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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, July 26, 2007

In a close contest on top between Fox and CBS among households and viewers, Fox comes out ahead, and takes the A18-49 crown as well.

Fox finished in first place for the evening with a 5.6/10 household rating, 8.88 million viewers and a 3.2/11 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.4/10 HH rating [#2]
    • 8.29M viewers [#1]
    • 2.9/9 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Lyrics (5.4/10 HH rating, 8.53M viewers, 3.0/11 A18-49 rating).
    • Last week’s numbers (8:00 p.m. – ‘5th Grader’):
      • Households – 4.6/9
      • Viewers – 7.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/8
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:30 p.m. – ‘Lyrics’):
      • Households – 5.4/10 to 5.4/10
      • Viewers – 8.36M to 8.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/10 to 3.0/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: So You Think You Can Dance? (5.9/10 HH rating, 9.22M viewers, 3.2/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.9/10 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 9.07M to 9.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 to 3.2/10

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 5.5/10 household rating, 8.19 million viewers and a 2.4/8 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/10 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.04M viewers [#2]
    • 2.4/8 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Big Brother 8 (4.5/8 HH rating, 7.06M viewers, 2.6/10 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/9 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 6.98M to 7.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/9 to 2.6/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI (6.4/11 HH rating, 9.31M viewers, 2.6/8 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Shark (5.6/10 HH rating, 8.20M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating).

ABC finished in third place on the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating, but was fourth among viewers with 3.42 million and among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/3 rating.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.41M viewers [#4]
    • 1.0/3 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ugly Betty (2.6/5 HH rating, 3.30M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Grey’s Anatomy (2.6/4 HH rating, 3.63M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Men in Trees (2.5/4 HH rating, 3.32M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating).

NBC followed in fourth place on the evening with a 2.3/4 household rating, but managed a third place finish among viewers with 3.52 million and among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 3.91M viewers [#3]
    • 1.8/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of My Name is Earl (2.8/5 HH rating, 4.20M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating) and 30 Rock (2.3/4 HH rating, 3.57M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of The Office (2.5/4 HH rating, 3.98M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating) and Scrubs (2.3/4 HH rating, 3.47M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat E.R. (2.0/4 HH rating, 2.96M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating).

The CW was left then in fifth place earning a 1.2/2 household rating, 1.79 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.77M viewers [#5]
    • 0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Smallville (1.2/2 HH rating, 1.82M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.1/2 HH rating, 1.76M viewers, 0.7/2 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 “So You Think You Can Dance?” will be reported in next weeks report for Thursday, August 2, 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