% among households and 27% among adults 18-49.
    • Last week’s numbers (The Unit-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 6.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of 48 Hours Mystery (5.2/9 HH rating, 7.18M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating) greatly improved upon last week’s CBS News program, which really shouldn’t come as any surprise given that division’s overall downtrend this season. ’48 Hours’ posted gains of 2.57 million viewers (56%), 58% among households and 36% among adults 18-49.
    • Last week’s numbers (CBS News Flashpoint: Kimberly Dozier and the Army’s Fourth ID):
      • Households – 3.3/5
      • Viewers – 4.61M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/4

Fox finished in third place for the evening with a 3.6/6 household rating and 5.59 million total viewers, but was a tad bit stronger among adults 18-49, placing second for the evening in the demo with a 2.1/6 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.0/16 HH rating [#1]
    • 16.89M viewers [#1]
    • 6.8/18 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: On the Lot (2.1/4 HH rating, 3.13M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49) continued its disappointing run in the ratings, posting another weekly loss (this time of around 20%).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 4.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (5.2/9 HH rating, 8.05M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49) ended the evening for FOX with a little more solid performance compared to Monday nights repeat.
    • Last week’s numbers (House – season finale):
      • Households – 10.1/16
      • Viewers – 17.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.7/18

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/4 household rating, 3.75 million viewers and a 1.4/4 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/7 HH rating [#4]
    • 6.68M viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of George Lopez (3.2/6 HH rating, 4.59M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating) and According to Jim (2.7/5 HH rating, 4.07M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating) suffered a bit from last week, with the According to Jim repeat unable to match last week’s 8:30 p.m. airing of George Lopez.
    • Last week’s numbers (George Lopez-REPEAT – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.1/6
      • Viewers – 4.68M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/6
    • Last week’s numbers (George Lopez-REPEAT – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 4.98M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6
  • 9:00-11:00 p.m.: The 2007 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards (2.4/4 HH rating, 3.45M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating) was unable to match last year’s presentation, posting disappointing declines of 750,000 viewers (18%), 22% among households and 19% among adults 18-49.
    • Year-to-year numbers (Monday, 6/5/2006 – 9:30-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.0/5 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 4.20M to 3.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6 to 1.3/4
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim-REPEAT – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6
    • Last week’s numbers (According to Jim-REPEAT – 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.5/5
      • Viewers – 5.38M
      • Adults 18-49 -2.2/6
    • Last week’s numbers (Boston Legal – season finale10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.7/11
      • Viewers – 9.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.1/2 household rating, 1.70 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.40M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Gilmore Girls (1.2/2 HH rating, 1.86M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating) perked up to a more respectable repeat level, but even still, these are very low ratings for a program airing on a national network.
    • Last week’s numbers (Gilmore Girls-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.0/2
      • Viewers – 1.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.6/2
  • 9:00 p.m.: Same goes for Veronica Mars (1.0/2 HH rating, 1.54M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating), which also posted slightly stronger ratings from the week prior, but the analysis from above applies here as well.
    • Last week’s numbers (Veronica Mars-REPEAT):
      • Households – 0.8/1
      • Viewers – 1.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1

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 “America’s Got Talent” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, June 12, 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