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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, July, 6, 2007

Jericho returns (with repeats), performing okay as it helps give CBS the win on the evening among households and viewers. The CW though pulls out a win among adults 18-49, thanks to another solid outing from WWE Smackdown.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 3.5/7 household rating and 5.19 million viewers but was second among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/5 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/7 HH rating [#1]
    • 5.68M viewers [#1]
    • 1.3/5 A18-49 [#t2]
  • Sandwiched between two repeats of Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs (which both performed on par with previous repeat outings) was the return of Jericho.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ghost Whisperer (3.5/7 HH rating, 4.95M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Replacing repeats of Close to Home was a repeat of the recently renewed series Jericho (3.2/6 HH rating, 4.74M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating). The episode that aired this evening was the pilot of the show.  This aren’t by any means excellent numbers, but for a Friday night and for a show which was canceled and then renewed, these are solid numbers, with really only weakness being shown among adults 18-49.  The program was first on the hour among households and viewers, and second among adults 18-49.
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Numb3rs (3.9/8 HH rating, 5.88M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating).

NBC followed in second place for the evening among households with a 3.0/6 household rating and 4.27 million viewers, but was way back in fourth place among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/4 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.0/6 HH Rating [#2]
    • 4.46M viewers [#2]
    • 1.3/5 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • Another all repeat lineup for NBC.  The three hour block was down a bit from last week, most specifically among adults 18-49.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of 1 vs. 100 (3.1/6 HH rating, 4.53M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Las Vegas (2.5/5 HH rating, 3.60M viewers, 0.9/4 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (3.4/7 HH rating, 4.70M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 2.7/5 household rating, fourth among viewers with 3.88 million and third among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/4 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 3.65M viewers [#3]
    • 1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of George Lopez (2.2/4 HH rating, 3.06M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Kyle XY (1.8/3 HH rating, 2.66M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating) doesn’t seem to be improving.  It dropped a bit among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.50M to 2.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/4 to 0.8/3
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (4.1/8 HH rating, 5.93M viewers, 1.5/6 A18-49 rating) was the strongest program on the evening, placing first for the night among households, viewers and among adults 18-49.  Week-to-week performance was solid too, except among adults 18-49 where it was down by a strange 17%.  I say it in that way because of its growth among the other two categories.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.9/8 to 4.1/8
      • Viewers – 5.60M to 5.93M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 1.5/6

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating, but was third among viewers with 4.19 million and managed a first place rating among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.01M viewers [#3]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: WWE Smackdown (2.6/5 HH rating, 4.19M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating) continues to take advantage of its all repeat competition, once again leading the network to a first place position on the evening among the coveted adults 18-49 demo.  Week-to-week performance was even.  With slight growth among households and viewers.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.4/5 to 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 4.02M to 4.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.4/5

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening among households with a 2.2/4 household rating, 3.23 million viewers and a 0.8/3 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.5/5 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.59M viewers [#5]
    • 0.9/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Bones (2.5/5 HH rating, 3.47M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A new episode of Standoff (2.0/4 HH rating, 2.99M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating) slid even further down, dropping 230,000 viewers (7%), 19% among households and 22% among adults 18-49.  Another very poor performance from FOX as the program was once again unable to remain even with its repeat lead-in, let alone show any sort of growth.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.3/4 to 2.0/4
      • Viewers – 3.22M to 2.99M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.9/3 to 0.7/2

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 “20/20” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, July 13, 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

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  • matt

    well done on the excellent blog again! keep it up thanks and well done WWE Smackdown on the CW its doing well especially since all other programming around it is repeats

  • matt

    well done on the excellent blog again! keep it up thanks and well done WWE Smackdown on the CW its doing well especially since all other programming around it is repeats