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Broadcast TV Ratings for Monday, September 24, 2007

ABC’s Dancing With the Stars holds off the competition on Monday night.  The night seen a total of 10 season openers (three series premieres and seven season premieres, including ‘Dance’).  Though ABC was far and away the most-watched network last night, NBC was a very close second place among adults 18-49 with their solid season premiere of hit drama Heroes and okay series premieres for Chuck and Journeyman.  

On the CBS front, all its shows returned down from year-ago numbers, but the nets new comedy series The Big Bang Theory showed good growth from its lead-in and improved the timeslot numbers among adults 18-49 from last year’s occupant. Over at FOX, K-Ville suffered a big loss.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 10.1/15 household rating/share, 15.38 million viewers and a 4.7/12 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.9/6 HH rating [#4]
    • 5.82M viewers [#4]
    • 2.3/6 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00-9:30 p.m.: The fifth season premiere of Dancing With the Stars (13.5/20 HH rating/share, 21.19M viewers, 5.8/20 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (Season 4 – March 19, 2007 – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 13.7/21 to 13.5/20
      • Viewers – 21.80M to 21.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.4/16 to 5.8/20
    • Season premiere comparison (Season 3 – September 12, 2006 – 8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 13.3/21 to 13.5/20
      • Viewers – 20.22M to 21.19M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.7/15 to 5.8/20
  • 10:00 p.m.: And that led into the 11th season premiere of The Bachelor (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 9.57M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (Season 10 – April 2, 2007 – 9:45-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.9/11 to 6.6/11
      • Viewers – 9.86M to 9.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/9 to 3.5/9

CBS followed in second place for the evening with a 7.9/12 household rating/share and 12.17 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 4.2/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/9 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.41M viewers [#1]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: The third season premiere of How I Met Your Mother (5.3/8 HH rating/share, 8.27M viewers, 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by the series premiere of The Big Bang Theory (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 9.57M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • How I Met Your Mother
    • Season premiere comparison (September 18, 2006 (8:30 p.m.)):
      • Households – 6.8/10 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 10.48M to 8.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/10 to 3.2/9
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Season 2 finale – May 14, 2007):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 5.3/8
      • Viewers – 7.70M to 8.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/9 to 3.2/9
    • Timeslot comparison (The Class (8:00 p.m.) vs. The Big Bang Theory (8:30 p.m.) – September 18, 2006):
      • Households – 6.6/11 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 10.48M to 9.57M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 3.7/9
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: The fifth season premiere of Two and a Half Men (8.4/12 HH rating/share, 13.44M viewers, 4.7/11 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by the second season premiere of Rules of Engagement (7.7/11 HH rating/share, 12.08M viewers, 4.4/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Two and a Half Men
    • Season premiere comparison (September 18, 2006):
      • Households – 9.7/14 to 8.4/12
      • Viewers – 15.09M to 13.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/x to 4.7/11
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Season 4 finale – May 14, 2007):
      • Households – 6.3/10 to 8.4/12
      • Viewers – 10.16M to 13.44M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/10 to 4.7/11
    • Rules of Engagement
    • Season premiere comparison (February 5, 2007):
      • Households – 9.7/14 to 7.7/11
      • Viewers – 14.83M to 12.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.2/12 to 4.4/10
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Season 1 finale – March 19, 2007):
      • Households – 6.0/9 to 7.7/11
      • Viewers – 9.26M to 12.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.6/8 to 4.4/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: And lastly, the sixth season premiere of CSI: Miami (9.8/16 HH rating/share, 14.84M viewers, 4.6/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (September 18, 2006):
      • Households – 11.4/18 to 9.8/16
      • Viewers – 17.62M to 14.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.8/15 to 4.6/12
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (Season 5 finale – May 14, 2007):
      • Households – 10.9/18 to 9.8/16
      • Viewers – 16.63M to 14.84M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.3/14 to 4.6/12

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 6.6/10 household rating/share and 10.96 million viewers, but was contending for first place among adults 18-49 where it finished with a second place 4.6/11 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.0/8 HH rating [#3]
    • 7.80M viewers [#3]
    • 2.5/7 A18-49 rating [#t3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: The series premiere of Chuck (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 9.28M viewers, 3.6/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Timeslot comparison (Deal or No Deal – September 25, 2006):
      • Households – 8.2/13 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 13.00M to 9.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.8/11 to 3.6/9
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – Deal or No Deal):
      • Households – 7.5/12
      • Viewers – 11.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: That was followed by the second season premiere of the hit Sci-Fi series Heroes (8.1/12 HH rating/share, 14.12M viewers, 6.5/15 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparison (September 25, 2006):
      • Households – 8.6/13 to 8.1/12
      • Viewers – 14.10M to 14.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.9/14 to 6.5/15
    • Episode-to-episode comparison (season 1 finale – May 21, 2007):
      • Households – 8.0/12 to 8.1/12
      • Viewers – 13.48M to 14.12M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.2/15 to 6.5/15
    • Last week’s numbers (fast nationals – The Singing Bee):
      • Households – 4.9/8
      • Viewers – 7.80M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: And that led into the series premiere of Journeyman (5.9/10 HH rating/share, 9.48M viewers, 3.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Timeslot comparison (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – September 18, 2006):
      • Households – 8.6/14 to 5.9/10
      • Viewers – 13.41M to 9.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.0/13 to 3.7/9

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 6.72 million, and a 2.7/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.3/8 HH rating [#2]
    • 8.18M viewers [#2]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Prison Break (4.7/7 HH rating/share, 7.28M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals):
      • Households – 4.9/8 to 4.7/7
      • Viewers – 7.41M to 7.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/8 to 3.1/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: Week two of K-Ville (4.1/6 HH rating/share, 6.17M viewers, 2.3/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fast nationals):
      • Households – 5.7/9 to 4.1/6
      • Viewers – 8.96M to 6.17M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/8 to 2.3/5

The CW was left for a fifth place finish with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, 1.74 million viewers and a 0.7/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.2/2 HH rating [#5]
    • 1.74M viewers [#5]
    • 0.7/2 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of Everybody Hates Chris (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.82M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: And repeats of Girlfriends (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.56M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share) and The Game (1.1/2 HH rating/share, 1.77M viewers, 0.7/2 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 “Dateline” will be reported in next weeks report for Monday, October 1, 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