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Broadcast TV Ratings for Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thanks to the heavily-hyped football matchup between the Patriots and Cowboys (which had monster ratings approaching 30 million viewers) CBS easily won the evening across all main categories.

ABC however wasn’t affected by the increased eyeballs over at CBS, as the networks lineup grew week-to-week.

Meanwhile over at NBC, Sunday Night Football drew season low numbers and The CW’s lineup continues to disappoint.

My full analysis follows after the jump.

Note: My full analysis will be edited in later this evening. Sorry for the delay.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with an 11.4/18 household rating/share, 17.66 million viewers and a 5.0/13 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week
    • 7.6/12 HH Rating/Share [#3]
    • 11.53M Viewers [#3]
    • 2.6/7 A18-49 Rating [#4]
  • Since the NFL Overrun went more than 40 minutes into primetime, the following ratings, for CBS ONLY, are based on the final numbers since fast nationals only measure time period numbers.
  • 7:00-7:43 p.m.: An NFL Overrun (18.0/34 HH rating/share, 29.12M viewers, 11.3/27 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 7:43-9:22 p.m.: 60 Minutes (11.3/17 HH rating/share, 17.23M viewers, 4.2/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week:
      • Households – 7.3/12 to 11.3/17
      • Viewers – 10.86M to 17.23M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 4.2/11
  • 9:22 p.m.: Cold Case (9.1/14 HH rating/share, 13.88M viewers, 3.4/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.4/13 to 9.1/14
      • Viewers – 13.02M to 13.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7 to 3.4/8
  • 10:22 p.m.: Shark (7.3/13 HH rating/share, 11.06M viewers, 2.6/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.4/12 to 7.3/13
      • Viewers – 11.28M to 11.06M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/6 to 2.6/7

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 8.1/13 household rating/share, 12.78 million viewers and a 4.6/12 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.8/13 HH Rating/Share [#2]
    • 12.44M Viewers [#2]
    • 4.4/12 A18-49 Rating [#2]
  • 7:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos (4.9/9 HH rating/share, 7.71M viewers, 2.1/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (18th season premiere):
      • Households – 5.1/9 to 4.9/9
      • Viewers – 8.52M to 7.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.1/6
  • 8:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (7.3/11 HH rating/share, 12.18M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 7.1/11 to 7.3/11
      • Viewers – 11.84M to 12.18M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.2/11 to 4.3/11
  • 9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives (11.7/18 HH rating/share, 18.55M viewers, 7.3/17 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 11.2/17 to 11.7/18
      • Viewers – 17.82M to 18.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 6.8/16 to 7.3/17
  • 10:00 p.m.: Brothers & Sisters (8.5/14 HH rating/share, 12.71M viewers, 4.8/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.0/13 to 8.5/14
      • Viewers – 11.91M to 12.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.3/11 to 4.8/13

NBC finished in third place for the evening with a 5.3/8 household rating/share, 8.65 million viewers and a 3.6/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.4/14 HH Rating/Share [#1]
    • 13.66M Viewers [#1]
    • 5.6/15 A18-49 Rating [#1]
  • 7:00 p.m.: Football Night in America (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 5.04M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.4/7 to 3.2/5
      • Viewers – 5.24M to 5.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/7 to 1.8/5
  • 8:00-8:30 p.m.: The pre-game/beginning minutes of the Sunday Night Football telecast (5.6/9 HH rating/share, 8.79M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30-11:00 p.m.: NBC Sunday Night Football (New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks) (6.0/9 HH rating/share, 9.28M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – 8:25-11:46 p.m.):
      • Households – 11.2/18 to 6.0/9
      • Viewers – 18.30M to 9.28M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.6/20 to 3.9/10

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 3.8/6 household rating/share, 6.35 million viewers and a 3.0/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 3.7/6 HH Rating/Share [#4]
    • 8.30M Viewers [#4]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 Rating [#3]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: Back-to-back repeats of King of the Hill and The Simpsons (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.51M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share) and (3.1/5 HH rating/share, 5.00M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: That led into a repeat of The Simpsons (5.1/8 HH rating/share, 8.83M viewers, 4.2/11 A18-49 rating/share) and a new episode of King of the Hill (4.3/7 HH rating/share, 7.43M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (The Simpsons):
      • Households – 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 7.89M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/10
    • Week-to-week numbers (King of the Hill):
      • Households – 3.6/5 to 4.3/7
      • Viewers – 6.22M to 7.43M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.9/7 to 3.5/9
  • 9:00 & 9:30 p.m.: A repeat of Family Guy (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 7.09M viewers, 3.5/8 A18-49 rating/share) and American Dad (3.9/6 HH rating/share, 6.26M viewers, 3.1/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (Family Guy):
      • Households – 4.8/7
      • Viewers – 8.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/9
    • Week-to-week numbers (American Dad):
      • Households – 3.8/6 to 3.9/6
      • Viewers – 6.53M to 6.26M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/7 to 3.1/7

The CW was left then in fifth place with a 0.8/1 household rating/share, 1.12 million viewers and a 0.4/1 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 0.9/2 HH Rating/Share [#5]
    • 1.27M Viewers [#5]
    • 0.4/1 A18-49 Rating [#5]
  • 7:00 & 7:30 p.m.: CW Now (0.5/1 HH rating/share, 663,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share) and Online Nation (0.4/1 HH rating/share, 593,000 viewers, 0.2/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (CW Now):
      • Households – 0.6/1 to 0.5/1
      • Viewers – 0.79M to 0.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.2/1
    • Week-to-week numbers (Online Nation):
      • Households – 0.5/1 to 0.4/1
      • Viewers – 0.70M to 0.59M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.3/1 to 0.2/1
  • 8:00 p.m.: Week two of Life is Wild (0.7/1 HH rating/share, 1.04 million viewers, 0.3/1 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (series premiere):
      • Households – 1.2/2 to 0.7/1
      • Viewers – 1.65M to 1.04M
      • Adults 18-49 – 0.4/1 to 0.3/1
  • 9:00 p.m.: And that was followed by a repeat of America’s Next Top Model (1.2/2 HH rating/share, 1.68 million viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
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 “NBC Sunday Night Football” will be reported in next weeks report for Sunday, October 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

    looking back in hindsight was it such a good idea to cancel veronica mars at least it did better than the current sunday line up on the CW only decent rating was low rated repeat of ANTM!

  • matt

    looking back in hindsight was it such a good idea to cancel veronica mars at least it did better than the current sunday line up on the CW only decent rating was low rated repeat of ANTM!