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Broadcast TV Ratings for Tuesday, October 16, 2007

CBS won the evening among households and viewers thanks to an impressive performance from the night’s most-watched and highest-rated show NCIS. Fox however managed to take first place on the evening among adults 18-49 thanks to an improved performance from the networks telecast of game four of the ALCS.

ABC remained a competitive third place with consistent outings from their entire lineup, anchored by the Dancing With the Stars results show.

And The CW finally got some good news, with greatly improved performances for both Beauty and the Geek and Reaper.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with an 8.1/13 household rating/share and 12.72 million viewers, but was second among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.8/13 HH rating/share [#2]
    • 12.11 viewers [#2]
    • 2.9/8 A18-49 rating/share [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m.: NCIS (10.8/17 HH rating/share, 17.40M viewers, 4.1/12 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.4/17 to 10.8/17
      • Viewers – 16.36M to 17.40M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.4/10 4.1/12
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Unit (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 12.27M viewers, 3.5/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.9/11 to 7.7/12
      • Viewers – 11.03M to 12.27M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/7 to 3.5/9
  • 10:00 p.m.: Cane (5.8/10 HH rating/share, 8.50M viewers, 2.2/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.0/10 5.8/10
      • Viewers – 9.11M to 8.50M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.2/6

Fox followed in second place for the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share and 11.71 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 8.0/13 HH rating/share [#1]
    • 13.02M viewers [#1]
    • 5.2/14 A18-49 rating/share [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Game 4 of the MLB American League Championship Series (7.7/12 HH rating/share, 11.71M viewers, 3.7/10 A18-49 rating/share) between the Boston Red Sox (Away) and the Cleveland Indians (Home).
    • Game-to-game numbers:
      • Households – 4.8/9 to 5.8/12 to 6.5/10 to 7.7/12
      • Viewers – 7.42M to 8.79M to 9.18M to 11.71M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.2/8 to 2.9/10 to 2.9/7 to 3.7/10
    • Last week’s numbers (Bones):
      • Households – 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 8.48M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.2/9
    • Last week’s numbers (House):
      • Households – 10.8/16
      • Viewers – 18.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 7.4/18

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 7.6/12 household rating/share and 11.39 million viewers, but managed a tie for second place among adults 18-49 with a 3.3/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • 7.6/12 HH rating/share [#3]
    • 11.42M viewers [#3]
    • 3.2/9 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Cavemen (4.6/8 HH rating/share, 6.92M viewers, 2.7/8 A18-49 rating/share) and Carpoolers (4.6/7 HH rating/share, 6.96M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Cavemen):
      • Households – 4.5/7 to 4.6/8
      • Viewers – 6.96M to 6.92M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/8 to 2.7/8
    • Week-to-week numbers (Carpoolers):
      • Households – 4.8/8 to 4.6/7
      • Viewers – 7.27M to 6.96M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.8/8 to 2.7/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dancing With the Stars (11.4/17 HH rating/share, 17.03M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 10.7/16 to 11.4/17
      • Viewers – 16.36M to 17.03M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/10 to 4.3/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: Boston Legal (6.9/11 HH rating/share, 10.22M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (10:02-11:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 7.2/12 to 6.9/11
      • Viewers – 10.58M to 10.22M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.8/8

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with a 5.7/9 household rating/share, 8.39 million viewers and a 3.2/9 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 5.7/9 HH rating/share [#4]
    • 8.47M viewers [#4]
    • 3.3/9 A18-49 rating/share [#3]
  • 8:00-8:30 p.m.: Dateline Presents (4.2/7 HH rating/share, 5.73M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (8:00-8:30 p.m. – The Singing Bee):
      • Households – 4.2/7
      • Viewers – 6.65M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Biggest Loser (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 6.90M viewers, 3.0/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (8:30-10:00 p.m.):
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 6.54M to 6.90M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/7 to 3.0/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (8.4/14 HH rating/share, 12.54M viewers, 4.8/13 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.4/14 to 8.4/14
      • Viewers – 12.30M to 12.54M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/14 to 4.8/13

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.3/3 household rating/share, 3.40 million viewers and a 1.6/4 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.0/3 HH rating/share [#5]
    • 2.91M viewers [#5]
    • 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Beauty and the Geek (2.4/4 HH rating/share, 3.55M viewers, 1.8/5 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers :
      • Households – 2.1/3 to 2.4/4
      • Viewers – 3.21M to 3.55M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.6/5 to 1.8/5
  • 9:00 p.m.: Reaper (2.1/3 HH rating/share, 3.25M viewers, 1.5/4 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 2.1/3
      • Viewers – 2.65M to 3.25M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.2/3 to 1.5/4
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 “NCIS” will be reported in next weeks report for Tuesday, October 23, 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