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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, June 17, 2007

CBS takes the evening among households and viewers, NBC grabs the A18-49 crown with a strong performance from a Golf Overrun and a repeat of the Last Comic Standing premiere. Very weak performances from ABC, FOX and The CW

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.5/10 household rating and 8.05 million viewers but had to settle for second place among adults 18-49 with a 1.7/6 rating.

  • Last Week
    • 4.9/9 HH Rating [#1]
    • 7.30M Viewers [#1]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (5.0/10 HH rating, 7.28M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating) opened the evening for CBS in a solid position, especially amongst total households and viewers. But as the program usually does, it performed fairly weak among the key A18-49 crowd.
    • Last week’s numbers (60 Minutes-REPEAT):
      • Households – 6.2/12
      • Viewers – 9.46M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/6
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Cold Case (4.9/10 HH rating, 7.25M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating) stayed even from its lead-in, providing a bit more respectable figure among adults 18-49 (+25%).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Another repeat of Cold Case (6.2/11 HH rating, 9.02M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating) grew very impressively, as seems to be the trend these days for programs in the 9 p.m. hour and above. Ratings really don’t seem to get going until this time period. And this is the case across the board. Anyways, ignoring NBC’s golf coverage, this was the night’s top-rated and most watched program.
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without A Trace (6.0/11 HH rating, 8.64M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating) stayed consistent from its lead-in, and grew very slightly among adults 18-49 (the nights top-rated, non-sports related program in that demo). Overall, a nice rebound from last week’s low-rated Tony Awards. The network was up 12% among households, 10% among viewers and an impressive 31% among adults 18-49 from last week’s numbers.
    • Last week’s numbers (The 61st Annual Tony Awards – 8:00-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.5/9 household rating and 6.80 million viewers, but was able to manage a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 2.2/7 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.0/7 HH Rating [#t2]
    • 5.90M Viewers [#3]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: The ending portion of the U.S. Open (Golf) (8.9/19 HH rating, 13.99M viewers, 2.5/12 A18-49 rating) and the first half-hour of Dateline NBC (4.9/10 HH rating, 7.40M viewers, 1.8/7 A18-49 rating) lifted NBC to first place for the hour and helped ensure the network a solid second place on the evening among households and viewers and a strong first among adults 18-49. Note: I’ll edit this post when the finals are released.
  • 8:00 p.m.: The final hour of Dateline NBC (4.6/9 HH rating, 6.76M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating) remained consistent with last week’s two-hour edition.
    • Week-to-week numbers (vs. 7:00-9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.8/9 to 4.6/9
      • Viewers – 7.07M to 6.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.8/6
  • 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.: A repeat of the two-hour season five premiere of Last Comic Standing (3.2/6 HH rating, 4.87M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating) performed pretty well for the network, outpacing last week’s time period occupants by a good amount among adults 18-49 (+50%).
    • Last week’s numbers (Friday Night Lights-REPEAT):
      • Households – 2.3/4
      • Viewers – 3.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/3
    • Last week’s numbers (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT):
      • Households – 4.1/7
      • Viewers – 5.95M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.0/4 household rating and 3.01 million viewers, but had was way back in fourth place among adults 18-49 with a very weak 0.9/3 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.0/7 HH Rating [#t2]
    • 6.04M Viewers [#2]
    • 2.4/7 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A repeat of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.4/5 HH rating, 3.62M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating) began ABC’s incredibly low rated evening. The show was on par with last week’s numbers among households and viewers, but fell off among adults 18-49. And now comes the really low performances…
    • Last week’s numbers (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition-REPEAT):
      • Households – 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 3.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Fast Cars and Superstars (1.5/3 HH rating, 2.22M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating) and a repeat of America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.9/4 HH rating, 3.21M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating) were hardly noticed in the 8 p.m. hour, with both programs off considerably from last week’s time period occupants. Fast Cars and Superstars declined by 25% among households, 22% among viewers and 36% among adults 18-49. Amazingly enough, the 1.1 A18-49 rating registered by AFHV was good enough for #1 for the evening for ABC.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Fast Cars and Superstars – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.0/4 to 1.5/3
      • Viewers – 2.85M to 2.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4 to 0.7/3
    • Last week’s numbers (NBA Countdown – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.6/5 to
      • Viewers – 3.78M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Desperate Housewives (1.9/3 HH rating, 2.82M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating) performed incredibly poorly for a repeat, failing to even reach the 1.0 range among adults 18-49 nor hit 3M viewers.
  • 10:00 p.m.: That was followed by a repeat of Brothers & Sisters (2.0/4 HH rating, 2.90M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating) which also performed very poorly. One positive was slight growth from its lead-in among households and viewers. These numbers once again prove just how valuable the procedural based programs that dominate CBS’s schedule are. ABC I’m sure would have liked to have had at least another NBA game for this evening, despite that program faltering quite a bit in the ratings. Speaking of which, I wrote a complete analysis of this year’s NBA Finals. You can check it out here. It’s a pretty thorough analysis of the ratings situation, with lots of comparison’s to last year, as well as to the previous low (the 2003 Finals).
    • Last week’s numbers (2007 NBA Finals Game 2 – 9:00 p.m.-11:49 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.6/10
      • Viewers – 8.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.9/4 household rating and 2.97 million viewers, but was a tad bit stronger among adults 18-49, where it was fourth for the evening with a 1.4/5 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/4 HH Rating [#4]
    • 3.58M Viewers [#4]
    • 1.7/5 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Repeats of The War at Home (1.2/3 HH rating, 2.06M viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating) and King of the Hill (1.5/3 HH rating, 2.49M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating) were up a tad from last week, but they still were very weak in terms of overall viewership.
    • Last week’s numbers (The War at Home-REPEAT – 7:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 1.3/3
      • Viewers – 1.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3
    • Last week’s numbers: (King of the Hill-REPEAT – 7:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.74M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: A repeat of The Simpsons (2.6/5 HH rating, 4.21M viewers, 1.9/7 A18-49 rating) was followed by a new episode of The Loop (1.8/3 HH rating, 2.58M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating) and like last week, The Loop wasn’t able to hold onto its solid, though weakened, ‘Simpsons’ lead-in. The program was also off by considerable amounts among households (14%), viewers (25%) and adults 18-49 (29%).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Simpsons-REPEAT – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.1/6
      • Viewers – 5.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8
    • Week-to-week numbers (season premiere – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.1/4 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 3.43M to 2.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.7/5 to 1.2/4
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Family Guy (2.5/5 HH rating, 3.88M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating) was followed by another new episode of The Loop (1.8/3 HH rating, 2.59M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating) with results also similar to last week. The Loop declined week-to-week by 18% among households, 28% among viewers and 25% among adults 18-49.
    • Last week’s numbers (Family Guy-REPEAT – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.7/5
      • Viewers – 4.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/6
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Loop – 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.2/4 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 3.60M to 2.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/4 to 1.2/4

