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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, October 5, 2007

CBS stays in first place on the night. The move to Friday nights for Friday Night Lights was mostly successful, with the series premiering ahead of where it left off last year.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 5.7/10 household rating/share, 8.83 million viewers and a 2.4/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.8/11 HH rating [#1]
    • 8.82M viewers [#1]
    • 2.4/8 A18-49 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (5.7/11 HH rating/share, 8.71M viewers, 2.4/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (third season premiere):
      • Households – 5.8/11 to 5.7/11
      • Viewers – 8.72M to 8.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.4/9 to 2.4/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Week two of new series Moonlight (5.4/10 HH rating/share, 8.25M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 5.7/10 to 5.4/10
      • Viewers – 8.54M to 8.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 2.2/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs (6.2/12 HH rating/share, 9.53M viewers, 2.7/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fourth season premiere):
      • Households – 6.1/11 to 6.2/12
      • Viewers – 9.38M to 9.53M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.7/9

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 4.9/9 household rating/share, 7.38 million viewers and a 2.1/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.6/10 HH Rating [#2]
    • 8.56M viewers [#2]
    • 2.2/7 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Deal or No Deal (5.5/10 HH rating/share, 8.26M viewers, 2.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Friday premiere):
      • Households – 4.9/9 to 5.5/10
      • Viewers – 7.53M to 8.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/7 to 2.1/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: The second season premiere of re-located drama Friday Night Lights (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.48M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Season premiere comparision (Tuesday, October 3, 2006 – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.7/7 to 4.2/8
      • Viewers – 7.17M to 6.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.2/7
    • Episode-to-episode numbers (April 11, 2007):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.26M to 6.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.2/7
  • 10:00 p.m.: Las Vegas (5.0/9 HH rating/share, 7.41M viewers, 2.2/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (fifth season premiere – 9:00-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 6.0/11 to 5.0/9
      • Viewers – 9.28M to 7.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/8 to 2.2/7

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.8/7 household rating/share, 5.45 million viewers and a 1.8/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.8/7 HH rating [#3]
    • 5.55M viewers [#3]
    • 1.5/5 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wednesday nights series premiere of Pushing Daisies (3.0/6 HH rating/share, 4.26M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Just for Laughs – 8:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 3.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.1/4
    • Last week’s numbers (Just for Laughs – 8:30 p.m.):
      • Households – 2.9/5
      • Viewers – 4.33M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Wednesday’s episode of Private Practice (3.4/6 HH rating/share, 4.92M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (20/20):
      • Households – 4.0/7
      • Viewers – 5.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (5.1/10 HH rating/share, 7.18M viewers, 2.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.7/9 to 5.1/10
      • Viewers – 6.80M to 7.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.8/6 to 2.4/8

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.7/5 household rating/share and was tied for fourth among viewers (4.18) and adults 18-49 (1.4/5).

  • Last Week:
    • 2.4/5 HH rating [#5]
    • 3.85M viewers [#5]
    • 1.1/4 A18-49 rating [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (3.2/6 HH rating/share, 5.02M viewers, 1.6/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.2/6 to 3.2/6
      • Viewers – 5.13M to 5.02M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.4/5 to 1.6/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of K-Ville (2.2/4 HH rating/share, 3.33M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.5/4 household rating/share, but managed a tie for fourth place among both viewers (4.18) and adults 18-49 (1.4/5).

  • Last Week:
    • 2.9/5 HH rating [#4]
    • 4.91M viewers [#4]
    • 1.6/6 A18-49 rating [#3]
  • 8:00-10:00 p.m.: Friday Night Smackdown! (2.5/4 HH rating, 4.18M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating).
    • Week-to-week numbers (season nine premiere):
      • Households – 2.5/5 to 2.5/4
      • Viewers – 4.22M to 4.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5 to 1.4/5

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 “Numb3rs” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, October 12, 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