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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, June 24, 2007

CBS takes the evening in large part to the networks solid performance from their repeat programs. The other networks, meanwhile, fail to break through, posting incredibly low ratings in some cases.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.0/9 household rating and 7.38 million viewers but had to settle for third place among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating.

  • Last Week
    • 5.5/10 HH Rating [#1]
    • 8.05M Viewers [#1]
    • 1.7/6 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: 60 Minutes (5.7/12 HH rating, 8.31M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating) bounced up a little from last week to begin the networks easy domination of their competition on the evening.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/10 to 5.7/12
      • Viewers – 7.36M to 8.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.3/5
  • Repeats of Without a Trace, Cold Case and another Without a Trace held off their competition, leading to CBS winning the remaining three hours of primetime.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without a Trace (4.5/9 HH rating, 6.74M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating)
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Cold Case (5.2/9 HH rating, 9.02M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating) .
  • 10:00 p.m.: Another repeat of Without A Trace (6.0/11 HH rating, 7.76M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating).

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.3/6 household rating and 4.89 million viewers, but was able to manage a first place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/9 HH Rating [#2]
    • 6.80M Viewers [#2]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (3.0/4 HH rating, 4.50M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating) was down, but that was to be expected considering it was benefited greatly last week from the strong golf overrun.
  • 9:00 p.m.: Well, the Friday Night Lights repeat experiment seems to be over. After a few weeks of poor performances, NBC has pulled the repeat run of the series, and replaced it this week (last week it was a repeat of Last Comic Standing) with a repeat of Law & Order (3.3/6 HH rating, 4.77M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating), which did manage to show considerable growth from the week prior.
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4.0/7 HH rating, 5.77M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating) also improved upon last weeks numbers, posting strong numbers, especially among adults 18-49, where it was first for the hour.

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.1/4 household rating and 2.99 million viewers, but was way back in fourth place among adults 18-49 with a very weak 1.0/3 rating in the demo.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.0/4 HH Rating [#3]
    • 3.01M Viewers [#3]
    • 0.9/3 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • 7:00 p.m.: A new episode (and series finale) of Fast Cars and Superstars (1.5/3 HH rating, 2.15M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating) was pretty much even from the week prior, which means another terrible performance. The show barely was over the 2 million mark, and was once again unable to reach even a 1.0 among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers (Fast Cars and Superstars – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 1.4/3 to 1.5/3
      • Viewers – 2.14M to 2.15M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.7/2 to 0.6/2
  • The rest of the night consisted of another string of well below average numbers for the evening. It’s amazing the difference in ratings for these shows when they air original episodes and repeats.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.6/5 HH rating, 3.90M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Desperate Housewives (2.3/4 HH rating, 3.19M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: That was followed by a repeat of Brothers & Sisters (2.0/4 HH rating, 2.70M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating).

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 1.9/4 household rating and 2.98 million viewers, but was able to manage a first place tie among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.9/4 HH Rating [#4]
    • 2.97M Viewers [#4]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: A repeat of King of the Hill (1.7/3 HH rating, 2.59M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating) was followed by a new episode of The Loop (1.0/2 HH rating, 1.49M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating). I’m really curious why FOX decided to give a full season order to The Loop, and then just dump the show in the Summer. Anyways, these are pretty dreadful numbers for an original program.
    • 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 (2.2/4 HH rating, 3.55M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating) was followed by another new episode of The Loop (1.7/3 HH rating, 2.62M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating). New episode two of the night showed nice improvement from the previous, but was down from the week prior.
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Loop – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.65M to 2.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/4 to 1.3/4
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Family Guy (2.8/5 HH rating, 3.88M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating) was followed by yet another new episode of The Loop (2.0/3 HH rating, 2.62M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating). This episode of The Loop was the series best performer for the evening, and actually managed to grow ever so slightly from the week prior. Still though, all three new episodes were overshadowed by their lead-ins this evening.
    • Week-to-week numbers (The Loop – 9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 1.7/3 to 2.0/3
      • Viewers – 2.51M to 2.62M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.3/4

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 0.9/2 household rating, 1.35 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.8/2 HH Rating [#5]
    • 1.23M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of the canceled Reba (1.2/2 HH rating, 2.04M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating) performed pretty well, growing from last week and once again leading me to question why The CW was so quick to axe this obviously well enjoyed and solid (for The CW at least) performing series. It was far and away the networks top-rated series on the evening.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of also canceled 7th Heaven (0.8/1 HH rating, 1.11M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating) was unable to retain any sort of significant amount of viewers from its lead-in…
  • 9:00 p.m.: and the same goes for a repeat of Supernatural (0.7/1 HH rating, 1.10M viewers, 0.4/1 A18-49 rating) which dipped even further.

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonights episode of “Cold Case-REPEAT” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, July 1, 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