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 0.8/2 household rating, 1.23 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.7/1 HH Rating [#5]
    • 1.04M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of the canceled Reba (1.0/2 HH rating, 1.41M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating) and (1.2/2 HH rating, 1.88M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating) improved the time slot greatly from last week’s repeat airing of 7th Heaven. The show was easily the networks top-rated on the evening. Then again, neither half-hour was able to hit more than 2M viewers. But given how poorly this evening has been for The CW, any positive is worth noting. I must say though, that it’s pretty alarming when you’re getting the best performance out of a canceled series. Sundays this coming Fall are going to be very interesting.
    • Last week’s numbers (7th Heaven-REPEAT):
      • Households – 0.7/1
      • Viewers – 1.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of also canceled 7th Heaven (0.8/2 HH rating, 1.05M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating) improved upon last week’s embarrasingly low numbers from the already canceled (well, not officially) Hidden Palms.
    • Last week’s numbers (Hidden Palms-REPEAT):
      • Households – 0.5/1
      • Viewers – 0.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Supernatural (0.8/1 HH rating, 1.00M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating) ended the evening for The CW on a low note, just barely hitting the 1M mark.
    • Last week’s numbers (Supernatural-REPEAT):
      • Households – 0.8/1
      • Viewers – 1.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1
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 “U.S. Open (Golf)” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, June 23, 2007.

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