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Broadcast TV Ratings for Thursday, August 16, 2007

Fox ‘Danced’ the night away with a first place finish among households (tie), viewers and adults 18-49 with the season finale for So You Think You Can Dance? finishing on par with last year’s performance.

Fox finished in a tie for first place place on the evening with a 5.8/10 household rating/share, but was first among viewers (9.37 million) and among adults 18-49 (3.5/11 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 4.7/8 HH rating [#2]
    • 7.23M viewers [#2]
    • 2.7/8 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Part one of the two-hour season finale of So You Think You Can Dance? (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 7.23M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share) got things going for Fox, with the program on par with last year’s penultimate episode of the season, with ever so slight gains among viewers and adults 18-49.
    • Year-to-year numbers (8:00 p.m. – August 16, 2006):
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.2/9
      • Viewers – 8.03M to 8.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/10 to 3.1/10
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (fast nationals – August 2, 2007):
      • Households – 5.8/10 to 5.2/9
      • Viewers – 9.56M to 8.16M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.5/11 to 3.1/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: Part two of the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance? (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.23M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share) finished off the night in a powerful first place across households, viewers and adults 18-49. Though this year’s finale was not as strong as last year, the ratings numbers year-to-year were mostly insignificant (-70,000 or -0.7% among viewers, -1.5% among households and 7% among adults 18-49).
    • Season finale comparison (9:00 p.m. – August 16, 2006):
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 6.6/11
      • Viewers – 10.65M to 10.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/12 to 4.0/12
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – NFL Preseason: Indianopolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys):
      • Households – 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 7.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8

CBS followed in a tie for first place on the evening with a 5.8/10 household rating/share, but was second among viewers (8.66 million) and among adults 18-49 (2.5/8 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 6.2/11 HH rating [#1]
    • 9.14M viewers [#1]
    • 2.7/9 A18-49 rating [#t1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Big Brother 8 (4.7/9 HH rating/share, 7.47M viewers, 2.7/9 A18-49 rating/share) was down week-to-week, but its total audience remained mostly in tact, posting declines of 560,000 or 7% among viewers, 10% among households and 10% among adults 18-49.
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals):
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 4.7/9
      • Viewers – 8.03M to 7.47M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/10 to 2.7/9
  • The CSI/Without A Trace combination continues to look strong heading into the fall season. It’s going to be yet another close race on top between ABC and CBS for Thursday night dominance.
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of CSI (6.4/11 HH rating/share, 9.52M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Without A Trace (6.2/11 HH rating/share, 8.99M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place on the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating/share, but was fourth among both viewers (3.62 million) and among adults 18-49 (1.2/4 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 2.9/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 4.14M viewers [#3]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • ABC suffered a bit of a weekly decline after seeing a slight increase last week.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Ugly Betty (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 3.64M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Grey’s Anatomy (2.6/5 HH rating/share, 3.66M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Men in Trees (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 3.58M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC followed in fourth place on the evening with a 2.5/4 household rating/share, but managed a third place finish among both viewers (3.68 million) and among adults 18-49 (1.5/5 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 2.5/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 3.71M viewers [#4]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • NBC’s comedies and ER repear remained mostly even from the week prior, with ER the only series showing any growth, but it was minor and mostly insignificant given the series’ already low repeat numbers.
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Repeats of My Name is Earl (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 4.38M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share) and 30 Rock (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.50M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of The Office (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.01M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share) and Scrubs (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.43M viewers, 1.6/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat E.R. (2.3/4 HH rating/share, 3.39M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW was left then in fifth place earning a 1.2/2 household rating/share, 2.01 million viewers and a 0.8/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.4/3 HH rating [#5]
    • 2.10M viewers [#5]
    • 0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • The CW just barely was able to post an overall average above 2 million viewers, as the network saw solid performance out of Smallville, but a weekly decline from Supernatural.
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Smallville (1.3/2 HH rating/share, 2.16M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.87M viewers, 0.8/2 A18-49 rating/share).
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 23, 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

    abc’s repeatson a thurs nites do alrite cant really blame Grey’s Anatomy low numbers considering its gets 20million + watching on first airings and ABC tended to repeat them on a friday nite for a while so mostly everyone has seen them already

  • matt

    abc’s repeatson a thurs nites do alrite cant really blame Grey’s Anatomy low numbers considering its gets 20million + watching on first airings and ABC tended to repeat them on a friday nite for a while so mostly everyone has seen them already