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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A ‘Powerful’ evening goes to CBS with stronger than average performances for both of the networks original offerings: Power of 10 and Big Brother.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.6/9 household rating/share, 8.53 million viewers and a 2.7/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.5/8 HH rating [#2]
    • 6.64 viewers [#2]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A special original airing of Power of 10 (6.3/11 HH rating/share, 9.72M viewers, 2.8/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Big Brother 8 (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 8.20M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals):
      • Households – 4.8/8 to 5.2/8
      • Viewers – 7.29M to 8.20M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/8 to 3.2/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: NCIS (5.2/9 HH rating/share, 7.69M viewers, 2.0/6 A18-49 rating/share).

Fox followed in second place for the evening with a 4.3/7 household rating/share and 6.57 million viewers, and was tied for second among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.6/4 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.03M viewers [#4]
    • 1.6/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Bones (3.5/6 HH rating/share, 5.25M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – On the Lot):
      • Households – 1.6/3
      • Viewers – 2.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of House (5.2/8 HH rating/share, 7.90M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 4.0/7 household rating/share and 5.80 million viewers, but was tied for second on the night among adults 18-49 with a 2.0/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.4/13 HH rating [#1]
    • 12.29M viewers [#1]
    • 3.9/11 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: NBC aired the special Live From New York: The First Five Years of Saturday Night Live (4.1/7 HH rating/share, 5.97M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – season finale – America’s Got Talent):
      • Households – 8.4/14
      • Viewers – 13.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/12
  • 10:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (3.9/7 HH rating/share, 5.44M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – 10:00 p.m. – The Singing Bee):
      • Households – 5.5/10
      • Viewers – 9.13M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9

ABC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.8/6 household rating/share, 5.76 million viewers and a 1.8/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 4.1/7 HH rating [#3]
    • 6.20M viewers [#3]
    • 2.2/6 A18-49 rating [#t2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back episodes (original and repeat) of Just for Laughs (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 6.79M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share) and (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 7.35M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share)
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals – 8:00-9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.6/8 to 4.5/8
      • Viewers – 7.22M to 7.07M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.1/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: i-Caught (3.4/5 HH rating/share, 5.11M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals – 10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 3.4/5 to 3.4/5
      • Viewers – 5.00M to 5.11M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.0/5 to 1.7/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: Primetime: Crime (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.09M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals – 9:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.3/8 to 3.6/6
      • Viewers – 6.38M to 5.09M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/7 to 1.7/5

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.0/2 household rating/share, 1.41 million viewers and a 0.6/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/1 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.26M viewers [#5]
    • 0.5/1 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Gilmore Girls (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.57M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: And a repeat of Beauty and the Geek (0.9/1 HH rating/share, 1.24M viewers, 0.5/1 A18-49 rating/share).
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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 “Power of 10” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, September 4, 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