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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, July 24, 2007

NBC takes the evening, despite declines from both its unscripted programs America’s Got Talent and Singing Bee, the later of which has been on a downward track since its premiere three weeks ago.

NBC finished in first place for the evening with a 5.6/10 household rating, 8.82 million viewers and a 2.6/8 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 6.5/11 HH rating [#1]
    • 10.12M viewers [#1]
    • 3.1/10 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00-9:30 p.m.: A one and a half hour edition of America’s Got Talent (6.2/11 HH rating, 9.88M viewers, 2.9/10 A18-49 rating) was enough to give NBC the win on the night, but the program was off some from the week prior, dipping by 500,000 viewers or 5%, 5% among households and 9% among adults 18-49. Still though, it was far and away the nights most watched and highest-rated program.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/11 to 6.2/11
      • Viewers – 10.38M to 9.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/10 to 2.9/10
  • 9:30 p.m.: Singing Bee (5.7/10 HH rating, 9.45M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating) also was down, but it much more so than its lead-in. Continuing a trend started last week, the new series took another large loss of 1.58 million viewers or 14%, and 16% among both households and adults 18-49. These are still very solid numbers for the series, but with total loss from the premiere of 3.86 million viewers or 29%, 30% among households and 39% among adults 18-49, NBC may have a problem on their hands if the show doesn’t level itself out. But, and there is always a but it seems, like its lead-in, these are very solid and respectable numbers for a summer series, as long as it doesn’t dip too much further down, everything should be okay.
    • Week-to-week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.1/13 to 6.8/11 to 5.7/10
      • Viewers – 13.31M to 11.03M to 9.45M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/14 to 3.7/11 to 3.1/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (4.6/8 HH rating, 6.90M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating) .

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 4.7/8 household rating, 6.83 million viewers and a 2.1/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.2/7 HH rating [#3]
    • 6.30M viewers [#3]
    • 1.9/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (5.5/10 HH rating, 7.83M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Big Brother 8 (4.5/8 HH rating, 6.80M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating) posted nearly identical numbers from last week among households and viewers, but was down 10% among adults 18-49. Sure the program continues to lost total audience from its lead-in, but strong A18-49 numbers are keeping its performance from being labeled poor.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.5/8 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.02M to 6.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/8 to 2.6/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (4.2/8 HH rating, 5.86M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating) replaced the now canceled and pushed to the Internet Pirate Master (read more on that here) and the results were positive. Growth for the network on the hour was at an impressive 1.42 million viewers or 32%, 45% among households and 33% among adults 18-49.
    • Last week’s numbers (Pirate Master):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.9/7 household rating, 5.78 million viewers and a 2.0/7 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.4/8 HH rating [#2]
    • 6.88M viewers [#2]
    • 2.4/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Just for Laughs (4.6/9 HH rating, 7.01M viewers, 2.2/8 A18-49 rating) was followed by another episode of Just for Laughs (5.0/9 HH rating, 7.89M viewers, 2.7/9 A18-49 rating) held up fairly well, with the 8:00 p.m. portion fairing the the poorest, but the series mostly found its audience back during the second half-hour. We’ll see how it fares next week, its third week on the air.
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00 p.m. – series premiere):
      • Households – 4.9/9 to 4.6/9
      • Viewers – 7.92M to 7.01M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/10 to 2.2/8
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.0/9
      • Viewers – 8.64M to 7.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/10 to 2.7/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Shaq’s Big Challenge (3.3/6 HH rating, 4.82M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating) stayed mostly even from the week prior, but did have losses across the board.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/6 to 3.3/6
      • Viewers – 5.42M to 4.82M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/6 to 1.8/6
  • 10:00 p.m.: Primetime: Family Secrets (3.6/6 HH rating, 5.07M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating) took a heavy dip downward, dropping an unexpected 1.85 million viewers or 27%, 25% among households and 28% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/8 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 6.92M to 5.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 1.8/6

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating, 4.28 million viewers and a 1.5/5 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.15M viewers [#4]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: On the Lot (1.5/3 HH rating, 2.16M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49) continues its remarkably terribly performance, as Fox continues, for what reason we don’t know, to air the very low-rated series.
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.5/3 to 1.5/3
      • Viewers – 2.28M to 2.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3 to 1.0/3
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (4.2/7 HH rating, 6.40M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.8/1 household rating, 1.08 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.0/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.38M viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • Notably for The CW on the night was the very, very poor performance out of a repeat of Beauty and the Geek, as the show was unable to even crack 1 million viewers, and produced an incredibly low 0.3 among adults 18-49.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Gilmore Girls (0.9/2 HH rating, 1.32M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Beauty and the Geek (0.6/1 HH rating, 850,000 viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating).
GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

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 “America’s Got Talent” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, July 31, 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