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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, September 14, 2007

ABC steals FOX’s thunder with an easy Friday night victory, while the premiere of Nashville flops and ‘5th Grader‘ opens in poor form on its new night.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating/share, 5.92 million viewers and a 1.7/6 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.2/6 HH rating [#2]
    • 4.89M viewers [#2]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: A repeat of the America’s Funniest Home Videos Special: No Business in Show Business (3.6/7 HH rating/share, 5.60M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: The 20/20 Special: Whose Body Is It Anyway?! (4.4/8 HH rating/share, 6.58M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals – 9:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.2/8 to 4.4/8
      • Viewers – 6.13M to 6.58M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/6 to 1.9/6

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.0/6 household rating/share, was tied for second among viewers with 4.31 million and was tied for fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.5/6 HH Rating [#1]
    • 4.90M viewers [#1]
    • 1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of 1 vs. 100 (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 4.32M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by a repeat of Las Vegas (2.8/5 HH rating/share, 3.86M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And lastly, a repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (3.3/7 HH rating/share, 4.75M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening.

CBS finished in third place on the evening with a 2.8/5 household rating/share, but was fourth among viewers with 4.20 million and tied for fourth among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.2/4 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.17M viewers [#5]
    • 1.0/3 A18-49 [#t4]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: The fall preview show CBS Sneak Peak (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.10M viewers, 1.0/4 A18-49 rating/share) and a repeat of Two and a Half Men (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.12M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Jericho (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.17M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And lastly, a repeat of Numb3rs (3.5/7 HH rating/share, 5.32M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – Special – Fashion Rocks):
      • Households – 2.2/4
      • Viewers – 3.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4

The CW followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/5 household rating/share, but finished in a stronger tie for second among viewers with 4.31 million and alone in second among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/5 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#t3]
    • 4.62M viewers [#3]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.6/5 HH rating, 4.31M viewers, 1.3/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals):
      • Households – 2.7/5 to 2.6/5
      • Viewers – 4.62M to 4.31M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.3/5

FOX finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.5/5 household rating/share and 3.88 million viewers, but managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.7/5 HH rating [#t3]
    • 3.80M viewers [#4]
    • 1.0/3 A18-49 rating [#t4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The season premiere of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, in its new timeslot, (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 5.04M viewers, 1.5/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Nashville (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.72M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – Movie – Hollywood Homicide):
      • Households – 2.7/5
      • Viewers – 3.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3

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 “20/20” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, September 21, 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

  • matt

    gud work! ok anybody else think that fox should cool it on the broadcasts of “…smarter than a 5th grader?” same should happen with NBC and Deal or No Deal quiz shows shoulnt be overused as they get stale yet they are cheap to make

  • matt

    gud work! ok anybody else think that fox should cool it on the broadcasts of “…smarter than a 5th grader?” same should happen with NBC and Deal or No Deal quiz shows shoulnt be overused as they get stale yet they are cheap to make

  • I agree matt.

    This is actually something that has been occurring quite frequently for many TV shows, across several networks.

    You already mentioned 5th Grader and Deal or No Deal, shows whose ratings have declined, but Fox has also overplayed House (a great show). They use it to fill voids in their lineup. Sure they perform well, but that could have a negative impact on its first-run ratings.

    Same thing goes for ABC with Grey’s Anatomy. The immediate Friday night repeat (of the prior nights original episode) seemed quite pointless.

    Those are just a few examples.

  • I agree matt.

    This is actually something that has been occurring quite frequently for many TV shows, across several networks.

    You already mentioned 5th Grader and Deal or No Deal, shows whose ratings have declined, but Fox has also overplayed House (a great show). They use it to fill voids in their lineup. Sure they perform well, but that could have a negative impact on its first-run ratings.

    Same thing goes for ABC with Grey’s Anatomy. The immediate Friday night repeat (of the prior nights original episode) seemed quite pointless.

    Those are just a few examples.