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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, July 23, 2007

Fox wins the evening with ease, taking the night among households, viewers and adults 18-49 takes to a constant and strong performance from Hell’s Kitchen and a special airing of ‘5th Grader‘.

FOX finished in first place for the evening with a 5.2/9 household rating, 8.64 million viewers and a 3.5/11 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/6 HH rating [#3]
    • 6.05M viewers [#2]
    • 2.9/9 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Airing outside its normal Thursday time slot a special airing of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (5.2/9 HH rating, 8.49M viewers, 2.8/10 A18-49 rating) boosted Fox’s Monday average, proving the show has an audience no matter what night it airs on.
  • 9:00 p.m.: Hell’s Kitchen (5.2/8 HH rating, 8.79M viewers, 4.1/12 A18-49 rating) kept things strong for Fox, as it not only grew from last week’s episode among households and viewers, but also grew respectably from its lead-in, leading the night among all main categories.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.0/8 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 8.25M to 8.79M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/12 to 4.1/12

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.7/8 household rating, 6.91 million viewers and a 2.2/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.6/8 HH rating [#1]
    • 6.71M viewers [#1]
    • 2.1/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • CBS was actually just as strong as it always is on Monday nights with repeats, it was just beaten this week by Fox’s different, and obviously effective, program schedule.
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of How I Met Your Mother (3.4/6 HH rating, 5.00M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (3.6/6 HH rating, 5.33M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Repeats of Two and a Half Men (5.8/10 HH rating, 8.76M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating) and another How I Met Your Mother (4.4/7 HH rating, 6.52M viewers, 2.3/6 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And lastly, a repeat of CSI: Miami (5.4/10 HH rating, 7.92M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.1/7 household rating and 5.96 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/6 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/6 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.91M viewers [#4]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • The CMA Music Festival improved ABC’s position on the evening among households and viewers, but there was no change among adults 18-49.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wife Swap (3.6/6 HH rating, 4.92M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00-11:00 p.m.: CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock (4.3/8 HH rating, 6.48M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating) was ABC’s best performer on the evening, as it grew from hour to hour. However, as I mentioned above, the rating on the evening among adults 18-49 was unchanged from last week. In fact, the A18-49 rating of last week’s Extreme Makeover was actually stronger than the CMA Music Festival.
    • Last week’s numbers (Extreme Makeover):
      • Households – 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 5.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.7/6 household rating and 5.25 million viewers, but managed a third place finish on the evening among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/6 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/7 HH rating [#2]
    • 5.66M viewers [#3]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Age of Love (2.6/4 HH rating, 3.82M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (Victoria Beckham: Coming to America):
      • Households – 3.5/6
      • Viewers – 5.05M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by a new episode of Age of Love (3.8/6 HH rating, 5.47M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating) which grew very nicely from the week prior.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.0/5 to 3.8/6
      • Viewers – 4.49M to 5.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/5 to 2.2/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.6/8 HH rating, 6.45M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating) declined quite a bit from last week, dropping by 960,000 viewers or 12%, 13% among households and 15% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 7.41M to 6.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 to 2.2/6

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.2/2 household rating, 1.64 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.1/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.64M viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • Everybody Hates Chris was the bright spot on the evening for The CW, posting what are fair numbers for a repeat on the network.
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of Everybody Hates Chris (1.4/3 HH rating, 2.10M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating) and All of Us (1.2/2 HH rating, 1.68M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: Repeats of Girlfriends (1.0/2 HH rating, 1.39M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating) and The Game (1.0/2 HH rating, 1.38M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating).


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 “Hell’s Kitchen” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, July 30, 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