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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 17, 2007

CBS takes the evening thanks to the nights most-watched program (Criminal Minds) and a solid outing from the 10:00 p.m. time period leader CSI: NY.

ABC managed to take first place for the evening among adults 18-49, with the evenings highest rated show in that demo (Private Practice).

Pushing Daisies didn’t drop off much in its second week, while Bionic Woman continues to slide. The new series is off a significant 42% among adults 18-49 since its premiere.

Full analysis after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 7.7/12 household rating/share and 12.05 million viewers, but was just slightly back in second among adults 18-49 with a 3.5/9 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 7.4/12 [#1]
    • Viewers – 11.60M [#1]
    • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Kid Nation (4.7/8 HH rating/share, 7.41M viewers, 2.4/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.3/7 to 4.7/8
      • Viewers – 6.91M to 7.41M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.1/6 to 2.4/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds (9.4/15 HH rating/share, 14.87M viewers, 3.9/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 9.3/14 to 9.4/15
      • Viewers – 14.55M to 14.87M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.9/10
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY (9.0/15 HH rating/share, 13.86M viewers, 4.1/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.8/15 to 9.0/15
      • Viewers – 13.43M to 13.86M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.1/11 to 4.1/11

ABC followed in second place for the evening with a 7.0/11 household rating/share and 10.13 million viewers, but was able to snag a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 3.7/10 rating/share.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 7.0/11 [#2]
    • Viewers – 10.38M [#2]
    • A18-49 – 3.9/11 [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: Pushing Daises (6.6/11 HH rating/share, 9.75M viewers, 3.6/10 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.7/11 to 6.6/11
      • Viewers – 10.26M to 9.75M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.7/11 to 3.6/10
  • 9:00 p.m.: Private Practice (8.1/13 HH rating/share, 11.81M viewers, 4.3/11 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.2/13 to 8.1/13
      • Viewers – 12.42M to 11.81M
      • Adults 18-49 – 4.9/13 to 4.3/11
  • 10:00 p.m.: Dirty Sexy Money (6.4/11 HH rating/share, 8.83M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.9/10 to 6.4/11
      • Viewers – 8.64M to 8.83M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.3/9 to 3.1/9

NBC finished in a competitive third place for the evening with a 6.1/10 household rating/share, 9.49 million viewers and a 3.1/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 6.5/11 [#3]
    • Viewers – 10.27M [#3]
    • A18-49 – 3.3/9 [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m: Deal or No Deal (7.8/13 HH rating/share, 12.29M viewers, 3.1/9 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 8.0/13 to 7.8/13
      • Viewers – 12.58M to 12.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.1/9 to 3.1/9
  • 9:00 p.m.: Bionic Woman (5.5/9 HH rating/share, 8.52M viewers, 3.3/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 6.5/10 to 5.5/9
      • Viewers – 10.28M to 8.52M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.9/10 to 3.3/8
  • 10:00 p.m.: Life (5.0/8 HH rating/share, 7.66M viewers, 2.8/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 5.2/9 to 5.0/8
      • Viewers – 8.10M to 7.66M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.7/8 to 2.8/8

Fox followed in fourth place for the evening with a 4.4/7 household rating/share, 6.91 million viewers and a 2.8/8 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 4.1/7 [#4]
    • Viewers – 6.48M [#4]
    • Adults 18-49 – 2.6/7 [#4]
  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Back to You (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 6.91M viewers, 2.3/7 A18-49 rating/share) and ‘Til Death (4.5/7 HH rating/share, 6.98M viewers, 2.7/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers (Back to You):
      • Households – 4.1/7 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 6.62M to 6.91M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.3/7 to 2.3/7
    • Week-to-week numbers (‘Til Death):
      • Households – 3.9/6 to 4.5/7
      • Viewers – 6.49M to 6.98M
      • Adults 18-49- 2.4/7 to 2.7/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Kitchen Nightmares (4.4/7 HH rating/share, 6.88M viewers, 3.2/8 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 4.1/6 to 4.4/7
      • Viewers – 6.37M to 6.88M
      • Adults 18-49 – 3.0/8 to 3.2/8

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 2.5/4 household rating/share, 3.69 million viewers and a 1.9/5 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • Households – 2.7/4 [#5]
    • Viewers – 4.08M [#5]
    • Adults 18-49 – 1.9/5 [#5]
  • 8:00 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model (3.3/5 HH rating/share, 4.97M viewers, 2.5/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 3.5/6 to 3.3/5
      • Viewers -5.37M to 4.97M
      • Adults 18-49 – 2.5/7 to 2.5/7
  • 9:00 p.m.: Gossip Girl (1.7/3 HH rating/share, 2.42M viewers, 1.2/3 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 1.8/3 to 1.7/3
      • Viewers – 2.80M to 2.42M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/3 to 1.2/3
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 “Criminal Minds” will be reported in next weeks report for Wednesday, October 24, 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