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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A tight race between the top four, results in a win on the evening among households by ABC and a win by FOX among viewers and adults 18-49.

In premiere news, ABC’s new sitcoms Cavemen and Carpoolers both did okay, with solid performances among adults 18-49, despite low overall turnout.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with a 7.9/13 household rating/share, but was third among viewers with 11.87 million and second among adults 18-49 with a 3.6/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 9.5/15 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 14.33M viewers [#1]
    • 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share [#t2]
  • 8:00-9:30 p.m.: The series premiere of Cavemen (6.1/10 HH rating/share, 8.98M viewers, 3.3/10 A18-49 rating/share) was followed by the series premiere of Carpoolers (5.9/9 HH rating/share, 9.02M viewers, 3.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The fourth season premiere of Dancing With the Stars (10.4/16 HH rating/share, 17.49M viewers, 4.5/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00-9:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 12.2/19 to 10.4/16
      • Viewers – 18.51M to 17.49M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.8/13 to 4.5/13
  • 10:00 p.m.: Boston Legal (6.9/11 HH rating/share, 10.94M viewers, 3.1/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 6.9/11 to 7.4/12
      • Viewers – 10.30M to 10.94M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 3.1/8

Fox followed tied in second place for the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share, but managed a first place finish among both viewers (12.58) and among adults 18-49 (5.0/13 rating/share).

  • Last Week:
    • 8.0/12 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 13.19M viewers [#2]
    • 5.4/10 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Bones (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.89M viewers, 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (third season premiere):
      • Households – 5.2/8 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.40M to 7.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 2.9/8
  • 9:00 p.m.: House (10.3/15 HH rating/share, 17.28M viewers, 7.1/17 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 10.7/16 to 10.3/15
      • Viewers – 18.31M to 17.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.8/19 to 7.1/17

CBS finished tied for second place on the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share, was alone in second among viewers with 12.28 million viewers, but could only manage a fourth place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.1/8 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.6/12 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 11.84 viewers [#3]
    • 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share [#t2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (10.2/16 HH rating/share, 16.26M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 8.8/14 to 10.2/16
      • Viewers – 13.89M to 16.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9 to 3.6/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Unit (7.0/10 HH rating/share, 11.34M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (third season premiere):
      • Households – 6.7/10 to 7.0/10
      • Viewers – 10.70M to 11.34M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/7 to 3.2/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Cane (6.0/10 HH rating/share, 9.24M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 7.5/13 to 6.0/10
      • Viewers – 11.21M to 9.24M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 2.5/7

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.6/9 household rating/share and 8.69 million viewers, and managed a third place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.5/9 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 8.46M viewers [#4]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00-8:30 p.m.: The second season premiere of The Singing Bee (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 6.60M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30-10:00 p.m.: A 90-minute episode of The Biggest Loser (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 7.39M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:00-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 6.62M to 7.39M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.3/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (7.7/13 HH rating/share, 11.66M viewers, 4.5/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (ninth season premiere):
      • Households – 8.0/13 to 7.7/13
      • Viewers – 12.12M to 11.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.8/13 to 4.5/12

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 1.8/3 household rating/share, 2.73 million viewers and a 1.3/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.0/3 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 3.10M viewers [#5]
    • 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Beauty and the Geek (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.65M viewers, 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers :
      • Households – 1.9/3 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 2.98M to 2.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.3/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: Reaper (1.8/3 HH rating/share, 2.81M viewers, 1.3/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 2.1/3 to 1.8/3
      • Viewers – 3.28M to 2.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/4 to 1.3/3
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 “Dancing With the Stars” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, October 9, 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